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‘Holy Warrior’: From Jihad to Jahad, Washington State’s middle linebacker has always emulated speed, force on gridiron

Those who’ve kept up with Washington State’s efforts on the recruiting trail during the Mike Leach era may recall the team’s pursuit of a small, swift linebacker from Helix High School in San Diego five years ago, while Alex Grinch and Roy Manning were working diligently to build a defense that placed a premium on speed rather than size
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‘False start, No. 63, offense.’ Transition to left tackle has been smooth for Washington State’s Liam Ryan, with one exception

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Liam Ryan’s penalties, and the regularity at which they’ve happened, have drawn the ire of those watching from home this season. WSU’s new left tackle has been the most penalized player on the most penalized team in the conference, absorbing 15 flags through nine games and one in every game with the exception of the season opener against NMSU.