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8-5, 2nd in Pac 12 - North
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Wazzu's biggest headache: Jake Browning

Browning is 2-0 in the Apple Cup, and neither game has been close. The Cougars will have to likely figure him out in order to make the next step in the Pac-12.

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Who is the future coach on each Top 25 team?

Kyle Bonagura believes that a particular Washington State linebacker is the current Cougar most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Leach offered new Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley his first coaching job -- the same day he cut him as a walk-on quarterback at Texas Tech in 2003. "He could coach better than he could throw," Leach said. "He threw sidearm. He was somewhat accurate, but couldn't throw it very far. He picked up the offense quickly in terms of Xs and Os, which made me think he could become a good coach." Is the 33-year-old Riley ready to take over the Sooners? "You're never ready," Leach said. "It's kind of like getting married -- you kind of learn a lot along the way and adjust as you go."

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22dKC Joyner

Is Washington State a legit CFP sleeper pick?

Washington State returns quarterback Luke Falk to run the Cougars' high-powered offense, but will he be enough to impact the College Football Playoff race in 2017?

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State and Houston will play a home-and-home series, the schools announced Monday. The first game will take place in Houston on Sept. 14. 2019 with the second on Sept. 12, 2020 in Pullman.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State commit Cammon Cooper had by far one of the best 7-on-7 showings of anyone at the Elite 11 finals. He quickly led his group to touchdowns on each of his five possessions and went 17 of 19 in the process. The lefty from Utah is one of 12 quarterbacks to be selected to participate at The Opening.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The group of 24 quarterbacks who competed at the Elite 11 finals in Southern California over the weekend has been whittled down to 12 guys who will participate at The Opening in Oregon at the end of the month. Here's the full list of who was selected: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Justin Fields (Penn State), Tanner McKee (uncommitted), Jack Tuttle (Utah), Devin Leary (N.C. State), Tyler Shough (uncommitted), Cammon Cooper (Washington State), Quincy Patterson (Virginia Tech), Jarren Williams (Kentucky), Matt Corral (USC), Justin Rogers (TCU) and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA).

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39dMel Kiper Jr.

Way-too-early 2018 rankings: Luke Falk

The Washington State senior ranks well among veteran QBs in the 2018 NFL draft, but he has stiff competition from younger prospects who may declare early.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how Washington State coach Mike Leach assessed the fact that WR Gabe Marks, the Pac-12's all-time leading receiver, did not get selected in the NFL draft. "I've found the draft over the years to be especially random. I think a lot of guys are selected based on measurables rather than how good of a player they are," Leach said. "Gabe doesn't measure up particularly well, but he's better than some guys that do."

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58dKyle Bonagura

Post-spring 2017 Pac-12 power rankings

Now that every school is finished with spring practice, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 power rankings will look in 2017.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected Washington State DB Shalom Luani with the first of their four seventh-round picks, No. 221 overall. The Raiders had the 24th-ranked pass defense in the league last year and need depth in the secondary. The former soccer player had eight interceptions in two years at Wazzou but his tackling was suspect.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The College Football Playoff committee has referred to non-conference schedules when selecting Playoff teams. Florida State, USC and Oklahoma have the toughest non-conference schedules among FPI top-25 teams. Conversely, Penn State, Washington State and Washington have the easiest non-conference schedules, according to FPI.

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88dSteve Palazzolo

Luke Falk stands out among fifth-year players

Falk has NFL potential, and another season at the helm of Mike Leach's potent offense should do the trick. Teammate Cody O'Connell also cracks the list.

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