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Washington State hires Jake Dickert as defensive coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 7:43 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State hired Jake Dickert as its defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Dickert is the first major hire for new Washington State coach Nick Rolovich. Dickert spent the past three seasons as a defensive coach at Wyoming, including last season as the defensive coordinator for the...

North quarterback Shea Patterson of Michigan (7) throws a pass during the first half of the Senior Bowl college football game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Washington State's Anthony Gordon leads North in Senior Bowl

Jan. 25, 2020 7:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon is used to waiting his turn. Gordon, who didn't start until his senior year, led the North to three touchdowns in the third quarter in a 31-17 victory over the South in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. The Cougars' prolific passer entered the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, then-Arizona State head coach Todd Graham coaches on the sidelines against Oregon in an NCAA college football game, in Eugene, Ore. Hawaii hired former Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to lead their football program. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)

Hawaii hired former Arizona St coach Graham to lead program

Jan. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii hired former Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday to lead the Rainbow Warriors. Graham replaces Nick Rolovich, who left Hawaii after four seasons to become Washington State head coach. The Warriors are coming off a 10-5 season in which they appeared in the Mountain West...

New Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich speaks during a news conference after being officially introduced as the head coach on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. (Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

Rolovich introduced at Wazzu, strikes all the right chords

Jan. 16, 2020 7:16 PM EST

If Nick Rolovich felt the need to appease Washington State fans he did so with the answer to one question. “Two words: Apple Cup,” Rolovich was asked during his first news conference Thursday as the new head coach at Washington State. “Three numbers: 317,” Rolovich quickly answered....

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. Washington State is close to finalizing an agreement with Rolovich to take over as the Cougars' head football coach, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)

Washington State hires Rolovich as coach, replacing Leach

Jan. 14, 2020 7:48 PM EST

Nick Rolovich has left behind the beaches of Oahu for the wheat fields of the Palouse and the chance to see if his pass-happy, high-scoring style can work at Washington State. Rolovich was hired by Washington State on Tuesday, completing a whirlwind week for the Cougars that saw Mike Leach depart for Mississippi...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. Washington State is close to finalizing an agreement with Rolovich to take over as the Cougars' head football coach, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)

WSU Prez: Rolovich to be football coach at Washington State

Jan. 14, 2020 2:39 PM EST

The president of Washington State University tweeted Tuesday that Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich will take over as the Cougars' head football coach, replacing Mike Leach. School President Kirk Schulz tweeted that WSU had picked "a dynamic new head coach @Nick Rolovich'' to succeed Leach, who left for Mississippi...

Pirate sets sail leaving Washington St to ponder what's next

Jan. 9, 2020 7:10 PM EST

When Washington State athletic director Pat Chun got the phone call Thursday morning, it was less surprise and more a feeling of it finally happened. After eight seasons Mike Leach is moving on from Washington State, leaving the Cougars pondering their next move relatively late in the college football coaching...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Washington State head coach Mike Leach watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, in Houston. Two people with knowledge of the decision says Mississippi State has hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach.  The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, because the school has not yet officially announced the move. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, who was fired last week after two seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Mississippi State hires Mike Leach away from Washington St

Jan. 9, 2020 4:16 PM EST

The pirate is heading to Starkvegas. Mississippi State hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach Thursday, bringing one of the nation's quirkiest and most successful coaches from the Pac-12 to the Southeastern Conference. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, fired last week after two seasons....

AP Sources: Mississippi State hires Washington State's Mike Leach as new football coach

Jan. 9, 2020 1:48 PM EST
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — AP Sources: Mississippi State hires Washington State's Mike Leach as new football coach.