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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Second Spring Football Scrimmage In The Books

WSU held their second scrimmage of spring football Saturday and as is the case with any football scrimmage, both the offense and defense had their moments. It appears the defense may have had a few more moments than the offense as they racked up 12 sacks.

Christian Caple recapped the scrimmage in extensive detail in this blog post. His post also includes this awesome quote from Joe Salave'a:

"At one point, it used to be a madhouse up here. You didn’t want to come play here because it was tough, it was hard, it was cold, it was everything," Salave'a said. 'We’ve got to get our guys to understand that there is a degree of responsibility and pride in wearing the crimson and gray."

Coug999 also posted some notes from the scrimmage and they can be found here. Caple's blog post mentioned the offensive linemen spent some time after practice doing bear crawls and rolls across the field, both of which can be seen in the background of the Jeff Tuel interview below.

Jeff Tuel Post Practice 4/7 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Andrei Lintz Post Practice 4/7 (via WSUCougarAthletics)


Defensive line dominates WSU scrimmage - - April 7, 2012
PULLMAN – The story of Saturday’s scrimmage may have been the blades of grass clinging to the jerseys of Washington State’s offensive linemen.

Bud Withers | New defensive boss at WSU looking for controlled chaos | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Like most things involving Mike Leach, the call over the holidays from the new Washington State football coach to Mike Breske didn't begin with a lot of talk about football.

Defense Highlights Spring Scrimmage in Martin Stadium - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jeff Tuel threw two touchdown passes and the defense registered 12 sacks during Washington State's scrimmage at Martin Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Cougars worked through 110 plays on sunny day in front of a couple hundred fans. SCRIMMAGE 2: Holy sack-fest!
PULLMAN — Yes, Jeff Tuel threw for two touchdowns and nearly 300 yards. And yes, Andrei Lintz, Gino Simone, Bobby Ratliff and others on offense had big days as well. But oh, that defense. Seven defenders recorded at least one sack, and the Cougs racked up twelve, yes twelve, sacks overall. For good measure, the Cougar D grabbed four takeaways, too.

Notes from WSU's scrimmage - SportsLink - - April 7, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — The defense recorded 12 sacks during WSU's scrimmage of 115 plays or so on Saturday, but the offense got its licks in, too. In other words, it was standard fare for a mid-spring scrimmage. Read on for a whole bunch of words about it.


Cougars Miss Out on Sweep of Seattle - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Seattle scored twice in the top of the eighth inning for a 5-4 victory over Washington State in nonconference baseball, Saturday.

Donnie Marbut does not sound very pleased in this interview provided by Brett the 49er.

WSU Baseball Postgame - Seattle U Game 3 (via brettiefresh)