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After 15 times taking the field this spring, Mike Leach and his Washington State Cougars practiced for the final time until summer.

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The Cougars took the practice field as a team for the last time until August rolls around. Spring practiced wrapped up yesterday with the normal mix of position drills and team scrimmages, but most of the talk afterward was a mix of looking back at spring camp and looking forward toward the preparation for next season.

WSU Athletics has a series of videos, linked to here, with reaction from Coach Leach and Conner Halliday from practice. One of the coolest was Leach's speech to the team in the final huddle of spring. Leach calls this spring "one of the best Washington State has had in a long time." He then moves on to heavily stress the importance of academics and staying eligible.

Later, in his address to the media, Leach says this spring was "significantly better" than any he's seen at WSU in the past. Looking forward to the offseason, Leach says he's excited about a new rule allowing coaches to be involved with 8 hours of player workouts per week. On the addition of Coach Harrell to the staff, Leach says he's a student of the game that brings in all kinds of great experiences.

Full write ups from WSU Athletics and Jacob Thorpe from the Spokesman review in the links below, along with a look at Deone Bucannon from the San Diego Charger's official website.

Spring Football

Spring Practice Report: Day 15 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 29, 2014
From Pullman -- The Cougars held their 15th and final spring football practice of the year on Tuesday. That means no more football until fall camp in August. So that's not going to be fun. Our last practice report for far too long is after the jump. ...

Cougars Hold Final Spring Practice - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State football wrapped up spring practice with a two-hour workout Tuesday afternoon.

Deone Bucannon

Prospect Profile: Deone Bucannon
The closer we inch toward the NFL Draft, the more we hear about potential sleepers. Evaluating the skillset of Deone Bucannon, it’s easy to see why his name in particular has emerged as a big time sleeper quickly rising up draft boards.

WSU Track

North Mason's Allen already a top hurdler in Pac-12 » Kitsap Sun
We sometimes wonder if somebody wasn’t born to do a certain thing because it comes naturally and with so much grace. Ken Griffey Jr. leaps to mind. Junior was a natural when it came to playing baseball.