> People > Destiny Vaeao The latest news from Live National Signing Day coverage, news on the latest college football commits, top prospects and analysis from Scout. College sports, NFL, hunting, fishing & more. > People > Destiny Vaeao en-us Copyright © 2015 and All rights reserved. This website is an unofficial and independent source of news and information, and is not affiliated with any school, team or league. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:07:56 GMT > People > Destiny Vaeao RSS Engine v1.1 (Server:CAMWEB03) 60 Destiny Vaeao: teacher, leader, lineman PULLMAN — Teddy Roosevelt would have loved Destiny Vaeao. The Washington State senior from Pago Pago is the personification of the age-old bromide “speak softly and carry a big stick.” 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:51:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougar D in a takeaway mood Wednesday PULLMAN – Wednesday was a day for the Washington State defense, both the starting and scout units. Combined, the Cougar D forced 10 turnovers. It wasn't the best day for the offense, although the starters were responsible for two of the 10 picks. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:40:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU football: Nicknames starting to surface PULLMAN – The nicknames are starting to come out. Washington State wide receiver River Cracraft, naturally, was “Mr. Reliable” after the game winning drive at Rutgers. But DL Destiny Vaeao claimed an especially intriguing moniker after his fumble recovery in New Jersey. Indeed, Vaeao was downright prescient on the sidelines before later pouncing on a loose football, as Luke Falk made clear. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:53:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGFAN TV: Grinch talks CB move PULLMAN -- Alex Grinch was asked Sunday night about Marcellus Pippins starting in place of Charleston White at corner at Rutgers. The Cougs' defensive coordinator also weighed in on Logan Tago's "violent" play (and the two penalties) the difference between country ball and city ball when it comes to recovering a fumble and how no one on D will feel the WSU stop corps played a great game Saturday. 2047 the staff of Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:41:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout CFC TV: Mkristo Bruce's 5 takeaways from win MKRISTO BRUCE IS BACK with his instant analysis of Washington State's heart-racing 37-34 victory over Rutgers. The former Cougar star defensive end weighs in on Cougar QB Luke Falk, the offensive line and special teams. And you'll want to check out what he says about why the defense played stout in the first half and why they didn't in the second. 2047 the staff of Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:01:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougfan TV: Mkristo Bruce's key WSU matchup MKRISTO BRUCE AND the bow tie are back! The former star Cougar defensive end is also packing along his key matchup -- the one that will most determine the winner of the Washington State-Rutgers game this Saturday (12:30 p.m., ESPNU). 2047 the staff of Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:51:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Poor tackling, fumble fingers equal WSU loss PULLMAN -- Game predictions were high. Expectations for the Mike Leach's 2015 season, his fourth at Washington State were even higher. Those were all left to smolder in what became a dumpster fire Saturday at Martin Stadium when the Cougars blew a 10-point halftime lead and lost to FCS Portland State 24-17. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:19:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Thursday Night Football yields mixed success PULLMAN -- If it's Thursday, it's time for Thursday Night Football at Cougar practice. Tyler Hilinski took the bulk of the quarterback snaps, while cornerback Treshon Broughton got some reps in his first real scrimmage work. But as one Cougar assistant coach noted, the tackling left something to be desired. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:41:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate True-freshman QB Tyler Hilinski displays his fundamentals while assistant Dave Yost looks on Scout Practice report: WSU offense rebounds PULLMAN -- After a lackluster showing by the Washington State offense Tuesday, Mike Leach said there's always tomorrow. That came Wednesday, and the Cougar O picked it up and showed improvement. Meanwhile, the defense continued to practice at a high level, just three days out from the season opener against Portland State. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:13:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout There is no depth chart in WSU weight room PULLMAN – There is no depth chart, literally or figuratively, in the Washington State weight room. Head football strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo doesn’t care if you’re a Cougar starter or walk on, if you’re 100 percent healthy or recovering from an injury. There is only the mantra he wants Cougar players to adhere to: live by design, not by chance. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:30:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU defense rounding into game shape PULLMAN - Tuesday's news was Mike Leach naming Luke Falk as WSU's starting quarterback, but the defense tried its best to grab a headline or two. With the season opener looming, the Cougar D is responding in kind. WSU defenders, be it starters or scout team, were flying to the ball, covering so much ground it was hard to keep up. The offense? As Leach says, that's what tomorrow is for. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:12:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Forecasting WSU’s season week by week YOU’D THINK I’d have learned my lesson. Like a clueless homer, my 2014 forecast for the Cougar football season was about as misguided as that 19-yard “gimme” to beat Cal. Since the embarrassing blunder the Cougs let loose a year ago in Century Link against Rutgers, I vowed to attack my 2015 crimson forecast with nothing but skepticism. 2047 RYAN WITTER Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:30:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout White, Molton, Luani, Dotson in WSU spotlight PULLMAN -- The Cougars considered holding Wednesday evening’s practice in the bubble because of the smoke from the wildfires affecting much of the state. However, Washington State headed outside to Rogers Field after 10 minutes in the indoor practice facility and Cougar corner Charleston White (pictured above) made the most of his night, with a pair of picks against the scout team. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU practice has a regular-season feel PULLMAN -- The dog days of preseason camp began to turn a corner Tuesday, as Washington State returned to Rogers Field to work on acclimating to its regular-season practice schedule. With school now in session, Tuesday was also the first day walk-ons were eligible to participate at practice. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:19:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougfan TV: Battle raging on WSU d-line PULLMAN -- There is a real battle being waged in the middle of the Washington State defensive line right now between Daniel Ekuale and Robert Barber, says d-line coach Joe Salave'a. 2047 the staff of Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:17:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Day 12: Big moments for Cougar offense, D Twelve days into practice and just over two weeks until Washington State's season opener against Portland State, it's time to being to look the part of finely tuned. The Cougars did just that Thursday, as the offense and defense showed great competitiveness, with both sides displaying signs of strength. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:54:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU's Luani made sacrifices to follow dream PULLMAN – Football coaches drone on forever about the need for players to sacrifice, but Washington State coaches can save their breath when discussing the subject with free safety Shalom Luani. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:17:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Return to Pullman leaves Cougar D wanting PULLMAN -- Washington State made its return to the Palouse and the rolling hills did not spell success for the Cougar defense. WSU quarterbacks had some sharp moments against the defense, which walked away from Tuesday's practice looking ahead to a better Wednesday. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:26:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGFAN TV: Energy emanates from Palacio LEWISTON -- Kache Palacio has a simple goal on the gridiron. Washington State’s senior linebacker says, “My mindset is to bring energy. When I’m on the field, I want to try and make noise.” Palacio discussed how the additions of new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and linebackers coach Roy Manning have helped him toward those goals. He also talked about the importance of d-lineman Destiny Vaeao. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:14:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Kache Palacio Scout COUGFAN TV: Leach wants Priester eligible now LEWISTON -- Washington State coach Mike Leach was straightforward: Kyrin Priester “ought to play this year.” He said the Cougars have appealed the mandatory redshirt year for the Clemson transfer because seven other players nationally have had that requirement waived. Leach also went into detail on the receiving corps, including an underrated attribute Robert Lewis possesses. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:21:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Day 1: Coug D in a takeaway mood LEWISTON -- Washington State's defense, bent on improving its lack of takeaways in 2014, got off to a strong start on the opening day of preseason camp Saturday at Sacajawea Middle School. 2047 The staff of Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:09:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU Defensive Line: Fall Camp Preview WASHINGTON STATE’s defensive line in 2015 may rise or fall on the youth in the two-deeps. At all three spots, a first- or second-year Cougar appeared on the post-spring depth chart. One youngster who didn’t show up on that chart could also make an impact when fall camp gets underway on Aug. 8. 2047 BARRY BOLTON Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:35:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Podcast of Champions: Washington State COUGFAN.COM TALKS with Ryan Abraham and David Woods about Washington State’s offense, defense, special teams, the upcoming 2015 season, Mike Leach and more with the Cougs' fall camp set to open in just a little more than two weeks. 2047 the staff of Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:20:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Forecasting WSU's 2016 NFL draft prospects MORE THAN three years after Mike Leach was hired at Washington State, the Cougars undeniably have more depth and talent on the roster. Yet, the early projections don't show many Cougs to be taken in the 2016 NFL draft. In fact, it's darned near impossible to find a mock draft or prospect watch list that names a WSU player. What gives? 2047 ADAM LEWIS Mon, 18 May 2015 22:30:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Gesser dissects Cougar defense IN WATCHING THE majority of the spring practice sessions, Jason Gesser was struck by the depth on the Washington State offensive line – there was very little drop off between the 1s and the 2s. But Gesser did not come away with the same impression when it came to his overall assessment of the Cougar D. 2047 BARRY BOLTON Fri, 08 May 2015 20:40:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Alex Brink's 3 takeaways from WSU spring game I CAME AWAY from the Crimson and Gray Game quite impressed with the play of young Cougar quarterbacks Luke Falk and Peyton Bender. Both signal callers showcased a variety of strengths and a good command of the Air Raid. Although QB play headlined the day, there were three other takeaways I think will be more important for Washington State in 2015. 2047 ALEX BRINK Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:17:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Grinch's energy rubbed off on D this spring PULLMAN - “Do your job!” and “Get to the ball!” are two phrases you were guaranteed to hear from first year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch at every Washington State practice this spring. And it’s not the consistency of the phrases alone that inspired some much improved defensive play this spring, it’s the new energy and zest that the defense had. 2047 KELSEY JONES Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:24:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout As good as QB's were, Cougar D stood out SPOKANE - Here’s something very cool about Washington State's annual spring game: While very few people will remember the score, and most of the folks who showed up to cheer on the Crimson and Gray at Joe Albi Stadium on Saturday never even noticed that that Crimson held on for a 31-29 win. But they will remember how they charged the field to collect autographs from players and coaches. 2047 STEVE CHRISTILAW Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:10:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Some eye-popping numbers from WSU spring game WASHINGTON STATE QUARTERBACK Luke Falk racked up 323 passing yards, completing 26 of 33 attempts in just a little over 2 1/2 quarters in Saturday's Crimson and Gray game. But it certainly wasn't all bad when it came to the Cougs' passing defense. Indeed, the crimson team's D posted six pass break ups and snared three interceptions. Here's a look at all the stats from the spring game. 2047 the staff of Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:07:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Day 12: Early chewing gets Coug O in gear PULLMAN -- Despite the dropped balls and a strong showing from the defense, the offense prevailed once again on the final play of Tuesday's team session when wide receiver Gabe Marks caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Luke Falk one-handed on a fade route in the end zone. 2047 KELSEY JONES Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:53:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout