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Tana Pritchard talks teaching football in Brazil

We've heard some about Tana Pritchard's trip to Brazil, but the WSU linebacker told even more of the story.

It's been a busy offseason for Washington State football. The players were hard at work in the weight room and on the practice field. The coaches have been all over the recruiting map, already hauling in a dozen prospects before the first week of the season. This all while the entire athletic department worked to get the football operations building finished, prepped and opened.

We've head quite a bit on all that, but during it all, Tana Pritchard found time to take a trip to Brazil to teach a football camp. He talks about the trip and the camp in the video above. He ran a camp for kids and used many of the same drills the Cougars use.

No word on whether he passed along training regimes from strength coach Jason Loscalzo. I guess if we see a bunch of jacked up Brazilians running around in the 2022 World Cup, we'll know he did.


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Football recruiting:


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Cougars in the pros:

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