HOT COUGAR ACTION: WSU Back On The Practice Field

After taking the day off on Sunday, WSU was back on the practice field Monday going through another fall camp practice.

Brian was there and filed his report last night. Reading through the practice reports, it's hard not to be impressed by what Gabe Marks is doing. He came in with a large group of freshman wide receivers and didn't take long to distinguish himself from that group. Then after a couple of practices it looked like he would be a guy who definitely plays in 2012.

A few practices later he was looking like a guy who might contend for a starting job. Another day or two and he looked likely to start. Now, you might not be crazy to call Marks Washington State's likely No. 2 receiver. Marquess Wilson turned a lot of heads his freshman fall camp, but I'm not sure even he ascended this quickly.

At this point in time I really have no idea what to expect from Marks going forward. We are not even halfway through fall camp, but if he keeps this up, he could easily be a guy who sees triple digit targets next season.

Fall Camp

Day 11 at WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 13, 2012
Another day, another practice for Washington State. We were there, as usual, to observe and pass along some notes. They are below.

Cougars Fall Camp: Following a Day Off - Washington State University Cougars
Washington State returned to the practice field Monday afternoon, working out in helmets and shoulder pads for just over two hours on Rogers Field.

WSU Football: Rickey Galvin after practice. Aug. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

25 things to watch: From debating No. 1 to Penn State to the next RG3 - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings
In: Mike Leach Out: Boredom

WSU running backs well-suited to Air Raid - Spokesman.com - Aug. 13, 2012
PULLMAN – One of the biggest misconceptions about coach Mike Leach and his Air Raid offense is that the running backs aren’t as involved because of how many passes are thrown.

Crews race to finish Martin Stadium " Knoxville News Sentinel
he hiring of coach Mike Leach is not the only sign that Washington State has tired of being a Pac-12 doormat. An $80 million expansion has dramatically changed the league's most modest football stadium, and is expected to pump $3 million more into what has long been a cash-strapped program.

Morton enjoying ‘free pass’ as WSU offensive line coach
So Morton settled into a position doing alumni fundraising at Washington State, expecting to sit out a year from coaching until Sears called recently

WSU football stadium upgrades nearly complete " Kitsap Sun
Washington State's football stadium remains pint-sized for big-time college football, but off-season renovations have provided Martin Stadium with a big-time appearance.

Basketball

WSU News Center - Cougars fall to Brisbane Spartans in fourth game
Brock Motum and Mike Ladd each put up a double-double, but it wasn’t enough as the Washington State University men’s basketball team fell to the Brisbane Spartans, 77-66, Monday at the Carina Basketball Stadium. The game was WSU’s fourth of a its five-game Australian tour.

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