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Luke Falk enters the workforce and Mike Leach chases a monkey

The QB signed his first pro contract while his former coach enjoys Cambodia

NCAA Football: Stanford at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when you entered the working world after college? For me, it was two days after graduation and I was in a cubicle working in an office setting for the first time, trying to figure out how to change my computer password to something other than PASSWORD.

For Luke Falk, it’s an NFL practice field. Advantage, Falk.

Falk’s Tennessee Titans opened rookie minicamp Friday and it was closed to the media, so we have no insight. Today’s practice is open, however. Falk signed his first pro contract Thursday.

Falk isn’t the only former Coug entering the NFL workforce, of course, but he’s probably the most popular. Hercules Mata’afa is doing the same with the Minnesota Vikings and Cole Madison is with the Green Bay Packers. A handful of free agent signings are also in various camps.

Falk, as you know, was drafted no. 199 to a team that already has an established starting quarterback and a backup with some experience as well. Here’s what the Titans’ team site had to say about Falk:

What’s the plan with quarterback Luke Falk?

The Titans didn’t bring Falk on board to compete with Marcus Mariota for a starting spot. And as a rookie, he’ll have a tough time unseating veteran Blaine Gabbert for the No. 2 spot. Gabbert has a strong arm, and experience. But Falk has a chance to convince the team he’s worth a spot on the 53-man roster, and in time prove he’s a long-term option as Mariota’s back-up. I know I’m anxious to see him sling it.

So, Falk comes to a team with QBs ahead of him on the depth chart. Sounds a lot like when he arrived at WSU, and we all know how that turned out.


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Non-WSU items of interest

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Jim Harbaugh, coach of Michigan Wolverines, exploring possibility of giving players 'deferred compensation'
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And finally, this....

Screenshot this before Baumgartner deletes it, because I smell a meme!