June 25, 1999
SEATTLE, WASH. -- Scott Pelluer, a former linebacking standout for Washington State University and more recently a defensive coach for the University of Washington, has been named color analyst for WSU football radio broadcasts this fall.
"I'm extremely excited to work with Bob Robertson and to get back involved with Cougar football," said Pelluer. "My goal in the broadcast booth is to complement Bob and his call of the game as best I can. As they say, 'Once a Cougar, always a Cougar.'"
The decision to team Pelluer with Robertson was made by Broadcast Ink Sports Productions, the Seattle company that produces the 25 station Crimson & Gray Sports Network.
"We had a number of very talented individuals express an interest in working with Bob," said Broadcast Ink President David Iverson.
"We selected Scott because he will bring a fresh perspective to our broadcasts. Having played at WSU and coached successfully for several years, Scott doesn't just know the Cougars, he knows the game," said Iverson. "He also knows the league and is familiar with most of the players and the coaching philosophies of the Pac-10. We are counting on him to enhance the play-by-play work that Bob does so well."
A 1981 graduate of WSU, Pelluer started four seasons at outside linebacker for the Cougars from 1978 through 1980. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors his senior year and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
Drafted in the fourth-round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, Pelluer went on to play six seasons of professional football for the New Orleans Saints.
Following his pro career, Pelluer moved immediately into coaching, mentoring linebackers and serving as recruiting coordinator at Boise State (1986-92). After a stint at Northern Arizona as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach (1993-95), he joined the Washington staff where he coached linebackers and safeties. The Huskies went to bowl games in each of Pelluer's three seasons at Montlake.
A third generation Cougar, Pac-10 football runs through Pelluer's bloodlines. Both his father and grandfather suited up in crimson and gray, while his brother Steve, quarterbacked Washington from 1981-83, and his youngest brother, Arnie, played linebacker at Stanford from 1984-87.
Pelluer joins Robertson who enters his 33rd season calling Cougar football games. Jeff Aaron of KJR-AM in Seattle will return to the broadcast for the sixth season as the on-field and locker room reporter.
Washington State football broadcasts air on the 25-station Crimson and Gray Sports Network starting an hour before kickoff.
The Cougars begin their season Sept. 4th hosting Utah at Martin Stadium.