The WSU football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp earlier today, and while I'll be the first to remind everyone that it's dumb to try and make sweeping conclusions from an intrasquad scrimmage (required reading on that subject here), I do have a few observations from the highlights.
Thanks to the fact that the coaching staff has a policy against wide-angle video of practices, there's only so much we can glean. But here are a few thoughts:
- Every offensive snap is out of the shotgun. The casual fan who only paid attention to Pac-10 games last season will not find this significant. However, those of us who suffered through the SMU loss as the Cougars tried to move the ball repeatedly and unsuccessfully out of power formations couldn't shake the sneaking suspicion that Todd Sturdy might try to move back to that. It appears the Cougs will be winging it once again. Thank goodness.
*Only those of you around here last year will understand this comment.
Mark will be along with his usual linkpost in the morning, but there's a little bonus -- one of our readers was at the scrimmage and will be offering some first-hand observations, so be on the lookout for that.
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