The Cougars wrapped up their fourth spring practice on Thursday and listening to Mike Leach you'd have a hard time distinguishing it from the previous three, or likely from the next 11. Practice was good, the defense had its moments, the offense had its moments and players gave good effort.
While spring practice can appear to be extremely monotonous, that's probably a good thing. Spring is less about making massive gains from one practice to the next and more about consistently getting good reps and being better at practice 15 than you were at practice one. It really is all about the drills. How much? Here is what Leach had to say about players fighting during practice.
"If you want to fight, get out of the way of the drill and everybody else will continue," Leach said. "Don't get in the drill. If you're in the way of the drill, then we're going to run you or something. Get out of the drill."
It's all about the drill.
Spring Practice Report: Day 4 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 3, 2014
Practice four is in the books for WSU and we saw some good work out of the offense. The defense had some moments as well, but not enough to avoid up downs.
Canzano: WSU coach Mike Leach asks 'What's the penalty for throwing snowballs?' | OregonLive.com
Caught up with Washington State football coach Mike Leach on Wednesday as he was taking his daily walk to campus in Pullman. The audio is fun (podcast at bottom). As Leach said, "I've got a walking thing going."
WSU spring practice: Young secondary 'learning right now' - Spokesman.com - April 3, 2014
Until the members of Washington State’s defensive backfield have a chance to create their legacies, the Cougars secondary will be recognized for who has left, rather than who has remained.
Cougar Football Spring Practice: Shoulder Pads - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State football practiced in helmets and shoulder pads for two hours on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium Thursday afternoon.
Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Pictured above, new men's basketball coach Ernie Kent addresses WSU students during a Wednesday afternoon event at Bohler Gym.