The Washington State football team was picked to finish 5th in the North Division of the PAC-12 in a preseason poll of media members who cover the league. Cougar coach Mike Leach voiced loftier goals at the start of the conference media days Wednesday.
The Cougars return eight starters, including school record setting, senior quarterback Connor Halliday, from a 6-and-7 campaign last season. One that saw Wazzu go to their first bowl game since 2003.
Despite the loss to Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl Leach says it “cracks the door open on what our potential is.” He says “the biggest thing we need to do is the same things over and over again just do it a little better.”
Washington State linebacker Darryl Monroe, left, and quarterback Connor Halliday pose for photos at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Washington State opens the season August 28th versus Rutgers at Century Link Field.
(KPUG Newsroom – Doug Lange)