WSU coaches, players scatter for holiday break

WASHINGTON STATE coaches and players scattered after the Sun Bowl win over Miami on Saturday. Some took the charter back to Pullman without incident or delay, despite the weather situation in Texas. Others weren't so fortunate.

The team charter flew into Spokane, with Cougar players and coaches hopping on the team bus and getting back to Pullman around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, WSU tells CF.C. 

Mike Leach and some of the Washington State assistant coaches left El Paso directly for other destinations. Leach headed to Key West, Florida.

Some WSU players who also opted to head elsewhere rather than take the team charter back to Pullman faced delays and cancellations on Sunday trying to get out of El Paso, the Spokesman Review's Jim Allen reported.

The El Paso area was hit with between 5-8 inches of snow that began sticking shortly after the Sun Bowl ended, according to the National Weather Service. As of Monday morning, the cold snap had ended and the temperature had climbed to 40 degrees in El Paso.

The first day of classes for the spring semester at Washington State is Jan. 11.

The recruiting period, where WSU will make its final in-home visits for the 2016 recruiting class, and also host prospects in Pullman on official visits, opens back up on Jan. 14.

Signing Day is Feb. 3.

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