Jason Gesser joins WSU radio team

Former Washington State quarterback Jason Gesser, who led the Cougars to a Pac-12 co-championship and Rose Bowl berth in 2002, has joined the WSU football radio broadcast team as an analyst, IMG College announced Friday.

Gesser will join Bob Robertson, the Cougars’ radio voice the last 47 years, and Bud Nameck, while Jessamyn McIntre will continue as the sideline reporter. Gesser replaces Shawn McWashington, a former WSU receiver.

“I’m really excited for this opportunity to get back into broadcasting and start wearing the right colors again, crimson and gray,” Gesser said.

The move won't require a move at all for Gesser, his wife, Kali, and their three kids. The family moved to Pullman when Gesser joined the coaching staff at Idaho, located a few miles across the border, in 2011, and remained there when he joined Wyoming as the quarterbacks coach last season.

“When we all got fired at Wyoming, I moved back here full time,” Gesser said.

Few players were as successful as Gesser during his career as a three-year starter at WSU.

He shared the Pac-12 offensive player of the year award with USC's Carson Palmer in 2002, the year Palmer won the Heisman Trophy, and led WSU to a conference co-title with the Trojans and an appearance in the Rose Bowl.

The Cougars finished 10th in the final AP poll that season with a 10-3 record -- their second in a run of a three straight 10-win seasons. It was also the last of Mike Price’s 14 seasons at WSU before departing for Alabama prior to the Rose Bowl.