The Cougars donned shoulder pads for the fist time in fall camp which resulted in the most physical practice yet.
No Wade Jacobson again today, although with Leach there is no way to know if it's an injury or another matter. Christian tweeted that Jacobson is expected back tomorrow. Nolan Washington rode an exercise bike and Rico Forbes was also limited.
Player Of The Day:
With the players now wearing pads you could expect a big hit or two and it sounds like Darryl Monroe had the hit of the day so he gets the nod.
Darryl Monroe put a big hit on Andrei Lintz that had everyone hooting and hollering and such, though Lintz held onto the ball.
Maybe Lintz should have been the POTD since he still caught the ball. Next time Andrei.
"Don't know. Didn't see him. I mean if they're here I coach them." -- Leach when asked if incoming freshman wide receiver Alex Jackson had arrived. Jackson was expected to arrive in Pullman Saturday.
Another day of practice with shoulder pads which will again begin at 2:45 p.m. PT
WSU Football: Mike Leach after practice! Aug. 4 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
More links after the jump including a video interview with linebackers coach Jeff Choate which is a must watch.
Leach focuses Cougars on blocking, tackling | Amarillo Globe-News
SPOKANE, Wash. — New Washington State coach Mike Leach wants to take his team back to junior high as fall drills opened on Thursday.
Washington State Football: Mike Leach Brings The Airraid - Pacific Takes
The Washington State Cougars. You don't know what they could do this season. They could be really good. They could also not be really good. Nothing would really surprise you regarding their status in 2012, as there's a lot of issues in flux between a potentially exciting offense and a possibly moribund defense.
JC transfer already practicing with Cougars’ No. 1 offensive line - Spokesman.com - Aug. 5, 2012
PULLMAN – Most newcomers at the Division-I level enter their first season of college football with the knowledge that it might be a while until they get on the field.
Salvage job underway for Cougars' Simone | KING5.com Seattle
Gino Simone takes solace in knowing it's not too late to resurrect his football career.
Washington State: Schedule Breakdown - CBSSports.com
The Paul Wulff era is over in Pullman. On Aug. 30, the Mike Leach era officially starts and Washington State fans couldn't be more excited. Despite the Cougars 4-8 record last season, WSU really wasn't a bad team. They suffered 3-point losses to both UCLA and Utah, had they won those, they would have been bowl bound. With pirate love Leach manning the ship, look for the Cougars to improve on last year's two conference wins.
Heat, hits highlight Day 3 of Cougs camp - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 4, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Washington State added shoulder pads to the mix on Saturday, and went for another three hours under the scorching Pullman sun. Read on for some highlights.
WSU Football: Linebackers Preview (via WSUCougarAthletics)