The Cougars are off the practice field after their first day of prep for San Diego State. It was a day of teaching. We have some notes, so read on.
• The main message Monday: San Diego State will present some unique challenges to Washington State, not the least of which is an offense led by a solid senior quarterback and a spectacular sophomore running back (Ryan Lindley and Ronnie Hillman, respectively), a well-coached defense that comes from all angles and a decent home field advantage. All of which were not present in the Cougars' first two games. ... We have our first look at the Aztecs. ... Though there were no major injuries last Saturday, there were a few minor ones to the two-deep players. Center Andrew Roxas was not available Monday as his right ankle, which had to be re-taped during the game, was in a boot before practice. He should be ready to go tomorrow. Taylor Meighen took his place with the ones. ... Tight end Aaron Dunn also took the day off, still trying to get completely healthy. ... And freshman cornerback Spencer Waseem still isn't ready to get back on the field with his knee injury. ... Oh, and Jeff Tuel threw a few passes though his left arm is still in a sling. ... Freshman linebacker Daryl Monroe had his Achilles tendon surgically repaired last Friday. ... As for Rahmel Dockery, no there is still no word from the NCAA. ... And that's about it for tonight.
• We'll be back in the morning. Until then ...