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Mike Breske talks Teondray Caldwell and defense

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Washington State's defensive coordinator weighed in after practice on Monday.

We hear quite a bit from Mike Leach during fall camp and thus the focus of the post-practices interviews tends to be on the offense. Defensive coordinator Mike Breske met with the media following practice on Monday and covered a lot of ground on that side of the ball.

Andy wrote about Teondray Caldwell potential move to safety on Monday and judging by Breske's comments, it's not a potential move, it's happening. Breske praised Caldwell's athletic ability and the way he takes coaching. The transition to defense is still very much a work in progress and the staff will continue to work with him and see where he is in a week when the prep for Rutgers again. Although the impact may not be immediate, Breske said he through Caldwell is "going to make big plays for us on the back end."

Recent signee Jeff Farrar got his first work in shoulder pads and the coaches didn't waste any time getting him in the mix, He got reps with the second team defense, according to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review. Breske said the move was to see what he could do and get some film on him. It doesn't mean he will necessarily play this year, with the DC instead offering a "we'll see."

Coming in as late as he did, Farrar would have to show extremely well and do so quickly if he's going to work his way up the depth chart enough to play this season.

Football:

Freshmen could see playing time in Cougars' secondary | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Classes haven’t even started at Washington State and the freshmen members of the Cougars’ defensive backfield are already feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much studying college requires.

Cougars bounce back - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 18, 2014
Washington State's coaches agreed that yesterday's practice left a lot to be desired. They were similarly unanimous (among the ones we asked) that today's was a lot crisper.

Cougar linebackers refine communication - Spokesman.com - Aug. 19, 2014
Washington State made an organizational change to its linebacking corps, one that will not change the way the Cougar defense looks this season, but one that coaches hope drastically improves the way it communicates.

Soccer:

Cougar Soccer Wraps Up Fall Camp - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
After two weeks of preparation in fall camp, it is game week for the Washington State soccer team.

Lentils:

Lentil Festival Activities Showcase Cougars - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Many of the Washington State University athletics teams will be participating in the 26th Annual National Lentil Festival in Pullman, Wash., this weekend.