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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Reaction To Deone Bucannon's Suspension

While Jeff Tuel's injured knee is still the big story leading up to the game against UNLV, Deone Bucannon's suspension supplanted it in the news cycle, for at least one day.

There were a few news stories around the Internet Tuesday, but writers and commenters weren't the only ones weighing in. Both Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske were asked about the suspension following Tuesday's practice. Via Christian Caple:


"First of all I think we're wrong, I think it was a bad hitm" Leach said. "I don't really have any reaction. I can see the point of view. It was a late hit and I can see where action was justified. We shouldn't have done it. We addressed it Sunday so it's over from here, but the Pac-12's reaction doesn't surprise me and it's our fault. All that's our fault."


"It is what it is. I think it's an accurate call by the Pac-12 office. He's out the first half, realizes what he did wrong and he can't do that again. We can't afford to lose anybody for a half, be it Deone or anyone else. He's going to sit for two quarters and be a coach from the sideline.

Now that everyone seems ready to move on, we can all get back to analyzing how much limp Jeff Tuel is walking with.


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