Having enjoyed their vacation to beautiful Lewiston, and their relaxing Monday off from practice in Pullman, the WSU football team took the Rogers Field turf for the first time this camp. Let's get to some quick notes:
- Connor Halliday took all of the first team snaps during Sunday's scrimmage, but Coach Leach decided to take a closer look at Austin Apodaca and Tyler Bruggman and gave them most of the reps in the 1-on-1 drills. Don't fret Halli-holics, Leach said during his interview that Halliday would still start, if the season started today.
- Damante Horton had to be helped off the field after landing awkwardly on his right leg. Later, Christian reported, that he was seen walking on his own with an ice pack applied.
- As Mark noted in his last practice report, Jeremiah Laufasa continues to impress. His name was all over the practice report on WSUCougars.com and Christian made special mention of his plays that inspired "ohhhs" and "ahhhs" from his teammates.
- The Cougars return to the field Wednesday at 3 to continue their march to August 31st
Quote of the day:
Austin Apodaca on the challenges of the Leach offense, via Christian Caple's practice report:
"In one particular play there could be five to six reads and to get through all of those in the beginning is challenging. Once you get reps and you watch a lot of video, watch lots and lots of film, you start getting more comfortable as you go on. This spring I’ve been getting in the film room a lot more and getting confidence in myself. And it helps just getting reps on the field. If you’re sitting out not getting any reps, you’re not going to get very comfortable with it."
Only one video today, courtesy of the official WSU athletic site and the very talented and handsome staff in the Sports Video Department
The links today include everything about practice, an Auburn writer claiming that Mike Leach may be able to "parlay a win [against Auburn] into a better job," an article about the WSU Women's basketball team with a lot of accents and a story about Bernard Lagat continuing his amazing run.
WSU returns to Martin for Day 11 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 13, 2013
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was back to normal surroundings for the Washington State football team earlier this afternoon, as the Cougars returned to Rogers Field and Martin Stadium and practiced for a couple of hours on either side of the construction site
Cougars Resume Preseason Camp in Martin Stadium - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Following Monday's day off, the Cougar football team resumed preseason camp on Rodgers Field and in Martin Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
Southern Utah - Washington State TV viewer guide | Pac-12
Game day: September 14, 3:30 p.m. PT Stadium: Martin Stadium – Pullman, Wash. Southern Utah - Washington State TV Information: Pac-12 Networks
Knocking SEC Football Off Its Pedestal - WDRB 41 Louisville News
It would be a blow to SEC pride if Auburn lost to Washington State because the Cougars are just a team in a lesser league, failing to deliver a winning season since 2006. Mike Leach, the WSU coach, could parlay a win in this game into a better job.
Cougars In Europe – Day 7 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University women's basketball team continued its 10-day foreign trip through Europe, traveling to Hradec Králové to face the Hradec Králové basketball club.
World Class Cougs:
Lagat Advances to World T&F Championships 5k Final - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Bernard Lagat qualified Tuesday to run for Team USA in the final of the men's 5000m at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Moscow Russia.
Actual Hot Cougars:
Finally, the moment you've all been waiting for. This link post has been happening forever and there hasn't been a single link to an actual hot cougar. Now that I'm in charge (for a day) I'm going to do something that Sandritter never had the courage to do... Here you go.
Oh man, look at that Cougar. She looks so hot.