Washington State completed its first day of spring practice on Thursday and it was a successful one because no one got hurt. Much like fall camp, the goal is to get clean, solid work in and avoid anyone going down with a significant injury. Reading the various practice reports, it appears WSU did just that on Day 1.
I wasn't at spring practice and failed to convince anyone in Pullman to set up a webcam on top of the library, so let's Twitter recap this thing.
Day 1 of the 2014 journey! We want you to be apart of it too, so renew your tix by Friday or get that deposit in! pic.twitter.com/cMB97LeLbz— Cougar Athletic Fund (@CougarAthFund) March 27, 2014
If you'd like to catch a glimpse of practice, there are a few short clips in the post-practice wrap video.
Spring practice stats are fairly meaningless, but according to Jacob Thorpe, Connor Halliday completed 12-of-15 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions during the team session. Tyler Bruggman completed 10-of-17 passes with two touchdowns and an interception.
As far as how spring practice stats translate to the regular season, it's fairly simple. You take their spring stats, multiple them by their high school stats, divide that number by their body language index and boom projected 2014 stats.
Cougar Football Opens Spring Practice Under the Sun - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State football opened spring practice Thursday, working out for two hours in helmets and shorts on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium.
WSU QB Connor Halliday strives to stay healthy, prepare his backup - Spokesman.com - March 28, 2014
Connor Halliday has been many things to many people in his time as the Washington State quarterback. He’s been the backup, the starter, each more than once. He’s been the guy who threw too many interceptions; he’s been the guy who threw five touchdowns in one half of WSU’s first bowl game in a decade.
Spring Practice Report: Day 1 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - March 27, 2014
The Washington State Cougars recently wrapped up their first practice of the spring. The defense shined early but the offense won the day. Follow the jump for today’s practice report
Mike Leach, Washington State Cougars get back to work - ESPN
As Washington State kicks off spring ball Thursday, head coach Mike Leach isn’t focusing on one particular theme or message. In his mind, the message should be universal: get better every day, regardless of the calendar. And if he has to remind his guys of that, then, well, they aren’t his guys.
It only took two seasons for Mike Leach to turn a perennial Pac-12 doormat into a bowl team. The Cougars went to three straight bowls from 2001-03 but hadn’t been back to the postseason since. Leach capped his first season with a remarkable comeback win over archrival Washington and that catapulted Washington State to its best record in a decade.
Johnny Melero pitched 6 1/3 innings to lead San Jose to a 7-3 victory over Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field, Thursday night.
Washington State baseball coach Donnie Marbut was involved in an auto accident before the game Thursday night and did not coach the Cougars in a 7-3 loss to San Jose State.