Washington State Cougars

If there is one outstanding feature of the Washington State University football program, it is the fact that the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach are among the most fervent fans and supporters of their own programs. AD Bill Moos is a former All Conference, three-year letter winner and team co-captain who proudly represented WSU as a football player. He worked tirelessly in a number of administrative posts including that of Assistant AD at WSU. He took over the department after years of success at Montana and Oregon with the goal of doing as well for his own school. His love for his alma mater and determination to move the program forward was reflected within his address after taking the AD job in Pullman.
"One thing I'm going to focus on is the culture. I will never look at the program as underdogs...We're going to set forth a path that leads to championships...Cougars everywhere love their alma mater. They're going to hear from me that that's important."

 Josh Pietz-Equipment Manager

Head football coach Paul Wulff is another Cougar alumnus and like Moos, a former offensive lineman who returned to his school after years of great success as the head coach at Eastern Washington University. Having experienced a collegiate career under the direction of three WSU head coaches, he has been determined to inject the positive aspects of all he learned from Jim Walden, Dennis Erickson, and Mike Price. Some key victories including the 2008 win over arch-rival Washington have helped to ease the transition to a program that has demanded a renewed dedication to both academics and athletics. The 64-21 opening game win of 2011 over Idaho State has ignited enthusiasm of fans throughout the Northwest. The tradition of many great players spans each era of college football and includes Jerry Williams, Fran Polsfoot, Laurie Neimi, Keith Lincoln, Hugh Campbell, George Reed, and Clarence Williams. WSU's quarterback roster of greats can compare with anyone's and has featured Jack Thompson, Drew Bledsoe, and Ryan Leaf among other talented signal callers. Rueben Mayes has been recognized as one of the greatest collegiate running backs of all time but is really one of many who donned the Crimson and Gray of the Cougars. 

Perhaps it was predictable that the beautiful fourteen helmet set of authentic reproductions that traced the history of Washington State football through the suspension era [ http://www.helmethut.com/College/Washington%20State/WSUindex.html ] would be in high demand from former players, alumni, and the Athletic Director who has been so ardent in his public support of the program. The HELMET HUT WSU collection has been proudly displayed by AD Moos in his office area, with another complete set adorning the room and work area of the Equipment Manager. A number of the designs are truly unique to Washington State and immediately recognizable to dedicated fans and this latter set has allowed current athletes to bask in the tradition and serve as a reminder of the fine players that have built the highlights of the program.     

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