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Vince Mayle, Xavier Cooper, Connor Halliday and others have departed, but we take a look at the top 10 Cougars returning.

Left Tackle Joe Dahl will be expected to lead the Cougars in 2015
Left Tackle Joe Dahl will be expected to lead the Cougars in 2015
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As you may have heard, the king of late night David Letterman retired last week. Growing up in the eighties, Letterman was a big influence on me with his weird humor and willingness to push the envelope. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to use his most famous segment in this space.

TOP TEN WSU FOOTBALL PLAYERS FOR 2015

10. WR Dom Williams

Outside receiver will be the Cougar's top down field threat with his 6'4 frame.

9. BUCK Kache Palacio

The top outside pass rusher of the last two years is primed for a big senior year.

8. CB Charleston White

The sophomore showed the skills in the spring to become a shut down corner for the Crimson.

7. ILB Jeremiah Allison

Senior has been a consistent stud in the middle of the field.

6. OG Gunnar Eklund

Former tackle should be one of the best guards in the Pac-12.

5. QB Luke Falk

Showed in the last few games of the season that he is ready to run the Air Raid.

4. NT Destiny Vaeao

Former top recruit from American Samoa is ready to dominate the line of scrimmage.

3. WR Gabe Marks

Team's top receiver of 2013 is back after taking a redshirt year.

2. WR River Cracraft

Will catch one hundred balls in this offense if he stays healthy

1. LT Joe Dahl

One of the best in the conference at one of the most important positions in the field.

Who do you guys think will stand out on the gridiron next year?

By the way, I would like to do another Letterman segment you might have heard of called "the mailbag". So if you have any questions about the Cougs, pop culture, or just life in general please drop me a line at newmoneyball@yahoo.com.

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Baseball

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