Holding the line
Injuries have taken their toll on WSU’s offensive line this season.
First, left tackle Rico Forbes went down with a season-ending knee injury in fall camp. Left tackle Gunnar Eklund is out with a hand injury suffered against Utah. Dan Spitz left the team weeks ago.
So WSU is down to six healthy bodies – its starting five of Jake Rodgers, John Fullington, Elliott Bosch, Matt Goetz and Wade Jacobson, plus backup Zach Brevick – before coaches have to start getting creative.
Defensive end Adam Coerper has been moved to the offensive line as an emergency backup, and coaches would prefer to play him before burning the redshirts of freshmen Denzell Dotson or Eduardo Middleton.