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Washington State opens fall practices August 2

Practices are open to the public through Aug. 21.

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Good morning Coug fans. If you have that extra pep in your step like I do, it’s probably because we are that much closer to the college football season. Pac-12 Media Day is complete, the preseason poll and preseason all-conference teams are announced, and about the only thing left is to start practice.

With practices upon us, it’s time for the whens and wheres.

The Cougs open fall practices next Friday, Aug. 2, in Pullman. As is usual nowadays, they’ll practice at home once before jumping on school buses and heading down the grade to Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston.

After six practices in another state, the team returns to Pullman for its first scrimmage on Aug. 9.—under the lights beginning at 7:30 p.m. They’ll scrimmage again on Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m. All practices and scrimmages are open to the public up until Aug. 22. So plan accordingly.

There are a few position battles to pay attention to, if you plan on catching a practice or scrimmage. The running back situation is one to watch, given the new addition, and of course WSU is looking for a new quarterback. Who steps in to replace Jalen Thompson is something to watch on defense. I’m also interested in how Lamonte McDougle fits in.

WSU released its roster yesterday, and there are no surprises (but there is a Bacon, a Blessing, a Sky and a Rudder). As is seemingly tradition, CougFan did the Lord’s work and found out who the weight gainers and losers were. Looking slim, Syr Riley!

Poll

What are you most looking forward to as we approach WSU’s fall practices?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    QB battle
    (144 votes)
  • 11%
    Running back depth
    (23 votes)
  • 10%
    Secondary depth
    (21 votes)
  • 4%
    A new addition to the offense, a la ‘Big Gulp Left’
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Other - please share!
    (4 votes)
201 votes total Vote Now

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