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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Fall Camp Day 8 Recap

A quick note before we get to the links. This is a milestone post of sorts as today officially marks one year of me writing Hot Cougar Action.

In what started as just a way to cover fall camp, this somehow turned into a regular thing with today being the 367th (thanks for nothing leap year) straight day I've written this post. A blog with 367 straight days with a post has to be some kind of record so hopefully we get an award or certificate in the mail soon. And to think, it started so innocently:

Brian: I'm thinking mornings for the linkpost/whatever. Can be a return of Hot Cougar Action, perhaps. Basically, we'd take one point, feature it, write a quick paragraph and then hit the links/video/goofy pictures/close-ups of Dominique Williams' hair after the jump.

Mark: Yeah I can handle that.

In hindsight, I apologize for the complete lack of pictures of Dominique Williams' hair.

Fall Camp

Leach displeased with offense at practice - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Sports
The Washington State defense took the field and immediately stopped in their positions — there was not going to be another play any time soon. Initially, they just stood in place, but eventually the entire defensive roster huddled up as a group on the field near the coaches and watched the spectacle before them.

Cougars to Hold First Scrimmage, Autograph Session Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State football team will hold its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday (Aug. 11) followed by an autograph session with Head Coach Mike Leach and the 2012 squad.

Cougars Fall Camp: Another "Live" Segment - Washington State University Cougars
The Cougars continued to mix things up at fall camp, working out on Rogers Field in full pads for an hour before heading down into Martin Stadium for the final hour and a half.

Leach gives animated talk to WSU offense - - Aug. 9, 2012
PULLMAN – Near the end of Washington State’s eighth practice of the preseason, with passes being dropped and communication lacking, coach Mike Leach sent his defense to the other side of the field while he informed his offense that he was a little upset with their level of play.

Cougs a little frustrated on Day 8 - SportsLink - - Aug. 9, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Washington State's offense struggled a bit toward the end of today's practice. Then they heard about it. Then heard about it again. Read on.

Other Football Links

Chat: Chat with Ted Miller - SportsNation - ESPN
Is Andrei Lintz going to shock people? I mean no one has even heard of the guy. Ted Miller (3:43 PM) I've heard of him! Had a great spring. Big athletic tight ends doubling as receivers is kind of a new trend -- see the Gronk. He sounds like another guy who can force an opponent to defend the entire field -- and keep the attention around Marquess Wilson from being too overbearing.

Matt Barkley, Jadeveon Clowney top 2012 Preseason All-America Team - NCAA Football -
WR Marquess Wilson, Jr., Washington State

Colorado 2012 Schedule Preview: Washington State - The Ralphie Report
Ahoy matey… this Thursday brings us to the 4th of Arghhh 2012 game previews. Why the weak pirate puns, you ask? Week four has your Colorado Buffaloes traveling to Pullman, WA to take on the Washington State Cougars.

2012 POSITION PREVIEW: Running Backs - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Cougar running back position returns some familiar faces but also welcomes in a pair of newcomers who will be adjusting to the new-look pass-first offense of head coach Mike Leach.


Cougars Defeat Norths Bears, 77-64 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
NORTH SYDNEY, New South Wales - Brock Motum scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Washington State University men's basketball defeated Norths Bears, 77-64, Thursday, at North Sydney Indoor Sports Centre (NSISC). The game was WSU's second of a its five-game Australian tour.