Holding out for Halliday

Cougars take down Idaho in battle of border rivals

Connor Halliday is spending a lot of quality time with new Cougars head football coach Mike Leach during practice.

“He stands with me. We study the offense, we discuss the calls, we discuss the plays… most of it is from the neck up,” Leach says.

But coach wouldn’t really elaborate on when we might see the redshirt sophomore quarterback take a more active roll in practice.

“Saturday, Tuesday, I don’t know,”

Halliday told the media last Thursday that he was hit in the same spot he had season ending surgery to repair a lacerated liver suffered in the loss to Utah last season. He’s been at every practice since. Coaches say he’s done everything asked of him, and the WSU Athletic Department wouldn’t elaborate any further when asked if Halliday was hurt.

We do know that while Halliday isn’t throwing at practice, he’s at least learning as much as he can while out on the field.

In other news, former Mead high star Aaron Dunn will transfer from Washington State. Leach confirmed the redshirt sophomore tight end is leaving the program in his post-practice press conference Thursday.