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2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: Washington State Cougars

Jul 18, 2013

Mike Leach, 2nd Year (3-9, 87-52 Career)

Named Washington State’s head coach on November 30, 2011...In 2012 the Cougars complied a 3-9 record, highlighted by a season-ending come-from-behind overtime win against cross-state Pac-12 rival Washington...In 10 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech from 2000-09, led the Red Raiders to a winning season and a bowl bid each year...Recorded a school-record 84 victories during his tenure...During his tenure, Texas Tech led the nation in passing six times and three times accumulated the most total yards...In 2008, the Red Raiders set a program record with 11 regular-season wins while tying the overall victory record. Texas Tech was ranked as high as second in the nation and four student-athletes earned All-America first team status.

Elliott Bosch, OL, 6-4, 274, RS SR

Former walk-on from Spokane, Wash. started all 12 games at center as a redshirt junior in 2012...Was an All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention selection...Served as team captain for five consecutive games during the 2012 campaign...Presented WSU’s Mike Utley Award, given to the the team’s top offensive linemen...Appeared in two games in redshirt sophomore season in 2011...Played in six games as a redshirt freshmen in 2010.

Deone Bucannon, DB, 6-1, 198, SR

As a junior in 2012, first on the team and fifth in the Pac-12 in total tackles with 106...First defensive player to accumulate over 100 tackles on the year since the 2006 season and most for the Cougars since 1996...The All-Pac-12 second team selection collected a team-best four interceptions...Posted double-digit tackles seven times, including a career-high 17 at ASU...Started 11 of 12 games in sophomore season in 2011...58 solo tackles was fifth-best in Pac-12 while 80 total tackles and three interceptions were both good for second on team...Recorded four pass breakups, one recovered fumble, and one blocked field goal...Saw the field in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2010...Conference leader among freshmen with a team-best 84 tackles (67 solo).