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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

WSU practice: last full one of the season

If the Cougars stick to their normal weekly routine then today's practice was the last full one of the season. Washington State will have a morning practice tomorrow and then head to the bowling alley for Thanksgiving food and activities. Our report from today's practice...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

WSU practice: no sign of Vince Mayle

Washington State's most dominant receiver wasn't at practice on Tuesday but still got some bad news afterward. Vince Mayle already holds WSU single season records with 101 receptions for 1,404 yards. He's had two games with more than 250 receiving yards this season. But he...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014

THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014

WSU underclassmen scrimmage indoors

Keith Harrington starred on Thursday Night Football again. That's not unusual. But he did it in an unusual setting today. Because of a suggestion to coach Mike Leach made by injured quarterback Connor Halliday during a recent phone call, the Cougars have practiced indoors all...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

No practice report tonight

Conflicting duties mean we won't be able to bring you a practice report tonight. The Cougars practiced for about two hours in their indoor practice bubble, as they have all week, to prepare for Saturday's game at Arizona State.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014

Cougars spend Sunday night prepping for ASU

The Cougars practiced early yesterday watched the team they just beat (OSU) knock off the team they play next (ASU). They took the field on Sunday night for a short, late practice to begin preparing to replicate OSU's success and send the Sun Devils on...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014

WSU practices early and indoors 

The Washington State went into the indoor practice bubble for a Saturday morning practice in order to turn up the heat and replicate the conditions they'll face next weekend in Tempe, Arizona. The practices are closed but the team let the media in for the...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014

WSU practice just a little too chippy

By and large, the Washington State football coaches don't worry about the normal practice scuffles that inevitably occur. Over the course of a season, 100 adrenaline-fueled football players compete and are bound to get on each other's nerves, occasionally, and the skirmishes are typically over...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014

Preparing for USC's defense

Three WSU coaches were asked about USC's defense and all three uttered the word "athletic" shortly thereafter. The Cougars hope that the work they put in during Wednesday's practice can combat all that athleticism. How did it go? Our practice report is after the jump....

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TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014

Mike Price and Jeremiah Allison fire up the Cougars 

Before today's practice former Washington State football coach Mike Price addressed the team. We weren't close enough to hear what he was saying, but judging from how animated he became during his speech, we're guessing it was something inspiring. Price coached the Cougars from 1989-2002,...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014

SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014

Keith Harrington, running back

Freshman running back Squally Canada was one of the players absent during today's football practice. So during the Cougars' third and final Thursday Night Football scrimmage of the week, Keith Harrington got all the work between the tackles. He's doing so well that running backs...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

All sorts of shuffling at WSU's practice 

By my count there were 11 limited players at WSU's practice on Thursday and a few more appeared to be absent. That led to a number of players getting reps at new positions or with new units. Afterwards, the Cougars held a Thursday Night Football...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

The Cougars return with an intense practice

Washington State hadn't taken the field since Friday and has no opponent coming up this weekend so the Cougars had a spirited practice on Wednesday with the ones on offense going against the ones on defense and capped it off with a Thursday Night Football...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

Cougars finish final practice before Stanford 

It's only Wednesday but the Cougars have already finished the week's practices save for tomorrow's walk-through. The short week also means that today was Thursday Night Football for the young players who mostly won't be making the trip to the Bay Area. Our report on...

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

Kristoff Williams returns to practice 

The Cougars wrapped up practice at about 10:45 p.m. today, a combination of Sunday's late practice time and Tuesday's practice length as team tries to get as much good work in as possible before Friday's game. After practice we spoke with defensive coordinator Mike Breske,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

Offensive line backups impress 

Throughout most practices this fall offensive line coach Clay McGuire has had to endure the excitement of Joe Salave'a, his coaching counterpart on the defensive line, yelling encouragement to his players after winning yet another drill against WSU's less experienced offensive linemen. This week, however,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

Defense rebounds from a slow start 

The Washington State defense faces an explosive offense this week in California, and one that presents a different challenge given that the Cougars have faced exclusively running quarterbacks since the season opener. The Cougars spent Tuesday implementing this week's defensive game plan and there were...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

 (Rick Bowmer / Courtesy of WSU Athletics)

Sunday practice and the sack that wasn't

(Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/WSU Athletics) The Cougars "only" managed one sack on Saturday after piling up seven against Oregon's Marcus Mariota, but as the above photo indicates they should have been credited with at least one more. The play pictured was ruled an incomplete pass...

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