The offseason news cycle rarely comes close to matching the regular season news cycle, but it just may have on Thursday. Fresh off their appearance at Pac-12 media day, the Cougars added a pair of verbal commitments to spice things up a little.
Wide receiver Dominic Davis was the first to commit. Davis is the early leader for fastest recruit in the 2015 class and there is a good chance he holds onto that title. One recruit would have made for a nice day, but WSU added a second verbal commitment a little later in the day with 6-foot-6, 306-pound offensive lineman Cedric Bigge-Duren committed. With Davis and Bigge-Duren now in the fold, WSU has 10 commitments in the 2015 class. The Cougars have filled 40 percent of the class and we're still a month from the season opener.
In addition to the recruiting news, WSU and Mike Leach remained a popular topic at Pac-12 media day, with several WSU features coming out on Thursday. Those articles include one from our old friend Christian Caple who wrote about Connor Halliday and gave a little shout out to CougCenter and a image TiltingRight created a few years ago.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.: WSU’s Halliday trying to ‘get back to zero’ on every play | Washington State University | The Olympian
The poster on Connor Halliday’s bedroom wall, he swears, should not be interpreted as a motto applied whenever the Washington State quarterback surveys a defense, particularly with four receivers lined up in coach Mike Leach’s pass-centric scheme. It began a couple years ago as a joke among WSU fans, a graphic that circulated first on the fan site CougCenter.com
The Andy Staples Podcast: Mike Leach talks movies, football and more - College Football - SI.com
Washington State coach Mike Leach is no stranger to Hollywood. In the 1980s, he appeared as an extra in such classics as Grunt! The Wrestling Movie. This is the ‘80s pro wrestling movie that wasn’t No Holds Barred. It also isn’t to be confused with Vision Quest, an ‘80s flick not about wrasslin’, but wrestling. Leach also had a memorable cameo on the Friday Night Lights television series that required him to give fictional coach Eric Taylor some important life advice. (Swing your sword, of course.)
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Once there, he would watch the quarterbacks each day and offer a report to Leach. Before he headed back home, Leach had a question. "If I could create a position for you, would you be interested?" Leach asked.
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Leach turned a conversation about the Pac 12's facility improvements into a diagnostic of Arkansas' War Memorial Stadium, the ancient Little Rock facility where the Razorbacks still play one home game a year:
Pac-12 North Predictions - Block U
Below, we tackle the question of where each team will fall during the season. Do we agree with the rest of the Pac-12 media? Find out here:
Washington State QB Connor Halliday wants to limit interceptions to 'one or two' a game | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports
Even though Washington State coach Mike Leach has had some of the best quarterbacks — statistically — they’re not always considered the nation’s best quarterbacks or even the best quarterbacks in their particular league. Leach thinks Connor Halliday can change that.
Behind Connor Halliday, Washington State hoping to make Pac-12 push - College Football - SI.com
"For every story that you’ve heard about Mike Leach, I’ve experienced it -- a few times. And for every story you’ve heard Mike Leach tell, I’ve heard it 30 times."