Cougfan TV: Leach likes the Grinch Effect

PULLMAN -- Through 10 spring practices, Washington State coach Mike Leach had had nothing but praise for the work of first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. And what's not to like? The Cougars front seven has provided consistent pressure throughout the spring. The secondary that struggled last season is a year older, and the defense has taken on the personality of their new leader.

Perhaps the biggest difference from last year?

"They're not wasting plays anymore," Leach said after Thursday's practice. "It used to be there was some guy moping around for three plays. He doesn't allow it. I think it's showed in their effort."

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