Washington State didn’t practice all that long today, but they did work on fundamentals, hitting, execution – all the usual items on any bye-week checklist. No new injuries, very little news. We have a little more so read on.
• We talked with Jared Karstetter and Marquess Wilson after practice for a story we’re doing during Apple Cup week, but because it wasn’t all that warm – understatement – and the two wanted to get back on the field for some extra work, we didn’t talk much beyond the subject for the story. Karstetter, Jeff Tuel, Nolan Washington and a couple others stayed after to work on the passing game. … During practice, it was amazing how well the WSU quarterbacks did in their passing drills. Their accuracy was exceptional considering the cold weather and the occasional snowflakes. … Gino Simone, wearing a yellow jersey, made a couple outstanding catches while Carl Winston and Isiah Barton made back-to-back one-handed catches during team scrimmage. … The best run of the day was turned in by James Montgomery, who exploded through a hole on the right side for a 15-yard gain. … Washington turned in the only interception I saw as the Cougars scrimmaged for about a quarter of the practice. … Once again John Fullington, Wade Jacobson and Deone Bucannon sat out practice. They were joined by Daniel Blackledge from the starting group. Alex Hoffman-Ellis participated in about three-quarters of practice before heading in for treatment. … WSU will hold one more workout tomorrow morning before getting Thanksgiving week off. Monday’s practice will be in the bubble as a large snowfall is predicted for the Pullman area.
• That’s all for now. We’ll be back tomorrow with a post before another day of practice. Until then …