Washington State is not Texas. While Pac-12 television money certainly helps, Wazzu needed to emphasize functionality and versatility over outright gaudiness. For that and a host of other reasons, the Cougars were never going to build a new weight room that could double as a summer home for the Sultan of Brunei.
Head strength coach Jason Loscalzo was very complimentary of the Cougars' equipment, which could be formatted to execute just about any exercise his players need to do. "We want to work out and train at the pace we play at. This (equipment) allows us to do that." Washington State ran 999 plays last season, tied for 23rd most in college football, so their workouts are some of the most urgent in college football as well.
"There's no better facility anywhere."