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WSU reportedly adds a new assistant coach

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It would appear WSU has found a coach to replace Roy Manning, as the Cougars will reportedly hire Utah State co-defensive coordinator Kendrick Shaver as the new outside linebacker coach.

Shaver was the co-defensive coordinator at Utah State the last two seasons. This past year, he coached outside linebackers — seemingly making him a direct fit to replace Manning. Shaver, however, coached defensive backs for six seasons before shifting to outside linebackers.

WSU hasn’t officially announced the news just yet, but this would appear to be a strong indication that this is happening.

As for what Shaver brings the position, he has plenty of experience and he doesn’t appear to be lacking any personality.

When the move becomes official, it would seemingly fill out WSU’s defensive staff.



Reports: Utah State co-defensive coordinator Kendrick Shaver joining Washington State staff | The Spokesman-Review
Shaver would presumably be the third and final coaching hire of the offseason by Mike Leach, who also brought Tracy Claeys aboard to replace Alex Grinch and elevated former defensive quality control assistant Darcel McBath to assistant coach, filling the Cougars’ “10th assistant” position.

Utah State co-DC Kendrick Shaver headed to WSU to replace Roy Manning; will Jim Mastro leave for Oregon? | The Seattle Times
tah State co-defensive coordinator Kendrick Shaver is headed to Washington State to join Mike Leach’s staff, two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Seattle Times Sunday morning.

Grip on Sports: Keith Jackson was our connection to college football and part of this area's rich broadcasting history | The Spokesman-Review
Nuggets have a way of showing up in out-of-the-way places. Which is my meandering way of saying goodbye to Keith Jackson, one of, if not the, best to ever call a college football game. Read on.

Women’s Basketball:

Women’s basketball: No. 24 Cal rallies to be WSU 66-60 | The Spokesman-Review
Kristine Anigwe scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and No. 24 Cal overcame Washington State 66-60 on Sunday in Berkeley, California.

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Arizona Wildcats officially hire Kevin Sumlin as new head coach - Arizona Desert Swarm
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Washington Huskies star Myles Gaskin to return for his senior season - UW Dawg Pound
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