Hot Cougar Action: Cougars wrap up spring football

Tony Medina

Spring football 2013 is in the books and WSU ended on a high note.

The spring game may have been on Saturday, but WSU officially wrapped up spring football on Tuesday with the 15th and final practice.

Mike Leach seemed pleased on Tuesday, not only with the final practice but with spring football as a whole. He praised a number of players individually as well as the team as a whole. Effort was a positive throughout spring football and Leach said the Cougars are better now than they were this time last season.

"It's significantly better," Leach said. "We're better at every position. I can't think of any position we're not better at."

A number of injuries cropped up during the practice sessions, but it appears WSU will be in good position heading into the summer and fall camp. While notable players frequently missed time during the spring, Christian Caple had a very positive note to close out.

It's also worth noting that defensive coordinator Mike Breske said he expects all of them to be able to participate in summer drills: Deone Bucannon, Feddie Davey, Alex Jackson, Mike McAdie, Chester Su'a, Denzell Dotson, Jake Rodgers, Logan Mayes, Robert Barber, Ioane Gauta, Destiny Vaeao, Toni Pole.

And now we wait three months for fall camp to arrive.

Football:

Leach: Cougars better at every position - Spokesman.com - April 24, 2013
PULLMAN – How pleased was Mike Leach with Washington State’s spring practices this year? Well, he was asked after Tuesday’s spring finale to name one player whose improvement during the last month stood out to him the most.

Leach praises final WSU practice - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 23, 2013
FROM PULLMAN — Well, it's over. WSU's final spring practice is in the books. It was a good one, coach Mike Leach said afterward. Keep reading for details in the form of words and such.

Cougars Wrap Up Spring Practice - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State football wrapped up spring practice with a two-hour workout in shorts, helmets and shoulder pads on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

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