HOT COUGAR ACTION: Fall Camp Day 10 Recap

Before fall camp started, I came up with an idea to compile a list of storylines and assign them Vegas style odds. Over/under 3.5 freshmen play vs Idaho State, who will be the number one running back on the final depth chart, things like that. The idea was to give each of you $200 fake betting dollars, you place your bets in the comments then I track the whole thing in a spreadsheet and declare a winner. Then I got distracted by a series of weddings and fall camp started before I could finish.

The reason I bring this up, is one of my proposed prop bets was the likely fall camp outcomes for C.J. Mizell. There were six proposed outcomes including +7500 odds that he would be named team captain at the end of camp. He hasn't been named captain yet, but those odds would be much lower today. Take it away Cougfan.

Mizell told CF.C he was happy to be back with the 1s, but he knows that he needs to continue to study and get better. He added that he worked steadily on his work ethic over the summer, and is working on becoming a vocal leader for the defense in 2011. 

"They're calling me ‘The General’ now so I've got to lead the troops," Mizell said with a smile. "I'm trying to be very vocal and let everyone know that I'm here with them and continue the hype and enthusiasm up because when we do that we make a whole lot more plays." 

Just think, if I hadn't gotten busy some of you could be Internet rich.

WSU Links

Some changes for WSU on Tuesday - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 16, 2011
Washington State's players had a day off Monday but the coaches didn't After examining film of the first week of practices, some changes were made. Read on for more.

Football Practice: Full Pads After Monday's Day Off - WSUCougars.com
Following Monday's day off, the Cougs resumed fall camp Tuesday morning, practicing in full pads for two hours at Rogers Field.

Scout.com: FALL CAMP: DAY 9 REPORT
PULLMAN -- After a needed day off from the gridiron, the Cougs jumped right back into action and looked sharp on Tuesday morning. Paul Wulff was pleased with the Cougars’ performance while LB C.J. Mizell, based on his own performance this camp, has moved up the depth chart, Wulff announced. On Tuesday, Mizell hopped back in with the 1s and was, without question, the star of the day on defense.

Pre-season position primer - The Running Backs - WSU Blog articles - MyNorthwest.com
Paul Wulff and his Cougs are hard at work over in the blistering Pullman sun (what's that like?) and I think it's high time to take a look at the positions, group by group. Of course, the depth-charts are not released at this point as the guys are doing their best to fight for or keep their positions, but we can definitely do what we do best and speculate... Today we'll start with the Running Backs

Pistorese fans 21 as Lakers KO Senators - Daily Inter Lake: Local Montana
BUTTE - Simply put, Joe Pistorese was fantastic.

"Who me? Naw man." Miami Scandal Links

Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players - Investigations - Yahoo! Sports
KEARNY, N.J. – A University of Miami booster, incarcerated for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.

The Miami Football Scandal: The Bare Essentials - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
So here are the bare essentials of what you need to know about Yahoo's extraordinary expose on Miami booster Nevin Shapiro's relationship with the Hurricanes' foootball program, and the vast array of prohibited benefits the convicted felon and Ponzi schemer provided to players from 2002 to 2010.

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