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DAY 9 PART I - Notebook: Marks goes nuclear

GABE MARKS

PULLMAN -- The Cougs performed at a much higher level Friday, much to the pleasure of head man Mike Leach. The defensive backs were having a hard time staying with Rickey Galvin, more NFL scouts were in attendance, as was one of the Cougs' verbal commits. And although just a few days into his collegiate career at WSU, it's clear that receiver Gabriel Marks is really, really good.

When asked whether Marks has the ability to start for the Cougs as a true freshman, Mike Leach didn't beat around the bush. Marks may start for this team. "Yeah, he's played really well," Leach said. "He's had more work than a lot of guys and hasn't really fatigued much. He's a skill level ahead of some of the guys we already have." Sophomore quarterback Connor Halliday couldn't concur...

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