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DAY 13 PART I: O sputters; Taliulu emerges

Andrew Furney

PULLMAN -- The Cougars' offensive and defensive units seemed to have a much different response to their post-breakfast practice Wednesday. While the defense was fired up and disruptive -- they repeatedly knocked down passes -- the offense could not develop any rhythm. Running backs and quarterbacks alike could not hang onto the ball on countless plays during skeleton drills.

Just as all appeared lost for the offense, the coffee kicked in, and signal-callers and route runners dominated the second half of the day. Quarterback once again the hot topic of the day, which started at 9:15 a.m., at Rogers Field. Neither quarterback staked their claim for the job on Thursday, but we'd have to give the nod to senior Jeff Tuel, as the senior threw a crisp ball for most of the...

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