Two weeks into camp the Cougars are still in good shape on the injury front, but things aren't as good as they were.
- Rahmel Dockery was absent from practice again and Casey Locker was also not in attendance. Jacob Seydel had to be helped off the field due to an apparent foot or ankle injury.
- Cole Madison worked as the No. 2 right tackle with Seydel out. WSU could have freshman backing up both tackle spots this season.
- On the positive front, Darryl Monroe returned after leaving early on Wednesday.
- Eric Oertel got some reps with the first team at SAM linebacker. Interesting.
"He's gotten some weight on him, for one. He's been working with (strength) coach (Jason) Loscalzo during the offseason and he's gotten some strength on him. He's always been a competitive guy. Now he's been able to hone that in and stay focused and come out and work hard every day."
Blub of the day:
Some good news on the running game, again from Christian's blog post:
Thursday was an encouraging day for the running game. Twice in 3rd-and-short situations, Teondray Caldwell picked up first downs for the first-team offense by running through pretty good-sized holes. The first of those runs was a sprint down the right sideline that might have been a pretty decent gain if the Cougars had been playing full-contact.
Mike Leach after practice, via WSU Athletics.
In addition to what's listed above, Damante Horton sat out practice on Thursday.
The Cougars will do some scrimmaging on Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT.
Day 13 from WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 15, 2013
Another day, another practice for the Washington State football team, which is now only 15 days away from its season opener at Auburn. The Cougars will scrimmage tomorrow at roughly 4:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium. For now, we have notes and such.
WSU live chat, 1 p.m. - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 15, 2013
That's kind of impossible to answer at this point, though he's looked fine. I'd think they'll do everything they can to redshirt him. I can't imagine why they'd play him if they don't have to.
Three options at RB for WSU - Spokesman.com - Aug. 15, 2013
PULLMAN – An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is provided at the bottom of the national NCAA rushing rankings, where WSU is indicted as the worst rushing team in the country.
WSU football position review: Wide receivers - Spokesman.com - Aug. 15, 2013
PULLMAN — Life after Marquess Wilson doesn’t seem as if it will be an issue for Washington State’s receivers. Then again, they did get a head start.
Sharing a Cougar Family Bond - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Each Cougar football practice during preseason camp ends with one word. Family.
Cougars Offense Puts Big Plays Together - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State football continued preseason camp with a two-hour practice in helmets and shoulder pads on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium Thursday afternoon.
2013 Washington State football schedule: Dates, toughest opponents and more - SBNation.com
The first year under Mike Leach didn't exactly go as planned, as the Cougars won just three games. But there's still hope that the coach that made Texas Tech into a contender can turn things around at Washington State, too.
WSU Sweeps European Opponents - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University women’s basketball team defeated Slavia Praha, 80-68, at Hala Telocvicny in Prague, Thursday. The game was WSU’s final of a four-game tour through Austria, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.
DaVonté Lacy’s AIA Team Starts 3-0 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men’s basketball rising-junior DaVonté Lacy has helped lead his Athletes in Action (AIA) team to a 3-0 record while competing in Jamaica.