Day one of spring football is in the books and we have the video(s) to prove it. The general consensus seems to be a lot of passes were thrown, some good things were done and there were some things that need to be worked on. Basically, exactly what you would expect from the first practice of spring.
Christian Caple has a few more details in his wrap up including early position changes.
Oertel is back at linebacker after being listed as a running back, a move Leach said was to Oertel's liking. Also moved to linebacker are Max Gama (listed as a safety), Jared Byers and Corey Laufasa (both listed as a fullbacks). Walk-on receiver Ryan Nungester was working with the defensive backs, as was Kyle Lappano, who is listed as a running back. Dylan Rabinowitz, listed as a tight end, was working with the defensive line.
Now onto the videos.
FB: Mike Leach after practice! 3/22 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
Cougars Open Spring Football Practice - Washington State University Cougars
PULLMAN, Wash - Washington State University held its first spring practice under new head coach Mike Leach at Rogers Field Thursday afternoon.
Leach gets Pac-12 leading receiver Marquess Wilson to build Washington State offense around - NCAA Football - Sporting News
Marquess Wilson is thin as a rod and plays for a program no one has paid much attention to recently. Neither of those makes you think ‘marquee player.’
Leach likes that Wilson wants the ball - Washington State Cougars - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Judgment of WSU's players by the coaching staff has been mostly reserved for after spring practices start. But coach Mike Leach likes what he's seen on video of junior WR Marquess Wilson,
SPOKANE -- The Mike Leach era at Washington State finally reached the football field on Thursday with the opening of spring drills.
FROM PULLMAN — Our hands are thawed and we've got some notes for you from Washington State's first spring practice under coach Mike Leach.