Leach also talked about his relationship with UW head coach Chris Peterson (and a what-if road trip together) the big takeaway from the Colorado film, and Luke Falk’s development this season. Here’s a quick snapshot, followed by the video below.
* Leach’s overall thoughts on the Colorado loss: “I didn't think we played together particularly well. We should have blocked better. We should have tackled better.”
* Leach said that the Coug receivers did not play their best game at CU, and that they played is a segmented fashion. He said the Cougar receivers need to achieve better releases from the defender, and to catch the ball (WSU committed a number of drops in Boulder).
* Leach’s evaluation of Falk after Week 11: “He does a really good job of making the people around him better. I think his presence has helped the defense and special teams too.”
* Leach said that if he and Chris Peterson went on a road trip together that Peterson would surely be the driver so that Leach could, “look out the window, read a book and control the radio.”
* Leach said Washington’s defense has the best balance of size and speed of any team the Cougars have faced.
* Leach on UW QB Jake Browning: "Good player, smart, accurate, good game manager. Does a really good job from the neck up. Very similar to Luke."
Normally WSU selects three players for Monday press conferences but WSU on Sunday said there is no student-athlete media availability for Apple Cup week. So perhaps there is something different after all from a regular WSU game week!
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