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Washington State begins game week for the first time in 2016

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The Washington State Cougars play an actual football game this week. A little more than eight months after they beat Miami in the Sun Bowl, the Cougars will be back on the football field to open their 2016 season against Eastern Washington.

While season openers are certainly an exciting time, they haven't been kind to WSU in recent years. WSU is 0-4 in the Mike Leach era in season openers with losses to Portland State, Rutgers, Auburn and BYU. Now, WSU will have a chance to win Leach's first season opener and they will do it with some fresh faces, both on the field and the sidelines. Which leads us to the very first CougCenter Monday Morning Trivia question of 2016.

Quick note: If you haven't followed the CCMMT in the past, we ask some weekly trivia questions every Monday from now until the end of basketball season. It's all in good fun, but there are points awarded and at the end of the year, someone gets their name on the contest wall of champions, like The Crimson Lance did last year. The only thing we ask is that if you want to look up the answer on your own, don't post it in the comments until all answers have been revealed.

Q1: Name the player to score WSU's first touchdown of the year in each of the last four years.

Q2: The Cougars have a couple of new coaches this season. Name the 17 coaches who have served as either defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator or as a position coach under Leach.

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