When your own son turns his back on you, you know things aren’t going well.
That’s exactly what happened in Pullman over the weekend, as sophomore quarterback J.T. Levenseller announced that he would be transferring from the Washington State University football program. Levenseller is the son of WSU receivers’ coach Mike Levenseller.
J.T. Levenseller, who was slated to redshirt during his freshman season, played in four games in 2008 due to a litany of injuries that ravaged the Cougar quarterback corps.
Entering fall practice, Levenseller sat third on the team’s depth chart, but dropped to fourth after freshman Jeff Tuel began to show promise in recent days.
The Cougar football program is in disarray after suffering through injuries, academic ineligibilities, and now transfers. Washington State is projected by most experts to finish dead last in the Pac-10, despite the fact that they recorded infinitely more wins (1) than last season’s last-place team (Washington, with zero wins).
Head coach Paul Wulff, entering just his second year at the helm, has already been targeted by some publications as a “coach on the hot seat.” However, two of the team’s first three games are against forgiving out-of-conference opponents: the Cougars face Hawaii on September 12, and Southern Methodist on September 19, with both games being played in Pullman.