Cougs open first spring camp under Leach

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Washington State University held its first spring football practice under new head coach Mike Leach at Rogers Field Thursday afternoon.

The Cougars worked out in helmets and shorts on a warm sunny afternoon as Leach and his new coaching staff had the team go through a number of drills throughout the day.

Washington State will have 15 practices throughout the Spring, and will hold the annual Crimson and Gray Scrimmage at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane on Saturday, April 21st at 1 p.m.

Mike Leach spoke with the media after practice and talked about how the players were getting used to the coaching staff, and how the coaches were getting used to the players.  Leach also said the Cougs implemented about 1/3 of the playbook on Thursday, and hopes to expand on that throughout the spring.

Leach also discussed the play at quarterback as Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday took most of the first-string snaps.  For more from Leach, click on the “Raw interview” to the right.

Cougs open first spring camp under Leach

Tuel and Halliday also talked about the competition at quarterback.  Their “Raw interviews” are also linked to the right, as is our interview with senior safety Tyree Toomer, who shared some perspective on the Cougars defense.