While we wait for Ken Bone's up in the air status to be resolved, there were some football things happening on Thursday to help pass the time. The Cougars held their pro day on Rogers field, with the departing seniors working out for pro scouts.
The group included Deone Bucannon who was back in town, fresh off an impressive performance at the combine. Bucannon was the the main draw, but he wasn't the only Cougar working out. KREM 2 Sports Director Darnay Tripp was in attendance and with the help of his feed (@DarnayTripp) let's Twitterecap this thing.
At #WSU Pro Day. Matt Goetz said he isn't doing the bench press because he hurt his shoulder. Scouts asked how. "I dropped a car on it."— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) March 13, 2014
Don't you hate when that happens? I dropped a semi truck on my knee last week and now I can't get good elevation on my jump shot. Brutal.
Before you freak out by that picture and think Bucannon is wearing Oregon gear, he simply wore the Nike stuff issued at the combine.
There are scouts from around nine NFL teams at #WSU's Pro Day.— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) March 13, 2014
Andrew Furney likely made himself some $ today. Saw him hit from 58 yds w/o much trouble. Heard he made 60+ as well. Now meeting w/ teams.— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) March 13, 2014
I guess you could say WSU's pro day was Furnalicious.
Tripp and KREM also shot some video. I didn't think it was possible for Bucannon to be more jacked than he was heading into the season, but it appears he's spent some time in the weight room since the New Mexico Bowl. If that whole NFL thing doesn't work out, maybe he'll follow in the footsteps of former Cougar linebacker Greg Trent and become a bodybuilder. Seriously, Greg Trent is really a body builder (note: that link contains a lot of flexing in speedos, also terrible audio.)
And now an interview with Bucannon:
Raw: Deone Bucannon after WSU Pro Day workout | KREM.com Spokane
Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon spokane about the NFL Combine, his Pro Day workout, what he hopes to show to NFL scouts, and his hopes for the 2014 Draft Thursday afternoon.
Bucannon, Furney stand out at WSU Pro Day | KREM.com Spokane
Washington State held its Pro Day for former Cougs that now hope to land on NFL rosters beginning this spring. Of the players that worked out in front of scouts from various teams, Deone Bucannon and Andrew Furney garnered the most attention.
There are some very good Bone related links below. If you're only going to read two, I'd suggest Vince Grippi's take and the behind the scenes look from Michael-Shawn Dugar. Both are interesting reads.
WSU's Ken Bone: Behind the scenes with a coach on the hot seat | Take 2 | Seattle Times
Equipped with a glazed donut and a cup of coffee, Ken Bone powered on his laptop and absorbed film. Again. On long drives, plane rides, even in the middle of the night when sleep evaded him, Bone rarely passed up a chance to improve his struggling Washington State men's basketball team.
WSU's Bone won't be back - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - March 13, 2014
Sometime in the next couple weeks – probably sooner than later – Washington State athletic director Bill Moos will hold a press conference or send out a press release. During the first few minutes of that conference, or in the first paragraph of the release, Moos will announce Ken Bone has been fired as the head men's basketball coach at WSU.
Something’s gotta give: Bone’s WSU future cloudy | Lindy's Sports
One thing that has been certain over the course of Washington State’s season — Ken Bone’s job has been on the line and he’s really done nothing to help move his future in the right direction.
Once happy together, Romar, Bone, Dollar now on hot seats | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Once, they were a Montlake dream team, a coaching trifecta that lifted the Huskies to heights the program had rarely seen.