HOT COUGAR ACTION: Fall Camp Has Arrived

Technically fall camp won't arrive for another nine hours or so, but who's counting? We've already seen Mike Leach take the field during spring practice but fall practice just seems more exciting. We are now 24 practices away from an actual football game.

Leach was named WSU head coach 247 days ago and now we only have to wait 28 more until he coaches his first game. Fundamentally, fall camp won't look much different than spring football did. There will be a few new faces, but as Brain noted in the Google hangout last night, the nuts and bolts of practice will never change.

The Cougs take to Rogers Field at 2:45 p.m. PT today. If you haven't been playing attention, you still have a few hours to catch up on everything you need to know about fall camp.

If you still aren't excited for fall camp, just think it won't be long until this guy is doing things like this again.

Marquess Wilson 2011 Highlights (via BedOfRazors509)

Football

Football Home Single-Game Tickets on Sale Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University football single home-game tickets will go on sale Saturday (Aug. 4) at 10 a.m. at wsucougars.com. Season tickets and mini-plans are on sale now.

WSU's Leach getting back to basics at camp " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — The highest-paid employee in the long and colorful history of Washington State University declared Wednesday that WSU's $11 million investment in him will initially produce coaching tactics not dissimilar to those at a junior high school.

Washington State opens first fall camp under Mike Leach on Thursday - The Washington Post
SPOKANE, Wash. — New Washington State coach Mike Leach wants to take his team back to junior high as fall drills open on Thursday.

WSU announces practice schedule - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 1, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — With camp beginning in roughly 17 hours, Washington State released its practice schedule leading up to the season opener. Here it is.

Leach searches for depth as practices begin - Spokesman.com - Aug. 1, 2012
PULLMAN – Mike Leach makes it clear that he’s nowhere near satisfied with the depth of his Washington State football team. Developing that depth – or "manufacturing experience," as the coach called it once Wednesday while speaking with reporters – continues to be a priority.

Depth chart still wide open for Leach, WSU - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Mike Leach is funny when you asked him which Pac-12 coach he'd like to take hunting. He's funny you ask him to compare his team leaders to famous military generals. He's funny when you ask him about his affection for pirates. Heck, Leach is funny -- and often insightful -- about a variety of things. He's just not going to tell you much about his football team.

Mike Leach discusses fall camp, among other things - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 1, 2012

FROM PULLMAN — Mike Leach met with media for about 24 minutes this afternoon, previewing fall camp while also getting a little philosophical about a number of topics. We have a full transcript for you below.

Basketball

College play for Tigers
The Tigers will face Washington State Cougars at Kilsyth Sports Centre on Tuesday night at 7.30pm, and then play Northern Colorado Bears at Caulfield Grammar, St Kilda East, on Friday, August 10, at 3.30pm.

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