As the time winds down to Saturday’s home game with USC, the Washington State Cougars put together a spirited practice Wednesday, staying on the practice field about 20 minutes shorter than the previous day. For what they accomplished, read on.
• The practice was shortened, WSU coach Paul Wulff said, to bring a sense of urgency to each session. It seemed to work, as there was a different vibe to the workout. … Wulff felt the Cougars are where they should be in their preparation, though he expects the practice film to show quite a bit that needs to be cleaned up Thursday and Friday. That’s just the way it is. … Defensive tackle Bernard Wolfgramm practiced for the second consecutive day and actually took part in team drills. That was a positive, Wulff said, as was Wolfgramm’s ability to get through back-to-back practices. Wolfgramm ran with the twos as Justin Clayton remained with the starters. … Tight end Andrei Lintz was used with the scout team. … Defensive back Anthony Carpenter, who was used a lot against SMU, returned to practice in full gear for the first time this week. … Safety Chima Nwachukwu was still in yellow, as was Jack Wilson. … If practice time is any indication, and often it is, Bennett Bontemps may just suit up Saturday, play on special teams and be a backup slot receiver. … Kristoff Williams, recovering slowly from turf toe, was running better and took part in some of the team drills. … Tyson Pencer did not suit up and is probably going to be unavailable this week. … Finally, we’ll leave you with a link to our story about Jeff Tuel, one year since his first collegiate action down at USC.
• That’s all for tonight. We’ll be back in the morning. Until then …