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WSU practice notes: Clay McGuire and Joe Salave’a look back

Washington State moved its hour-long practice indoors because Pullman is filled with smoke.

Seriously, even on a cloudless day one can barely see the sun. The medical types seem pretty certain that smoking is bad for one's health, so the Cougars made use of "the bubble," on Sunday for their 8 p.m. practice.

That also meant that we reporters couldn't watch practice, other than the usual 15-minute period at the beginning. So, here are the highlights:

-- The Cougars punted a bit. Zach Charme was the punter.

In lieu of the robust practice report bursting with information about hog-mollies and beef-hosses and hog-hosses and beef-mollies to which you are accustomed, I have a couple fun video interviews to pass along. First, offensive line coach Clay McGuire takes us back to his days playing for Mike Leach at Texas Tech and describes one of the perks of year-round recruiting. Then, defensive line coach Joe Salave'a provides some color from his days in the NFL, and talks about a trip he took to the White House.


Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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