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Wulff and Moos: Discussions 'ongoing'

An announcement came on Washington State coach Paul Wulff's fate on Sunday, but it only said there was not yet anything to announce.

Said the statement from athletic director Bill Moos: “Paul and I met for an hour and a half this afternoon so I could hear his assessment of the season and where he would like to take the program from here. Our discussions will be ongoing.”

The Seattle Times reported Saturday that Wulff would be fired, barring any last-minute course reversal from Moos.

Washington State finished 4-8 after losing to Washington on Saturday, and Wulff is 9-40 in his four seasons in charge at his alma mater. Still, the program showed much improvement this year. The Cougars doubled their win total this season and twice lost by three points, including a 30-27 loss to Utah on Nov. 19 that ended any postseason hopes.

Wulff is likely fighting an uphill battle to retain his job, but it's always been clear that Moos liked and respected him. Moos, in fact, though not the Cougars' AD at the time, played a key role in Wulff getting hired in 2008.

The Times reported that if Wulff isn't retained, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach tops the list of potential replacements. More on that here. The biggest issue with Leach -- other than his quirkiness -- is he's likely to be a candidate for a number of jobs, including Kansas and Ole Miss.

Here's an update from the Spokane newspaper.

Here's a tribute to Wulff.