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WSU drill of the day: offensive line

While the Cougars are in Lewiston I thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature taking a look at some of the drills the team runs during practice so I'll occasionally post a “Drill of the Day.” What I'll do is choose a position drill to shoot a few minutes of and then after practice I'll ask the coach about that specific drill so he can explain what you're watching and how it helps the players get better.

I should note that it is possible some colorful language will occasionally be heard in the background of these videos. You should probably just assume it's the Sacajawea junior high schoolers causing a ruckus.

We'll start with the offensive line's medicine ball drill after the jump.



This video shows the linemen catching medicine balls that are thrown quickly at them. The linemen were split up in this segment, so when the medicine ball catchers took a moment off the video shows another drill the unit was working on.

And here's offensive line coach Clay McGuire explaining the drill:

We're just working on, you know it's really to work on our sets. The balls are to keep our hands up — we want extension right away off our set and it's to keep their hands where they need to be.

The older guys have done that a lot and they do a pretty good job. The young guys, it's first day and some of those guys have never done that so we pick up from there.

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