Cougs take practice indoors, turn things up

PULLMAN – With the smoke from wildfires across the state filling the Palouse on random days, the Cougs practiced at the Indoor Practice Facility so the media was only allowed to see the first portion. Among other things, we spied Treshon Broughton in full pads.

After Friday’s walkthrough and mock travel to Lewiston, the Cougars returned to Pullman ready to continue preparations for Portland State.

“The air was good yesterday, it was bad today, but the air was great on Thursday,” coach Mike Leach said. “You can’t predict it, we just have to be ready to go out and play football.”

During the media’s allowed time in the IPF, the team did plenty of work. The offense took on the scout defense to warm up both Luke Falk (with the first team) and Peyton Bender (with the second) with some 7-on-7 and a little 11-on-11.

The defense took on the scout offense to prepare gap assignments and what to do in different situations. The offensive line also worked on individual hand-placement drills to maximize efficiency and leverage.

The defense also broke up into position groups for various drills including interceptions, stripping the ball and, for the defensive backs, staying with their assignment when in man-coverage.

CB Broughton was seen for the first time on the field and in pads, running through drills with the rest of the defensive backs. He didn’t get a lot of work in the full drills, but looked to be starting to learn the ropes of Cougar practices.

Also during the session, the Cougs got a little special teams work in.

Washington State University’s Alert System sent out a warning around 11 a.m. warning about the “Hazardous” air conditions, so the move to the Bubble was not only expected, but necessary. Midway through practice the rain started to come down, as well, so hopefully that will help a little bit with the porous air quality.


QB: Luke Falk
RB: Gerard Wicks
LT: Joe Dahl
LG: Gunnar Eklund
C: Riley Sorenson
RG: Eduardo Middleton
RT: Cole Madison
X: Dom Williams
Y: River Cracraft
Z: Gabe Marks
H: Robert Lewis

DE: Darryl Paulo
NT: Robert Barber
DT: Destiny Vaeao
Rush LB –Ivan McLennan
WIL LB – Jeremiah Allison
MIKE LB – Peyton Pelluer
NICKEL CB: Isaac Dotson
CB: Darrien Molton
CB: Charleston White
FS: Taylor Taliulu
SS: Shalom Luani

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