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Leach: No more Twitter for players


FROM PULLMAN — Just when you think it's another day at the office with the Washington State football team, Mike Leach announces a Twitter ban. Read on.

We do have practice notes for you, but the bigger news occurred afterward.

Leach was asked if he has a policy regarding the use of Twitter by players.

Turns out that as of today, yes, he does.

“Twitter’s now banned around here, so don’t expect anything on Twitter,” Leach said. “Twitter’s banned and quite frankly, if after today you see anything on Twitter from our team — and I don’t care if it says, 'I love life' — I would like to see it, because I will suspend them.”

Oh. What prompted that?

“Because I decided to,” Leach said. “That’s what prompted that.”

So that's that, apparently. I spoke a bit with athletic director Bill Moos this evening, and he said he backs Leach's decision, and that too many tweets from WSU players are “vulgar” and not something he would want kids reading. More on that in tomorrow's newspaper.

For now, back to football …

Teondray Caldwell and Taylor Meighen still aren't practicing. … Tyler Baker, a walk-on transfer from Mississippi, continues to work with the “playing” receivers — and what I mean by that is, he works with the receivers who typically play in games, and not with the scout team. He's also received a few reps during drills. … Jeff Tuel is still taking the majority of the reps at quarterback, though Connor Halliday is getting a few, too. “Both did pretty well. I thought it just kind of depends,” Leach said. “It was spotty at times but it was real sharp at times.” … Walk-on Conner Johnson, who plays quite a bit of tight end on scout team, was wearing No. 11 to simulate Stanford tight end Levin Toilolo, who goes 6-foot-8. Johnson is listed at 6-foot-5.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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