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Forzani leaves WSU football


Washington State wide receiver Johnny Forzani has left the team and, according to a report in Cougfan, intends to try to play in the CFL this year. I talked with Forzani quite extensively the last home basketball weekend and, during the course of the conversation, asked him how offseason workouts were going and about school, my usual questions. He said both were tough but OK, the usual responses. Sometime in the past three weeks something changed. Anyhow, here’s a short we’ll have in the paper tomorrow, so read on.


• Here’s the brief story …

PULLMAN – Wide receiver Johnny Forzani has left the Washington State University football team, a school spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Forzani, who came to WSU last fall after playing basketball in Canada for two years, played in 10 games in a reserve role for the Cougars as a junior.

He caught nine passes for 265 yards (a team-best 29.4-yard average), including a school-record 99-yard touchdown against Arizona State. He also had eight tackles on special teams.

The reason for Forzani’s decision is unclear, though, citing unnamed sources, reported Tuesday Forzani intends to try out for the CFL this spring.

• UPDATE: Just wanted to pass on the official news about Ernie Kent. Yes, he’s no longer the Oregon coach.


• That’s it for now. If I get more I’ll put it up. Until then …

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