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Mike Leach post-scrimmage quotes

(Can you evaluate the offense's play in the scrimmage?)

I thought our first offense really played well and then, understandably, our second offense had their hands full with the first defense. It was good seeing them get some big plays but we were disjointed at times. The threes got good work, too, and I thought a couple of the running backs did some good things.

More after the jump.

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No, this is not another bogus M’s post

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Yes, I know. I have been writing a lot about the Mariners lately. Can you blame this old baseball fan? Yes, you can. So we'll switch gears today. You may not be too happy. Read on.

WSU’s time in Lewiston comes to a close

Washington State's fall camp in Lewiston, Idaho wraps up today with a scrimmage at 3 p.m. at Sacajawea Junior High. The Cougars braved heat, smoke and lightning to practice for 12 consecutive days. Let's celebrate their accomplishment with some links.

(We'll be holding a live WSU football chat here on SportsLink at 11 a.m.)

WSU finds calm in storm, holds practice

One day after smoke sent the Cougars back to Pullman, the Lewiston weather appeared to bend to coach Mike Leach's will on Tuesday. The day's rain disappeared as soon as Washington State began practicing and lightning appeared just when the post practice interviews started running long.

Never doubt how much power college football coaches can exert for their program.

Our practice report is after the jump.

Videos from WSU fall camp

Here are videos of two drills the Cougars run during practice.

The second video is after the jump.

WSU adds a 2014 safety

Although last year's recruits are in camp and Washington State's 2015 recruiting class appears to be well under way, the Cougars weren't quite finished with the class of 2014. The team announced the late signing of safety Jeffery Farrar to a financial aid agreement on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1, 195 pound safety out of Upland High in Upland, California signed with Virginia out of high school, over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and other schools.

Although Farrar signed a binding National Letter of Intent, WSU says that he is eligible to play immediately. Even if he doesn't redshirt, he'll presumably need some time to get ready after missing fall camp. Farrar is expected to enroll and begin class later this month.

Farrar was rated a four-star prospect by ESPN. 

A postseason chase will be fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to cook up a great baseball atmosphere? Start with the American League's best pitcher on the mound. Add 20,000 little yellow towels. Stir in 10,000 or so Canadians, down from the north to cheer on the visiting team. Let simmer for five or six innings. Then turn up the heat. Don't forget to add a bit of rain and a smidge of lightning. The perfect recipe for an exciting game. Read on.

The show must go on

Today's practice will be the second-to-last of Washington State's fall camp in Lewiston. It will be held at Sacajawea Junior High at 2:30 p.m. unless it isn't. The following links will explain why, and more.

Weather chases Cougars to Pullman

There was a time, today, when Bud Withers and I thought we might be late for practice. It seems silly now, but you see, but construction crews were doing something called “chip sealing” on US-195 South, shutting down all but one lane, forcing Bud and I to spend upwards of 15 minutes stalled outside of Colton watching the wheat grow.

Little did we know that unsealed chips would be the least of our troubles.

Follow the jump for our thrilling conclusion.

There are nothing like college football fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS

You might notice a new poll on this page, just to the left of where these words sit. Then again, you might not, especially if you access this column via your mobile device. But either way, there is a new question, though we are going to spend the next few minutes discussing the previous one. Read on.

Some big cleats to fill

Washington State fans watched a few of their favorites move on from college this offseason. No matter how the Cougars do this season, safety Deone Bucannon will be missed and so will kicker Andrew Furney. Our story in today's paper looks at Erik Powell, the guy tasked with following Furney. More links after the jump.

A return to normalcy

After a pair of shortened practices — one for rest, one for scrimmage — Washington State resumed its normal camp schedule on Sunday. The offensive line took a more familiar form as well with the return of Joe Dahl at left tackle, who had been limited most of this week. Dahl's return slid Gunnar Eklund back to his familiar role at left guard, and Devonte McClain, who had also been limited, returned to bolster the depth.

Quarterback Connor Halliday celebrated their return by torching the defense during team period. All that and more, after the jump.

It’s easy to get all worked up over Lou

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It seems as if everyone has a Lou Piniella story. I wish I could say the same. Read on.

A big day for WSU football

I didn't get to this with yesterday's scrimmage, but lots of recruiting outlets are reporting that 6-foot-5, 300 pound offensive lineman Noah Myers out of Las Lomas High in Walnut Creek, California has verbally committed to play football for Washington State. Myers, whose highlight video is above, also claimed scholarship offers from Montana and Weber State.

Myers is the 12th player in the class of 2015 to pledge his services to WSU. He told Barry Bolton that he will probably play guard ($) for the Cougars. Scout.com rates Myers as a three star prospect and considers him to be the No. 91 guard in the class.

Links from WSU's scrimmage and from around the conference, after the jump.

Notes from WSU’s scrimmage

Washington State went live for the first time since fall camp began in a 62-play scrimmage on Saturday. The defense probably had the upper hand overall but it was close. Unless, of course, you ask linebacker Darryl Monroe, that is.

“Since we've been out here I think we won pretty much every day,” Monroe said after practice. “Which is great, because when you've got a lot of young guys coming in on this defense you think, 'Oh, their competition level (isn't good),' or they can get intimidated at the college level but these guys came to play with high competition and intensity.”

Stats are here, quotes are here and some observations are after the jump.

Quotes from WSU’s scrimmage

The Cougars went live for the first time today, scrimmaging for 62 plays. After practice we asked players and coaches their thoughts on the scrimmage, tackling for the first time and more.

Stats from the scrimmage are available here, and the interview transcriptions are after the jump.

Don’t confuse ‘experienced’ with just plain old

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Woke up this morning feeling a little like Tiger Woods. You know, a little old, a little over the hill, a little like yesterday's news. Read on.

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