HCA: Prepare for Camp Leach

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

WSU is going on the road for part of fall camp. If the Cougars are good next season are we going to call them the Lewiston Boys now?

Going away for part of fall camp has once again become a trend in college football. UCLA and ASU did it last season and now WSU is following suit this season. The Cougars will hold a portion of fall camp in Lewiston, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily news.

The move is partially due to space restraints due to the current Martin Stadium construction. Equipment is taking up some of Rogers Field, meaning WSU would have to have half the team practice in Martin Stadium and the other half work on the other part of the practice field. I would assume that will still be an issue when the team returns from Lewiston, but maybe an extra few days will allow more of the practice field to be cleared.

Camp Leach will also allow for some bonding time as the players will be stuck in a dorm or hotel together for a few days. WSU stays in hotels in Lewiston the night before home games to get away from distractions in Pullman, and this figures to do the same. Maybe Leach will channel his inner Herman Boone and take the team for an inspiring morning jog.

WSU opens fall camp on Aug. 2.

Football:

WSU taking part of fall camp to Lewiston - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 24, 2013
Washington State will spend the first portion of its preseason training camp in nearby Lewiston, a source close to the program confirmed Wednesday. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News was the first to report the move.

Poll: Top Pac-12 media day question - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
The Huskies Apple Cup rival Washington State had plenty of questions in Year 2 under Mike Leach. While many thought Leach would lead a turnaround in Year 1, the Cougars season was a struggle from the get-go. The big question for the Cougs then is if Leach has the talent and team culture to get the Cougars back to consistently competitive.

Mike Leach calls new rules 'ridiculous' - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 24, 2013
As noted here last night, Pac-12 coaches are in Bristol this week for an ESPN media tour before the conference media day in Los Angeles on Friday.

The Daily Evergreen Online - Williams looks to improve on 2012 season
Redshirt sophomore Dominique Williams plans to step on the electrifying field of Jordan-Hare Stadium against the Auburn Tigers on Aug. 31, and will look at the fire in quarterback Connor Halliday’s eyes.

WSU Football: Fall Camp Storylines - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com
The Cougars are getting set for the start of fall camp, which will begin on Aug. 2, but if you're planning on heading to Pullman to watch the team start practice, you might want to rearrange some plans.

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