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SPOTLIGHT: Coug D has chip on its shoulder

SPOTLIGHT: Coug D has chip on its shoulder

PULLMAN – Texas Tech led the nation in passing six of the last eight years Mike Leach coached the Red Raiders, so it comes as no surprise that most of the focus has been on the offense as Leach prepares for his first season at the helm of Washington State. WSU defensive players say they understand why there's so much fuss about the offense, but they plan to earn a few headlines themselves.

"We know a lot of the fans and a lot of the media want to put a lot of the spotlight on the offense, but that's just feeding us," linebacker Eric Oertel said. "We're used to it. We're starting to love it. "We're starting to feel we've got a chip on our shoulders. I think that's what's really going to help us go out and win games, just playing with that chip on our shoulders. Nobody's going to...

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