Live chat with Cougars' Paul Wulff
Highlights of Monday's live chat with Washington State football coach Paul Wulff
Q: What do you think will be quarterback Jeff Tuel's greatest challenge Saturday against Oregon State?
Wulff: To continue to get in sync with his receivers and the speed of the game.
Q: How long until the Cougars are back at the Rose Bowl?
Wulff: I really believe next year and the year after we will have the type of team that will compete for the Pac-12 championship. With the opportunity to win the conference and play in the Rose Bowl.
Q: How good is Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck?
Wulff: Andrew Luck is the best quarterback I've seen in person in college football. There isn't a better player in college football, in my opinion.
Q: How are the players handling losing back-to-back games?
Wulff: They are disappointed but determined to get back on the winning track this week. Finally, our players have a real distaste for losing.
Q: The all-gray uniforms were not good. Can I have your word that we'll never wear those again? We need more of the classics.
Wulff: I'm a traditionalist like you, but that was the winning combination from the online voting and the players really liked the look.
Q: Who will start at QB this week
Wulff: Jeff Tuel will start this week
Q: Hope we'll have a big turnout Saturday. Do you know how many tickets have been sold so far?
Wulff: The last I heard, which was the end of last week, was over 40,000. We need to fill up CenturyLink Field with Cougar fans this weekend to give us the best chance.
Q: Has athletic director Bill Moos put a specific number of wins this season in order to get a contract extension for you?
Wulff: No, there isn't a specific number of wins. The goal is to continue to grow into a championship-caliber program. We have come a long way from where we were a few short years ago, and we are nowhere near where we are going to be within a year or two.
Q: Where's your favorite place to eat in Pullman?
Wulff: There are many. A few would be South Fork, Golden Teriyaki, Swilly's, and of course, Cougar Country.
Q: Is this the most talented set of receivers you've had in your coaching career?
Wulff: Yes, there is talent. Outside of Jared Karstetter and Isiah Barton, all the others are freshmen and sophomores. I wouldn't call it a veteran or mature group completely, but as they mature they have a chance to be really good.
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