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Starting spots still up for grabs as Cougar football looks to summer

Can Cammon Cooper work his way up the depth chart in 2018?

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With spring football in the books we have an improved, but still incomplete, view of what Washington State’s football team will look like in 2018. Some starting positions appear to be locked down, but many are still up for grabs.

Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review published his projected depth chart Thursday, headlined by the quarterback battle. At the moment, Lawson has Trey Tinsley as the projected starter but the door seems open to challengers.

Anthony Gordon was the other starter in the spring game, and could potentially overtake Tinsley with a strong fall camp. WSU will also welcome Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina in August, and he is expected to contend for playing time.

One last name to consider is true freshman Cammon Cooper. He didn’t make a huge splash this spring, but is likely the most talented quarterback on the team. If Cooper can make significant strides over the summer it wouldn’t be crazy to see him push Tinsley and Gordon for the starting spot.

On defense there is still plenty to work out until the Cougs take on Wyoming, September 1. The defensive tackle spots and RUSH linebacker position are question marks, but Nnamdi Oguayo will likely start at defensive end again this year. One time linebacker Logan Tago is now playing defensive tackle and is listed on Lawson’s two deep.

In the secondary, cornerback Marcus Strong is pushing for a starting spot again but it looks like he’s fallen behind Darrien Molton and Sean Harper Jr. for now.

Check out the rest of Lawson’s depth chart here.



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