Not a lot special yesterday, except that injuries are starting to mount a bit. First, there was the news that prize recruit Aaron Dunn, out of Mead, will miss the season with a broken wrist that will require surgery. Like the Jordan Pu'u Robinson injury, it's not exactly a killer, but it does eat away at some of our depth at tight end.
The rest of the injuries are of the nicks-and-bruises variety, with Grippi reporting that most everyone sitting out with the minor injuries is expected back for Oklahoma State.
As I write this, the Cougs are about 25 minutes into a scrimmage at Martin Stadium. Sorry for the late notice, but I didn't figure they would start so early. They must not want any students there. If, somehow, you do make your way there, we'd love a report in the form of a FanPost.
Also, the No. 21 soccer team lost to No. 6 Florida State at home yesterday, 1-0. More info and a video below.
On to the links, which are few this morning:
WSU players ready for a change - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 20, 2010
After the practice ended Friday, Wulff was asked if this team was meeting the goals he sat for it before the season started. He said yes. "We’re making progress," Wulff added. "Their attitudes are really good, their minds are right, which is now allowing them to improve and get better. And we’re growing." Part of that is the health is pretty good. "We don’t have as many guys sitting out and missing practices," Wulff said, "because we’re in better shape and we’re a little stronger, so you can grow. That’s the first time we’ve had this luxury, to be quite honest."
FOOTBALL: Practice No. 16 Recap - First and Crimson
Player of the day? Nolan Washington, who shined the brightest in a great performance from the Cougar Defense. The redshirt freshman cornerback had three pass deflections, the third of which was the most impressive. The coaches declared it fourth and goal from the 10-yard line for the "win," and Washington was all over the pass.
Cougar Soccer Edged by Florida State - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Washington State had a chance to tie in the 76th minute when freshman Morgan Castain played a ball through on the right side to her twin sister Micaela Castain. Seminoles' goalkeeper Kelsey Wyn came out to make a sprawling save 15 yards out. In the 77th minute, junior Tiara Pittman won a battle for a loose ball in the left corner, got past a pair of Florida State defenders, but was thwarted by Wyn at the near post on a shot from a tight angle 12 yards out. "There was a lot to be pleased with in our performance," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "We did not get the result we wanted, but we created chances and played even for most of the match against an outstanding Florida State team."
Video of Paul Wulff chatting after practice and the soccer game after the jump.