The Washington Times - October 4, 2008, 09:37AM

Came across this little gem this morning out of what might be —- at least for this year —- the worst major-college program in the country.

(Syracuse has a claim to this title as well, but the Orange don’t face the scholarship limitations and stronger league that Washington State has to deal with).


Anyway, Washington State coach Paul Wulff has found himself in a bind in his first season in Pullman. Turns out he’s run out of quarterbacks (see the brief on the right side of this page).

The Cougars are holding a “campus tryout” for quarterback Monday. No kidding.

“We have to find somebody for the scout team,” coach Paul Wulff said.

Yikes. That’s a bad situation for a team that has lost to major-college opponents Oklahoma State (39-13), California (66-3), Baylor (45-17) and Oregon (63-14) by an average of 41.5 points.

It just goes to show you can never recruit enough quarterbacks, even if you send them to other positions once they arrive. Maryland’s found that out the last two years, shifting Tony Logan from wideout to quarterback at times to work with the scout team.

The reeling Cougars, by the way, visit equally desperate UCLA in the late-night Pac-10 game tonight.

—- Patrick Stevens