Team preview: Washington State

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2006 Washington State Cougars, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: August 2, 2006, 6:19 AM ET
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(All information as of July 1, 2006)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Football aside, it was an offseason of heavy hearts for Washington State.

On April 21, 2006, Judy Doba, wife of Washington State coach Bill Doba, died after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 65.

The Cougars obviously would take great joy in being able to dedicate a memorable season in her honor. And despite Washington State concluding 2005 in the Pac-10 basement, a winning record and a bowl berth is possible.