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WSU FALL CAMP: Day 9 Roundup

A little less in the way of coverage today, as Vince Grippi is taking some personal time off. My prayers are with him.

It doesn't seem there was much new to report from yesterday's two practice sessions yesterday, anyway, other than the offense starting to push back on the defense a little bit. The passing game seems to be able to get it going whenever it's in skeleton (7-on-7) drills, which leads me to believe that much of the offense's issues still stem from the line.

That's hard to swallow, but there's still time to get their crap together as Paul Wulff and Steve Morton continue to mix-and-match in search of the best combination.

On to the links:

WSU Football: Day 12 practice report, and a look at the O-line | Moscow-Pullman Daily News Blogs
The real highlights were turned in by WSU’s fresh faces at receiver, though. Marquess Wilson went over the back of a defender to haul in a beautiful catch, and Isiah Barton made a full-extension diving catch right up against the sidelines. Probably would have gone to the replay booth in a real game, but we gave it to him.

FOOTBALL: Practicde No. 12 Recap - First and Crimson
Sophomore quarterback Jeff Tuel was lighting up the hypothetical Rogers Field scoreboard this afternoon, hitting redshirt senior wide receiver Jeffrey Solomon and sixth-year senior tight end Zach Tatman for touchdowns during skelly. Solomon had an amazing diving grab for his score, and Tatman was wide open and walked in for his. In a situational scrimmage session, Tuel hit Solomon and senior wide receiver Daniel Blackledge for back-to-back big gains.

FOOTBALL: Practice No. 11 Recap, Highlight Video - First and Crimson
Redshirt junior defensive tackle Brandon Rankin was absolutely disruptive in this morning's inside run drill - where the offense and defense line up, but it is run-only. Rankin and redshirt junior linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis combined to force a fumble

Cougars | Cougars RB James Montgomery running toward amazing recovery | Seattle Times Newspaper
2010 has been one long succession of rehab drills and underwater treadmill sessions — monotonous, yes, but rewarding. "He's doing great," WSU coach Paul Wulff said after Tuesday afternoon's workout. "He seems to be pretty close. I don't know that it's quite there yet, but I'm hoping he feels like he's 100 percent by Game 3 or 4."

Video from First and Crimson embedded after the jump.