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Kyrin Priester once again dismissed from WSU football program

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After being dismissed from the team before the 2016 season, the Spokesman Review reports the receiver has used up his second chance.

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After a breakout 2015 season with the Cougs, Kyrin Priester left the Washington State football program before the 2016 season.

This offseason, Mike Leach and company welcomed Priester back to the team. Even with his name on the roster, it was thought to be a “tall order” for the receiver to become academically eligible for the 2017 season, with the hope of getting his ready for 2018.

On Tuesday, we found out that wouldn’t even be an option.

Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review reported that Priester has - once again - been dismissed by the football program. “Just generally violating team rules,” Mike Leach explained to Thorpe via text. “Time to move on. We wish him the best.”

The problem with Priester this time around was likely the same one it was last time. Reports say that Priester was dismissed in 2016 because of issues with showing up late and arguments with coaches. In his story, Thorpe cited a source close to Priester say that ultimately, he “couldn’t do things our way.”

Losing Priester is a hit to the Cougs, but it’s not the worst thing in the world. He was unlikely to make grades for next season and the receiver corps is plenty deep - if inexperienced. But one thing I will miss is watching Priester on the field. He had the talent and potential and, most of all, he was fun to watch

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