Jason Gesser led the Washington Cougars to two straight 10-win seasons in 2001 and 2002 culminating in a birth in the 2002 Rose Bowl. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Radio Friday to discuss his career at WSU and this weekend’s matchup between the Cougars and Beavers.
Gesser talked about what it’s like to actually quarterback a college football team.
“The reality when it comes down to it, you’re never going to have a job that’s got that many people cheering for you or that kind of adrenaline rush out there on the field or that competitive nature that you have and the work that goes in. No matter what you do in your life, you’re going to work hard. But there’s something different about that position and that life.”
Gesser also said that the timing between Luke Falk and his receivers isn’t quite where it needs to be.
“A quarterback and his receivers, there’s a trust factor that goes in there and there’s almost like an innate understanding of where they’re going to be, who to go to, where to go, and I just don’t know if Luke has that with these guys right now.”
He also talked about why he’s happy to have Mike Leach leading the Cougars.
“It’s so refreshing and unique to have a coach that truly speaks his mind and truly says what he wants to say. Everybody now is so cookie cutter and worried if they’re going to offend this person or that person…He is one of the last true power five coaches who’s going to speak his mind and speak it how he truly feels.”
Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to tune into sister station 1190 KEX tomorrow to hear the Cougs and Beavs face off in Pullman.