Dickert challenges wide receivers to get after it on first day in full pads

PULLMAN, Wash. — After six days in Fall Camp, the Washington State Cougars finally put on the full pads and we even got to see a pretty physical practice here this morning and Head Coach Jake Dickert said he walked into practice and really wanted to challenge his wide receivers to get after it.

“We need those big boy receivers, there’s no way in a Coug Raid you can function without big time, especially zone threats on the outside.  So we’re working towards that consistency, but it was good to see those guy do a better job today in their explosive pass game,” said Dickert

“I feel like all my boys can ball and we all will ball man and it’s all about having competitive depth and everyone being on the same page and next man up is doing the same thing as the first man so that’s what it’s all about right there,” added Sophomore Wide Receiver De’Zhaun Stribling.

In his freshman year at Washington State, Stribling brought in 44 catches for 471 yards and 5 touchdowns as he earned All Pac-12 Honorable Mention.
“They’re a really diverse offense, they got a lot of stuff going.  It’s really good for the defense because it gives us a lot of looks what we might see during the season.  So they have a lot of stuff up their sleeve and just coming out of practice against them and learning from going back through film and we’re talking about, that helps us a lot,” said Junior Linebacker Travion BrownWhile Stribling should be one of the featured wide receivers for the Cougars this season, Dickert did mention that redshirt sophomore Donovan Ollie is making waves in fall camp so far.  So he could be starting on the opposite side of the field come week one.  Washington State will play it’s first scrimmage of camp on Saturday morning inside Martin Stadium.