HOT COUGAR ACTION: Mike Leach Talks Spring Football

It's been fairly quiet on the football front recently, but that is about to change with spring practice starting this week. Christian Caple kicked off spring football coverage with an interview with Mike Leach. There are a few interesting notes in Caple's piece, but here are two that stood out to me.

He said he’s not sure how he’ll divide the repetitions between the two quarterbacks, although he said it’s not imperative that they name a starter by the end of spring ball.

"We might have a front-runner leaving spring, but they’ll continue to battle it out," Leach said. "We’ll keep it competitive until the end of camp."

Basically what you would expect Leach to say at this point. It sounds as if Leach won't officially name a starter until shortly before the BYU game. Quarterback competitions generate headlines, so at least I'll have something to link to during fall camp.

Leach said some position changes will be inevitable – movement at the thin linebacker position is certainly a possibility – but that he tries to avoid moving players around indiscriminately.

"As a new staff, there’s probably going to be quite a few," Leach said.

Don't go projecting depth charts just yet. We already expected a few former defensive ends to switch to linebacker, but it also wouldn't surprise me to see a player or two move to the opposite side of the ball.

Men's Basketball

Shyatt’s message to UW: Take care of the ball - Wyoming Tribune Eagle Online
But Shyatt knows UW must take care of the ball or it will be a long night. "(Washington State) is a team that has even better athleticism (than North Dakota State) and will put on some defensive pressure both in zone and man," he said.

Baseball

Sixth-Ranked Arizona Sweeps Doubleheader from Cougars - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona came from behind in both games of a doubleheader and the No. 6 Wildcats swept visiting Washington State 8-7 and 12-9 in Pac-12 baseball at Hi Corbett Field, Saturday.

Arizona Sweeps Doubleheader from WSU - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona came from behind in both games of a doubleheader and the No. 6 Wildcats swept visiting Washington State 8-7 and 12-9 in Pac-12 baseball at Hi Corbett Field, Saturday.

Arizona baseball sweeps Washington State - Sports: Mid-Columbia Sports Blog | Tri-City Herald : Mid-Columbia news
TUCSON, Ariz. Arizona came from behind in both games of a Pac-12 doubleheader to sweep Washington State 8-7 and 12-9 on Saturday at Hi Corbett Field.

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