ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

SportsLink

Morning at WSU practice


COUGARS

A quick post with some thoughts from the morning practice. Read on if you are interested on this beautiful Sunday morning. Me, I would rather be outside working in the yard or inside watching the PGA. But I’m here.

••••••••••

• Coming off their scrimmage, the Cougars practiced sans pads in their 1 hour 40 minute session. But, despite the lack of hitting, there were some interesting occurrences. … With Andy Mattingly still sitting with his groin strain, sophomore Mike Ledgerwood slid outside today. We talked with him after practice and he admitted it was different playing the Sam, or strongside linebacker. After all he has played middle for his entire life. But he enjoyed running with the first group and understands this move shows the coaches have faith in him. Though he’s still in the running for the middle spot, when he gets the position down he’ll be able to relieve either Mattingly or Alex Hoffman-Ellis. … The most impressive play of the morning came during the seven-on-seven passing drill. Running back James Montgomery ran a wheel route, got behind the defender and freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel hit him with about a 40-yard laser for a score. It’s the type of throw only a few young quarterbacks can make. … Linebacker Joshua Garrett made the play of the morning for the defense in the same drill. Kevin Lopina threw a bb on an out pattern toward tight end Skylar Stormo, but Garrett got a finger on the ball, deflecting it toward Stormo’s shoulder. The ball bounced off and back toward Garrett, who secured it, stayed in bounds and scored. … Receivers coach Mike Levenseller worked for an entire period with his group today, throwing fade after fade. I asked Jack Thompson after practice if Levy now through the ball better than he does. Thompson scoffed, said something about “in his dreams,” and laughed. Though Thompson did admit Levenseller gets more practice at these days. … J.T. Levenseller (ill) missed practice. … No one has made more strides this fall than receiver Daniel Blackledge. He made a couple catches in the course of practice he never would have hauled in last season. … The offense worked on the 2-minute drill without a defense late in the session. It was a preview of what’s to come throughout the afternoon practice, when the Cougars will add shoulder pads to the helmets they wore in the morning. There should be a lot of situational work.

•••

• That’s all for this morning. We’ll be back after the afternoon practice with our story and another post. Until then …


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Filter










Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.

Contributors

Jim Allen Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jim Meehan Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Josh Wright Josh Wright is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

Recent work by Josh

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here