Three Cougs who won't return in 2014

IT'S THAT TIME OF year – recruiting news, coaching moves, bowl bid anticipation - it's a full plate in early December and it's also the time of the year roster moves and attrition begin to show up. Multiple sources close to the program have told Cougfan.com that CB Alex Jackson and OL Denzell Dotson will not be returning to the program next season, while OT Rico Forbes will not seek a sixth year.

Forbes, a redshirt senior, was likely a longshot to gain another year of eligibility through the NCAA appeals process. Forbes and WSU won't be submitting paperwork to try and get that sixth year, sources tell CF.C.

WSU SID Bill Stevens said when asked about Forbes, Jackson and Dotson; "Those are team matters and will be handled internally."

Forbes lost his starting right tackle job midway through this season. He redshirted his first year at WSU out of junior college under then-coach Paul Wulff, then was injured before the 2012 campaign and missed that season.

Redshirt freshman Alex Jackson won't return to Wazzu after being suspended indefinitely for undisclosed reasons by Mike Leach back in October. (Leach as a matter of policy doesn't comment on matters considered internal to the team).

Jackson was a second-year freshman in 2013 who came to WSU as a wide receiver out of Culver City, Calif. He was a reserve corner down the depth chart this season for the Cougars.

Denzell Dotson, a redshirt freshman out of Glendale, Arizona, is leaving in search of playing time closer to home. Dotson enrolled early at WSU out of high school in January 2012 but was never able to stake a claim at either guard or center.

Dotson back in the spring was listed as a No. 2 guard on the official depth chart but by the time fall camp had concluded, he was not listed among the two-deeps across the o-line.


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