Washington State 2010 Football Preview

 

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Team Quick Facts

 

2009 Overall Record: 1-11

2009 Pac-10 record/Finish: 0-9, 10th

Starters Returning/Lost: 16-8

Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5

Starting Kickers Returning/Lost: 2/0

First year of Football: 1894

All-Time Record: 493-484-45

All-Time Pac-10 Record: 244-332-26

National Championships (years): 0




 

HEAD COACH PAUL WULFF





Washington State, 1990


3rd Year at Washington State

Career at Washington State: 3-22 (.120), 2 years

Overall career record: 56-62 (.475), 10 years

Coaching Experience

Head Coach, Washington State, 2008-Present

Head Coach, Eastern Washington, 2000-2007

Off. Coord./Line/Strength Coach, E. Washington,

1998-1999

Off. Line/Strength Coach, Eastern Washington, 1994-97

Volunteer Asst./Offensive Line, Eastern Washington, 1993




 

A QUICK LOOK AT THE COUGARS

Offense:

Washington State showed marked improvement last season in year two of coach Paul Wulff's rebuilding job and the Cougars figure to be even more improved this season after fielding a very young lineup last season. WSU returns eight starters on offense and hope a year's experience, and some better luck in the injury department, lead to improved results. QB Jeff Tuel showed great promise as a true freshman last year when healthy and junior Marshall Lobbestael has also seen plenty of action giving the Cougs some depth at quarterback. WR Jared Karstetter became a go-to receiver last year and four starters return on the offensive line led by OGs Zack Williams and B.J.Guerra.




Defense:

Six starters return on defense with the strength of the unit being a fairly deep group on the defensive line led by DEs Travis Long and Kevin Kooyman. Some inexperienced players are going to need to step up at linebacker and in the secondary to better results for the defensive unit. Excellent punter Reid Forrest is a weapon for WSU.

 

The Schedule:

Washington State has a couple of challenging non-conference road games at Oklahoma State and SMU. The Cougar league home schedule is most attractive with USC, Oregon, Arizona, California and Washington all making the trip to Pullman.




 

2009 Results

Result Score Opponent
L 13-39 Stanford
L 20-38 Hawai'i
W (OT) 30-27 SMU
L 6-27 at USC
L 6-52 at Oregon
L 14-27 Arizona State
L 17-49 at California
L 14-40 at Notre Dame
L 7-48 at Arizona
L 7-43 UCLA
L 10-42 Oregon State
L 0-30 at Washington

 

2010 Schedule

Date Location Series
Sept. 4 at Oklahoma State Washington State leads, 2-1-0
Sept. 11 Montana State Washington State leads, 6-0-0
Sept. 18 at SMU Washington State leads, 1-0-0
Sept. 25 USC USC leads, 57-8-4
Oct. 2 at UCLA UCLA leads, 37-18-1
Oct. 9 Oregon Oregon leads, 42-38-7
Oct. 16 Arizona Arizona leads, 24-13-0
Oct. 23 at Stanford Stanford leads, 34-25-1
Oct. 30 at Arizona State Arizona State leads, 22-12-2
Nov. 6 California California leads, 41-25-5
Nov. 13 at Oregon State Washington St. leads, 47-44-3
Dec. 4 Washington Washington leads, 65-31-6

 

SIX TO WATCH

Pos Name Year Height Weight
P Reid Forrest Sr. 6-0 194
DE Travis Long So. 6-4 256
WR Jared Karstetter Jr. 6-4 206
OG Zack Williams Sr. 6-4 304
DE Kevin Kooyman Sr. 6-6 246
OG B.J. Guerra Jr. 6-3 315

 

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