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Spring practice day 2: notes and quotes

From Pullman -- The Cougars were up early Saturday morning for their second practice of spring football. Here is our practice report and a story on the offensive line. More notes and quotes from practice after the jump.


-- It's still early but freshman cornerback Marcellus Pippins will be hard to keep off the field. Pippins has reeled in an interception in both of WSU's practices so far, and neither were on particularly poorly thrown balls. It wouldn't be surprising to see Pippins emerge as WSU's nickel cornerback in the fall.

-- Offensive lineman Sean Krepsz enrolled early so he could participate in spring ball before his freshman season. Here's what offensive line coach Clay McGuire had to say about his youngest protege:

"He’s really young, he’s even young for his grade. He’s a young kid. He had a much better day today than he had the day before so it’s going to be more of what he looks like at the end. I mean right now I didn’t expect a whole lot because right now it’s going to be going a million miles an hour for him. But as we progress this thing it will be interesting to see what he looks like after 15 practices as opposed to two."

What you hope is that he catches up quicker because the level the other guys are playing makes guys progress faster. Never think that he would hold those guys back and it hasn’t been that way."

-- Redshirt freshman Jamal Morrow was impressive in scrimmages last year and now he's ready to push for playing time. He had a 10-yard touchdown run in the team session and should see the field plenty in the fall.

Jacob Thorpe
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