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HBO to feature Washington State in college version of ‘Hard Knocks’


College football fans, your prayers may have been answered. Those looking for a “Hard Knocks” style show focusing on college football may have their wish with Washington State announcing a tease for “The Cougs,” which will be airing exclusively on HBO.

The surprise may have been spoiled with HBO cameras seen filming the Cougars during practice on Friday. Naturally, it is expected the bulk of the show will focus on head coach Mike Leach, which may be reason enough for some to make sure they have a subscription to HBO or HBO’s streaming option.

HBO had been rumored to be in discussions with a handful of college football programs about possibly featuring them in a series similar to the hit “Hard Knocks,” which has been covering teams in NFL training camps for a 14 years (this year the show is with the Oakland Raiders). Schools connected to various HBO rumors included Alabama and Penn State.

There is no air date for the premiere of The Cougs as of yet, but be sure to check your local listings, if people still do that.