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Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch mic'd up

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Yep, he's coaching turnovers.

Alex Grinch is a very interesting part of WSU's 2015 season. His ability to get production from the defense could be the key to the Cougars season, but he's still a bit of an unknown as he's in his first defensive coordinator position. Spring practice and now fall camp have helped give a glimpse into the defense Grinch will run, but even more will be evident once the season starts.

WSU unveiled the curtain a little more with a short mic'd up video of Grinch from fall camp. (If you don't see it above, turn off your ad blocker, or just click this direct link.) It's hardly a full insight into everything he teaches and runs, but it's yet another look at just what Cougar fans might expect this season. The video is short, but technique is a major focus which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. In recent days, Grinch has talked about the lack of technique being a big culprit into the struggles last season.

It's still hard to know too much about how Grinch will fare as defensive coordinator until the actual games begin, but judging from the video one thing seems to be certain. Grinch is going to have no voice, by Week 4, if not earlier.

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Football:

WSU football: Nailing down technique emphasis for defensive backs - Spokesman.com - Aug. 23, 2015
Just 10 months ago, Marcellus Pippins was a freshman cornerback making his debut at the tail end of Washington State’s win over Oregon State.

Recruiting: Los Angeles linebacker Derek Moore accepts WSU offer | The Spokesman-Review
Outside linebacker Derek Moore has reportedly accepted a scholarship offer from Washington State, making him the 11th known member of WSU's 2016 recruiting class.

WSU has pleasant dilemma at linebacker - Spokesman.com - Aug. 23, 2015
Washington State’s veteran-laden linebacker corps presents an enviable dilemma to assistant coaches Ken Wilson and Roy Manning: Experience or exceptional athletic ability? The coaches will choose experience

WSU practice notes: Clay McGuire and Joe Salave'a look back | The Spokesman-Review
In lieu of the robust practice report bursting with information about hog-mollies and beef-hosses and hog-hosses and beef-mollies to which you are accustomed, I have a couple fun video interviews to pass along. First, offensive line coach Clay McGuire takes us back to his days playing for Mike Leach at Texas Tech and describes one of the perks of year-round recruiting. Then, defensive line coach Joe Salave'a provides some color from his days in the NFL, and talks about a trip he took to the White House. Enjoy.

Soccer:

Soccer Match Postponed Until Monday - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Due to air conditions in Pullman, Sunday night's women's soccer match between Washington State and Idaho has been postponed until Monday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Lower Soccer Field.