Posted March 22, 2012 on
THE LINEBACKER POSITION is likely to be controlled chaos this spring. Washington State is moving to a base 3-4, they dismissed two starters and another former starter hung up his cleats. Simply put, it's going to be highly intriguing to watch all the activity back in the box unfold over the 15 practices -- the first of which gets underway just a few hours from now.
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THE RETURN OF Mike Leach to the sidelines might be the biggest storyline of Washington State’s spring practice -- and the upcoming season. But the starting signal-caller might not be far behind that. Leach discussed how he will divide the quarterback workload when practices start Thursday and much more during his Wednesday teleconference.
ABE LODWICK WAS locked in. So when the ball to came to him 28 feet from the basket in the final seconds of the first half, he didn’t hesitate. Swish. And so it was, in dominating and convincing fashion, the Cougars punched their ticket to the CBI Championship Series after a 72-55 shellacking of Oregon State.
PULLMAN -- The footballs were flying on the first day of spring drills at Washington State, but so was the instruction and coaching from the WSU staff. As seen through the CF.C lens...
PULLMAN—Washington State loses three seniors off their offensive line two-deeps and the Cougs enter the spring with plenty of question marks. But they got a huge piece back when one starter got an extra year and one hoss who redshirted last year may be ready for prime time. Meanwhile, the biggest key to success may have little to do with personnel.
The Cougars had an unusual practice on Thursday, playing without not only pads, but helmets as well. Nevertheless, that allowed Total Blue Sports photographer Troy Verde to get some good shots of some of the faces - current or future - of BYU's football program.
PULLMAN -- The Air Raid offense officially takes wing at Washington State tomorrow with the start of spring practices. But it will come with an experimental twist that could have the Cougars' deep corps of running backs high-steppin' all the way to the season opener.