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9-4, 3rd in Pac 12 - North

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Chicago Bears are hiring Washington State's Jason Loscalzo as head strength and conditioning coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Loscalzo spent the past six seasons as WSU's head strength and conditioning coach. He held the same role at Boston College after serving as an assistant strength coach at Auburn.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Washington State is expected to hire Nevada's Mason Miller as offensive line coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Miller, who will replace Clay McGuire, spent last season at Nevada and has extensive Air Raid experience after coaching with Hal Mumme and Mumme's son, Matt, Nevada's offensive coordinator.

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27dKyle Bonagura

Family, WSU teammates remember QB Hilinski

Nearly 800 people gathered in the gymnasium at Damien High School in La Verne, California, as Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was remembered for his kindness, infectious laugh and knack for making others happy.

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28dMike Triplett

Sources: Mayfield to see action in Senior Bowl

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, after a strong week of practices in which he was praised for taking command of the huddle, has decided to play in the Senior Bowl, sources told ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news for Washington State as the NCAA has granted standout linebacker Peyton Pelluer a sixth year of eligibility. Pelluer sustained a foot injury in the third game of the 2017 season. He finished fourth in the Pac-12 with 93 tackles in 2016. Linebacker depth should be a strength for the Cougars this fall.

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31dMike Triplett

Falk wearing Hilinski's No. 3 for Senior Bowl

Quarterback Luke Falk is wearing No. 3 at the Senior Bowl to keep the focus on former Washington State teammate Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide earlier this month.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is honoring his former backup, Tyler Hilinski, at this week's Senior Bowl by wearing Hilinski's No. 3. Hilinski died of an apparent suicide earlier this month, and Falk wants to both honor him and bring attention to his story since he said there is often a stigma for men and football players struggling with similar issues.

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31dKyle Bonagura

Police: QB used ex-teammate's rifle in suicide

Police said Tuesday that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski killed himself with a former teammate's .223 caliber rifle, which was taken without the teammate's knowledge.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Falk describes meeting with teams at the Senior Bowl: "It was kind of like speed dating except it's for a job." The former Washington State QB is a top-10 prospect at his position but has a lot to prove transitioning from an Air Raid offense to pro schemes.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State officially announced Pat Chun has been hired as the school's new athletic director. Chun has been the athletic director at Florida Atlantic since 2012. He begins Feb. 5.

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34dKyle Bonagura

Leach: Hilinski showed no signs of depression

Washington State coach Mike Leach said that quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who killed himself Tuesday, gave no outward indication of depression or sadness, calling the quarterback someone who "would lift up others when they were down."

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36dKyle Bonagura

Washington St. QB Hilinski's death ruled suicide

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's death has officially been ruled a suicide by the Whitman County Coroner's office. Hilinski was found dead Tuesday afternoon with a rifle and a handwritten suicide note beside him, police said.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Whitman County (Wash.) Coroner's office has officially ruled Tyler Hilinski's death a suicide, it announced Thursday. Hilinski, a quarterback for Washington State, was found dead Tuesday afternoon. The official cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner's office confirmed. He was 21.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Visited with Nebraska AD Bill Moos in Indianapolis ahead of the DI autonomy discussion forum. Moos, formerly of Washington State, said he was stunned and saddened by the news of Tyler Hilinski's death this week. Moos said he knew Hilinski well and that he came from a great family in California.

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dies in apparent suicide (0:22)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Hilinski's brother, Ryan, provided the following statement: "We, as a family, are grieving after receiving news that my brother, Tyler Hilinski took his own life this afternoon. We are in complete shock and disarray. Tyler was the kid that put a smile on everybody's face when they were down, especially his family. We will mourn the loss of Tyler for some time but celebrate the way he lived his life every day."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State announced the press conference it has scheduled to introduce its new athletic director tomorrow has been postponed. It will release another statement shortly regarding the passing of Tyler Hilinski.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, 21, was found dead in an apartment in Pullman, according to Pullman police. He suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a rifle was found next to him with a suicide note.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida Atlantic athletic director Pat Chun is set to be named the new athletic director at Washington State, sources told ESPN. He will be introduced Wednesday.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys has agreed to become the new defensive coordinator at Washington State, a source confirmed to ESPN. He will replace Alex Grinch, who was officially announced as an assistant at Ohio State on Monday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State officially announces Alex Grinch has joined the staff. Grinch, who did an excellent job as Washington State's defensive coordinator and was coveted by several top Power 5 programs, returns to his home state. His responsibilities with the defensive staff will be announced later.

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