Marshall Lobbestael's Diary: Week 4

MARSHALL LOBBESTAEL

PULLMAN -- All of us Cougs here hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday -- but now that means there's only a couple more weeks to get your questions about the offense answered! First, though, I was reading Tyree Toomer's diary the other day (very well done) and well, I just can't hold back, I don't want CougFans being misled..

That's right, I am officially disputing Tyree's claim the DBs could beat the receivers on the hardwood!

Hey, our DBs are athletic, but there's no way they would win -- our receivers would take that battle any day! Now onto a couple questions..

SDCoug: Anything you can add about the O-line, particularly behind the starters, would be appreciated. Who's shining among the returners?
The senior guys are leading by example during workouts. The o-line works out all together at the earlier lift group and although they work out on different lifting racks designated for heavier lifting numbers, whenever I look down to their end of the weight racks, they're working hard, sweating hard and pushing themselves through the workout.

B.J. Guerra squats about half of a Mini Cooper on each end of the bar.

And Dan Spitz is getting bigger and putting on good weight. I'm excited to see what he can do for us when the pads come on.

Elliot Bosch is also working hard to pack on the pounds, and Jake Rodgers is at a good weight and working hard. And we're excited to have Gonzo (David Gonzales) healthy and ready to play.

Taylor Meighen and Rico Forbes are two guys who work hard and are great additions to the team. Coaches as well as players are excited to see those two guys in a Cougar uniform in the fall.

CougStud: From an offensive perspective, how is the special teams corps coming along?
Good question, special teams doesn't get enough recognition in the summer.

Coach U (Dave Ungerer) turned around our special teams this past year and guys are now excited to get on special teams to try and make big plays.

I can't wait to see what Kyle McCartney does this year, I love watching that guy play and he is one of the hardest workers on the team -- and he is hands down the special teams leader.

Andrew Furney, Zach Koepp and Wags (Dan Wagner) have been out on the field getting all of their work in and more and the new guys have recently joined them getting their work in. They have big shoes to fill with losing Nico Grasu, Zach Enyeart and Reid Forrest, but they've been working hard and putting the time in to put themselves in position to get the job done.

Thanks for the questions on the CF.C message boards and keep them coming!

Go Cougs!
Marshall


Cougar quarterback Marshall Lobbestael hails from Oak Harbor, where he was named the 2006 state Class 4A Player of the Year by the Associated Press and Seattle Times after leading Oak Harbor High to its first-ever state championship game. During the course of his Cougar career, he has earned a Pac-10 offensive player weekly award and has started six games while playing in 20.

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