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WSU’s Tuel cleared for practice


We're still traveling, believe it or don't, so we're going to pop out a quick blog post and get on our way. Read on.


• Before we get to Paul Wulff's thoughts about the win over Colorado, we want to pass along what he ahd to say about quarterback Jeff Tuel. After his X-rays Sunday, Tuel was cleared to begin practicing in full pads this week. There is a possibility he could play Saturday, but it all depends on how his practice goes. The decision will be made based on what the medical staff recommends and Tuel's own feelings. ... Wulff was happy with the win Sunday night, that was obvious over the phone as he held his weekly look-back-at-Saturday's-game press call. But he also made it clear he wasn't happy with the way the Washington State offense played. At least three times in the 7-minute call, Wulff used the term "we've got to get better," or something akin to it. He lamented the way the offense played up until its final two possessions and praised the defense, especially for getting the late stops it needed. ... Wulff didn't mention any other new injuries than the ones we covered this morning. ... I asked about having to send Henry Eaddy out to field Colorado's last punt, the first time the freshman has fielded a college punt. Eaddy handle the kick flawlessly, calling a fair catch at the 10. Wulff chuckled, then said you always worry when you send a guy out to catch his first punt. ... When talking about the defensive performance, Wulff went out of his way to praise the play of Alex Hoffman-Ellis, who led WSU with 14 tackles, including two sacks, and Travis Long, who had eight tackles, two for loss. ... As for UCLA's pistol, Wulff said he fears players more than schemes and the Bruins have a bunch of playmakers. ... Our follow on Saturday's game is now on-line. ... Before he goes on the conference call, Wulff does an interview with WSU. Here it is ...



• That's it for tonight. I noticed a couple people on Twitter who missed my morning post today, quite possibly the longest one I've ever posted. I sent out a tweet with the link as usual, but guess something happened to it. We'll be back tomorrow. Until then ...

Vince Grippi
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