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Coach Mike Leach had  high hopes at the start of the season, but his team is  3-8.
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Friday, November 28
Mike Leach’s Cougars may not be that far away, but he needs to start winning | Bud Withers

Washington State has lost several games it should have won, so this young team’s 3-8 record may not reflect where the program is really at in its third year under Mike Leach.

Tuesday, November 25

Good times: It’s a shame Pac-12 football season is ending so soon | Bud Withers

The Pac-12 football season was a tough one to predict, on and off the field.

Sunday, November 23

Bruins make it look easy in battle of L.A. | Bud Withers

UCLA pounded USC 38-20 and faces Stanford on Friday, hoping to win the South and set up a meeting with Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game.

Saturday, November 22

Cougars find way to lose winnable game against ASU | Bud Withers

The final was 52-31, or pretty much what it was a year ago on Halloween Night in Pullman against the Sun Devils, when it was 55-21.

Tuesday, November 18

It’s Jim Mora vs. Steve Sarkisian, UCLA vs. USC week | Bud Withers

Former Seahawks coach Jim Mora leads his UCLA team against USC, led by former Washington coach Steve Sarkisian.

Tuesday, November 11

When put in perspective of Oregon State football history, Mike Riley still a gem of a coach | Bud Withers

Beavers historically have had one of the worst football programs in the country

Saturday, November 8

WSU QB Luke Falk provides hope for future | Bud Withers

Making his first start, Luke Falk completed 44 of 61 passes, and Washington State picked itself up after the disappointment of Connor Halliday’s career-ending injury with a 39-32 victory over Oregon State.

Tuesday, November 4

Arizona State coach Todd Graham gets the last laugh | Bud Withers

Arizona State was mocked for the way it handled the hiring of football coach Todd Graham after the 2011 season. But the Sun Devils are 7-1 this season and 25-10 under Graham.

Connor Halliday injured in Cougars’ 44-17 loss to USC | Bud Withers

On a day that seems to mark the end of quarterback Connor Halliday’s Washington State football career, the Cougars fell heavily to USC, 44-17, Saturday in a Pac-12 football game.

Sunday, November 2

Pac-12 in Perspective: Oregon rises to the top, Shaq Thompson as Heisman finalist? | Bud Withers

Also: Can Arizona make it all the way into the elite four in the playoff rankings?

Thursday, October 30

WSU football has a tall task in salvaging 2014 season | Bud Withers

WSU’s season has descended to 2-6, which means to return to the postseason, the Cougars would have to win four games in which they’ll be underdogs. That’s not realistic, but what is important is that they salvage every possible crumb out there so they don’t lose momentum from