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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Football Prepares For Another Spring Practice

It is another light day on news, but that will change later today as the WSU football team will hold it's sixth practice of spring football. Brian and Christian Caple have done an excellent job of covering spring practice thus far. If you've missed any of their practice recaps you can get caught up below.

Brian: second, third, fifth

Christian: first, second, third, fourth, fifth

It's hard to take too much from five spring practices, but if I had to pick one interesting development, it would be the play of Eric Oertel. Oertel shifted back to linebacker at the start of spring and seems to make his way into every practice report. Oertel has played well enough to draw praise from defenseive coordinator Mike Breske.

"He’s very athletic," Breske said. "He’s got an aggressive streak in him, a natural blitzer, and he’s getting better each day."

Linebacker was a bit of an unknown heading into spring, Oertel as well as Darryl Monroe and others have helped lessen some of the concern following the departures of Sekope Kaufuis and C.J. Mizell.


Weber State football: Jody Sears named Wildcat defensive coordinator | Deseret News
Smith has announced the hiring of Jody Sears to serve as the coordinator for the Wildcat defense. Sears will also coach the safeties at Weber State.

Levenseller named to Vandals' staff | Sports -
MOSCOW, Idaho - It’s official. Mike Levenseller is a member of the University of Idaho football coaching staff as the Vandals’ receivers coach and passing game coordinator.


Derek Jones Named Pac-12 Player of the Week - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State senior outfielder Derek Jones has been named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for March 26-April 1, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced, Monday.

Men's Basketball

Catching up with ... John Allen | - Prep Zone
Have you heard from Klay Thompson or DeAngelo Casto or any of your old WSU teammates? Klay sent me a text to congratulate me, and he hit me up on Facebook.