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Cougars make changes in the secondary

The depth chart for Week 2 is out and there are a couple of changes.


Washington State had some major issues on defense in the season opener and it appears the first move to solving them is to change the personnel. If the new depth chart holds true, there will be at least three new starters when the Cougars take the field against Nevada.

Tracy Clark struggled against the Scarlet Knights and the performance dropped him out of the the starting lineup. Daquawn Brown shifts from the field corner spot to the boundary corner with Clark now backing him up. Charleson White moves up to the first-string field corner with Marcellus Pippins moving into the two deep behind him. There is also a change at safety with Darius Lemora moving ahead of Teondray Caldwell at strong safety. Lemora got some playing time late against Rutgers and did well to my eye.

The rest of the starting defense remains the same. Cyrus Coen is listed as the No. 1 SAM linebacker, indicating whatever injury he had that kept him out of the game last week isn't too serious.

There are no changes to the starting offensive 11. Riley Sorenson remains the starting center and the receiver and running back rotations are the same as last week. Shockingly, Connor Halliday is still your starting quarterback.

Wes Concepcion and Jordan Dascalo are still listed with an "or" at punter. Dascalo punted well against Rutgers, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets the first kick.

The full depth chart can be found in the media notes for Week 2.