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Holiday Bowl won’t be Luke Falk’s final game at WSU, unless it is

WSU quarterback Luke Falk runs through drills during a practice before the 2016 Holiday Bowl on Friday, Dec 23, 2016, at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, Calif. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
WSU quarterback Luke Falk runs through drills during a practice before the 2016 Holiday Bowl on Friday, Dec 23, 2016, at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, Calif. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Conflicting statements throughout Monday leave Luke Falk’s status at Washington State beyond Tuesday’s Holiday Bowl the same as when they day began: uncertain.

Falk, a redshirt junior, is likely to be selected if he chooses to enter the upcoming NFL draft and forego his final year of college. Whether or not Falk will leave has been the source of speculation throughout his senior season.

Cougars coach Mike Leach appeared to clarify the issue during a press conference on Monday morning, saying, “It won’t be his last game” when asked about his quarterback’s impact on the program heading into what could be his final college game.

But his sister, Natalee, contradicted that thought on Twitter later, tweeting “This has not been confirmed by Luke. He is making his decision after the (Holiday Bowl).”

Natalee Falk later deleted the tweet. Regardless of whether or not Falk has made his decision to stay in school or go pro, he will doubtlessly be asked about it following the game on Tuesday.

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