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Another Thursday from WSU


FROM PULLMAN — Special teams, scout work, more special teams, Thursday Night Football. It's a routine as dependable as the leaves changing color. Washington State's Thursday practice was pretty regular in its execution, but the Cougars did welcome back a pair of running backs who were limited the day before. Read on.

Yes, Carl Winston and Leon Brooks were both in full uniform and took reps during practice, though it was a no-pads practice for the first and second-teamers, as is customary on Thursday nights. It remains to be seen whether both will be available this week, and Jim Mastro said yesterday Marcus Mason was receiving reps this week for that reason. … It appears WSU is going with the same offensive line lineup it used last week — LT Gunnar Eklund, LG John Fullington, C Elliott Bosch, RG Matt Goetz, RT Jake Rodgers. … DL Destiny Vaeao saw some time with the starting unit, with defensive coordinator Mike Breske saying afterward that Vaeao should play this week for the first time since the Eastern Washington game. He'd been battling some kind of ankle/foot injury in the meantime. … David Bucannon had the hit of the day during WSU's Thursday Night Football, hammering receiver Mark Urtz on a pass over the middle. Urtz got his revenge later, catching a slant over the middle for about a 70 or 80 yard gain before Brandon Golden caught him from behind at about the 5-yard line.

And that's about all we have for tonight. We spoke with Breske afterward for a while about film study, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow's newspaper comes out (or until all of the content is posted online tonight) to read about it.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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