YOU GET THE sense in talking to Paul Wulff that he's about ready to take flight – that the Cougs' fall camp, which opens on Sunday, just can't come soon enough for the third year WSU coach. Maybe that's because he feels he and others are going to finally start seeing some of the early benefits from his rebuilding efforts.
"We'll be faster and we'll be better," said Wulff. "Now, we're going to take additional steps forward in each of the years to come, but you'll see improvement from us this year – the worst is definitely behind us.
"We redshirted guys that could have helped us some last year, our current players have improved in terms of strength and experience. We're building this thing the right way."
Academically, Wulff said official grades were in, there were no late surprises on the eve of fall camp and that everyone who had work to do this summer got it done.
On the injury front, Wulff went out of his way to talk about how pleased he was Bernard Wolfgramm
continues to enjoy a healthy, limber back. The senior defensive tackle has been fighting back trouble ever since he first arrived at WSU, but for the first time this spring he was healthy -- and it showed in his performance.
A number of changes have been made to the fall camp schedule – there are no longer split squad sessions early on and several times have been changed. Click here for the latest, updated version.
Four of the first five Cougars' games have officially been selected for broadcast, with more expected. The opener at Oklahoma State will be televised by FSN with a 4 p.m. PT start time. WSU's game against SMU on Sept. 18 will be televised by CBS College Sports with a 12:30 p.m. start. WSU vs. USC on Sept. 25 kicks off at 12:00 p.m. And UCLA on Oct. 3 is slated for a 12:35 p.m. kick.