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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Fall Camp Day 21 Recap

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Fall camp is officially over. The WSU football team exits camp relatively healthy for the first time in a while. Attention will now turn to preparing for Idaho State on Saturday. Here are a few story lines to follow as the week progresses.

  • Qualification issues: Rahmel Dockery and Alex Mitchell are still awaiting clearance by the NCAA. Both are unlikely to play this season, but they aren't the only Cougars waiting for clearance. Senior defensive tackle Brandon Rankin is also currently ineligible and awaiting a ruling from the NCAA.
  • Injuries: WSU escaped fall camp without major injuries, but projected starters Travis Long and Nolan Washington are currently nursing injuries and their status for Saturday is still unknown.
  • Redshirts: Paul Wulff has been known to burn a redshirt or two after the season begins, but if any freshman are going to play this season, they will likely suit up against Idaho State.

WSU Football Links

Cougars Take Part in Fan Appreciation Day - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - After Saturday morning's 90 minute workout in helmets and shoulder pads, the Cougars participated in Cougar Fan Appreciation Day, signing autographs, taking pictures and playing catch with young Cougar fans Following the fanfest, the Cougs lined up to take the 2011 team photo.

A last post from preseason camp - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 27, 2011
The preseason camp is over. Long live game week. If there is anyone more ready for this week to close than the Washington State players, I haven't met them. Scratch a player and the blood would write "I want to hit someone in another color uniform" on their skin. After a day off Sunday, they get a chance to start preparing themselves for just that Monday evening. Read on.

Analyzing the Cougars as game week approaches - Spokesman.com - Aug. 27, 2011
PULLMAN – When coach Paul Wulff called his team together to end practice at around 11:30 Saturday morning, it marked the finish of Washington State’s 2011 preseason football camp. Next time the Cougars get together on the practice field it will be game week, with the season opener vs. Idaho State looming on Saturday.

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
After Saturday morning's 90 minute workout in helmets and shoulder pads, the Cougars participated in the Cougar Fan Appreciation Day, signing autographs, taking pictures and playing catch young Cougar fans before they lined up to take the 2011 team photo. Above is a photo gallery of the day...GO COUGS!

Cougars | Cougars have deep group of receivers — for a change | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — It was two decades ago, during a short stint as an offensive assistant coach at Washington State, that Joe Tiller uttered what would become a standing conundrum in the Palouse.

Jerry Brewer | Pac-12's debut will be a season of transition | Seattle Times Newspaper
For now, it's the Pac-um-uh-12. Excuse the verbal fillers. It's going to take time to get the Pac-10 out of the brain. How many times this year will you stammer or call this enhanced conference the Pac-10 out of habit? It's like being asked to write the date during January of a new year. You're bound to slip up. You're bound to realize that, for all the talk about change, the days will often feel the same.

Cougars | Washington State depth chart | Seattle Times Newspaper
Washington State depth chart

Cougars | Washington State 2011 schedule | Seattle Times Newspaper
Washington State 2011 schedule

WSU Athletics Video of the Day

Cougar Fan Fest 2011 (via WSUCougarAthletics)