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For Sturdy and Ball, decisions paying off

TODD STURDY

PULLMAN – Todd Sturdy and Chris Ball earned their college degrees more than two decades ago, but some Washington State football fans are convinced that Sturdy and Ball have suddenly become a whole lot smarter.

Such is the fate of an offensive coordinator (Todd Sturdy) and defensive coordinator (Chris Ball) when their team starts 3-1 after three seasons filled with losses. WSU's defenses ranked among the nation's worst from 2008-10, and Ball says it was only natural to occasionally have doubts about some of his coaching and recruiting decisions. "In these types of situations, you always question...

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