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Falk and the rest of the former Cougars found out where their home would be for the 2018 NFL season

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Former Washington State quarterback had himself a roller coaster of a Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday he got to watch his alma-mater start their season out with a victory, then would later find out that he was cut by the Tennessee Titans. A day later on Sunday, he was picked up by the Miami Dolphins.

The sixth-round pick struggled during his appearances for the Titans this preseason going 32 of 58 for 296 yards and a touchdown and interception in four games. Miami saw the light in him however as they added him with three quarterbacks already on the roster. Starter Ryan Tannehill and his backups Brock Osweiler and Davis Fales will all welcome Falk before their season opener September 9th.

The man that was on the other side of a lot of Falk’s passes, River Cracraft, was also released on Saturday by the Denver Broncos. He would then get added to their practice squad. Cracraft has been through this before as he struggled to consistently stay on the roster last season.

One of the more surprising moves this past weekend was done by The New York Jets when they released Frankie Luvu on Saturday. After recording six tackles (three for a loss), one sack, and two hits on the quarterback he earned himself some first team reps over the four games. The Jets would not completely get rid of him however as he would be signed to their practice squad.

Shalom Luani was also on the move this weekend as he was traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Seattle Seahawks just before final roster cuts were due. Luani was drafted in the seventh round in the 2017 NFL Draft an appeared in 16 games and tallied 14 tackles as a Raider in his first year.

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Football:

Cougars Host San Jose State Saturday for Home-Opener - Washington State University
Washington State (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) opens its 2018 home slate with a matchup against San Jose State University (0-1, 0-0 Mountain West) Saturday night at Martin Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

WSU’s bizarre trick play was a collaboration between Mike Leach, Microsoft engineer | The Spokesman-Review
The concept that produced the 9 most interesting yards of Saturday’s game was not devised during one of Mike Leach’s long strolls to work – often used as brainstorm sessions – or conceived while the coach was scribbling out his thoughts late at night in the Cougar Football Complex.

First look: San Jose State at Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State (1-0) will face its second Mountain West team in as many weeks when the Cougars play host to San Jose State (0-1).

Mike Vrabel on former Titans QB Luke Falk joining Miami Dolphins before season opener
Mike Vrabel on former Titans quarterback Luke Falk joining the Miami Dolphins just a week before the two teams open the season against each other.

Volleyball:

Martin Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week - Washington State University
Washington State's Claire Martin was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2 as announced by the Pac-12 Conference office Monday. The senior became the first Cougar to earn the award in 2018 and the first to earn the honor since Taylor Mims Nov. 14, 2016.

Athletics:

Lisa Waite Named Associate Director for Cougar Athletics - Washington State University
Washington State University Director of Athletics Pat Chun announced Monday that Lisa Waite has been named Associate Athletic Director for Emerging Media/Creative Services. She begins her duties Sept. 4.