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Notes, quotes and five questions from spring practice

From Pullman --The Washington State football team practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the spring. So on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays we'll hold a live chat at noon to talk about the practice. We'll also have a followup post, which you're reading right now, with some notes and quotes from the practice that didn't make the story in the paper or our online practice report. We'll also have a 5 Questions video in which we ask a player about the lighter side of college football. Below is our 5 Questions with backup quarterback Tyler Bruggman, who is finishing up his first year at WSU


Follow the jump for notes and quotes.


-- One player who impressed was freshman cornerback Marcellus Pippins, who grayshirted last year. When asked about Pippins two-year starting middle linebacker Darryl Monroe said:

"He sort of reminds me of Rahmel Dockery. He's freakishly athletic, he has great speed and great ability. I'm just excited to see his technique develop and to take coaching and see how far he can progress."

-- A few other freshmen or redshirt freshman looked ready to play. Coach Mike Leach listed receiver Robert Lewis, Isaac Dotson and the young offensive linemen as players who stood out.

-- The Football Operations Building looks finished from the outside. There is still plenty of work to be done inside the building, however, and it's scheduled to be completed on May 19.

-- Quarterback Connor Halliday got a little bigger over the offseason, up to a listed 197 pounds after playing at a listed 190 pounds last season. With just a pair of redshirt freshmen backing Halliday up that extra weight could provide crucial durability

"I just was on a couple more supplements, drinking muscle milk, eating more," Halliday said when asked about his weight gain. 


Jacob Thorpe
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