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WSU starts prep for Stanford


It's late, mainly because Washington State doesn't start its Monday practice until 7:30 but also because I had a couple of interviews to do after it was done. But we're done now and have a few notes. Read on.


• The rains came off and on during practice, but it didn't seem all that off-putting to the players or the spectators (including me, which is shocking because I usually bitch more than anyone). There were a couple starters sitting and watching, including Isiah Barton, who had his left ankle in a boot, and Wade Jacobson, who looked and walked better than he did at anytime last week. And that was it. ... Jeff Tuel took more snaps Monday than he did last week, threw the ball better than anytime since he's come back – especially the deep ball – and had a motion that was much closer to his pre-injury one. It's still up in the air, though, when he'll be cleared. ... Lot of talk around the perimeter of practice on the change in Tucson today, with most folks shocked that a coach would be replaced in the middle of the season. Even a couple players weighed in, saying off the record how awful it must be to have to deal with that as a player. ... We took our first look at the Stanford game today.


• That's it for tonight. It's just too late. We'll be back in the morning. Until then ...

Vince Grippi
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