Just 24 hours before the start of spring practice, Washington State is losing some of their secondary depth. CougFan's Braulio Perez reports Sebastian LaRue is no longer with the football team because of a violation of team rules. As usual with Mike Leach, we'll never officially find out what that violation of team rules was.
LaRue sat out last season after transferring from Texas A&M and failing to get a hardship waiver which would have made him eligible to play right away.
At the very least, losing LaRue is problem for WSU's depth in the secondary. Seeing him on the field, competing for a starting spot, was one of the five story lines we talked about for this spring. WSU signed a ton of defensive backs in their 2015 class from both the high school and junior college ranks which should shore up the secondary. The problem is everyone is still relatively young and very inexperienced with FBS football.
Shalom Lunai and Treshon Broughton are going to need to provide an effective stop gap for a couple years so the young players can, quite literally, get up to speed in the secondary. LaRue was in line to compete for one of the starting cornerback spots. Now, with him out of the picture, it seems like it's Charleston White's job to lose.
You've got one tall task ahead of you, Alex Grinch.