Going into the season all eyes were on returning slot receivers Renard Bell, Jamire Calvin and Kyle Sweet as well as the unexpected return of Robert Lewis. But a new name has entered the conversation. A little over a year ago I did a comparison of incoming freshman Calvin and Travell Harris. I gave the highly touted recruit Calvin the edge, but it was lot closer than I expected to see. Seriously, click on that link and watch his high school highlights and you’ll wonder how we didn’t see this coming. The fan base didn’t get much of a look at Harris as a freshman, but boy has he showed his sleeper potential as a sophomore in the passing game and especially on special teams.
Finally the Cougars have a home run hitter at the kick return position again as we saw Harris take one back 100 yards against Eastern for WSU’s first kick return for a touchdown in two years. Harris was named the Pac-12 player of the week for Special Teams and is leading the conference with 37 yards per return. This was so fun to watch.
He has also caught seven passes for 87 yards as a key part of a stacked inside receiver rotation. I can’t wait to see what does the rest of the season especially on bubble screens. Just another explosive weapon for the Mississippi Mustache and an additional headache for conference defensive coordinators.
Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up | The Spokesman-Review
In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking action, since he’s not a university employee. But it seemed to fit a pattern of a cover-up.
Weekly WSU football chat transcript - 9/19 | The Spokesman-Review
A transcript from Wednesday's Cougar football live chat with Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.
Pac-12 picks: A smaller slate this weekend means a better chance for perfection | The Spokesman-Review
We correctly picked the winners for 10 of the 11 games last weekend, and could have been 11 for 11 had officials in the game between Arizona State and San Diego State determined Manny Wilkins’ 48-yard pass to Frank Darby was complete – a decision that would have given the Sun Devils the ball back on the 2-yard line trailing by seven points with 6 seconds left.
WSU football notebook: Outcome could hinge on Coug DL vs. USC OL
Given porous USC run defense, will Mike Leach run a little more?