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A last post from preseason camp

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The preseason camp is over. Long live game week. If there is anyone more ready for this week to close than the Washington State players, I haven't met them. Scratch a player and the blood would write “I want to hit someone in another color uniform” on their skin. After a day off Sunday, they get a chance to start preparing themselves for just that Monday evening. Read on.


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• Real quickly, because I want to hit the road and see my wife Kim in Spokane – by the way, she's recovering well from her surgery and the preliminary signs are good, but I'm not going whole hog on jumping up and down until she sees the doctor for the final word – we have some notes from Saturday's practice. … It was held relatively early, due to some FanFest activities and picture day for the players. Still, it was warm on Rogers Field. There was more than the usual time dedicated to special teams – the players weren't in full pads, wearing helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys and shorts – as that activity will probably be tapered back next week. Very little in the way of team work, with the ones always matched with the twos and no tackling. … As for injuries, no new ones, but only one player returned. Cornerback Nolan Washington was not in pads and did not participate in drills as his hamstring is healing slowly. Aaron Dunn also rested his leg. Skylar Stormo was OK after getting banged around some Friday. None of the injured defensive linemen, Travis Long (knee), Lenard Williams (tooth) or David Davis (shoulder), returned. Offensive tackle Jake Rodgers (shoulder) is still out as well though center Taylor Meighen returned to hitting. … None of the freshman that have paperwork issues were back (they are all small things that have to be taken care of on-line before they can return to practice). Still no final word on the status of Rahmel Dockery or Alex Mitchell. … Finally, we'll have a story on camp in which we hand out some awards in tomorrow's S-R. We'll link it when we have a chance.

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• That's all for now. As always, we'll be back in the morning with our Sunday links, usually a long post. Until then …


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