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Sharp QBs, tough defense and a freshman stud

PULLMAN — While the NFL played Monday Night Football, the Cougs took to the field to focus on special teams, a tough defense and skelly. Additionally, head coach Mike Leach and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a had nothing but good things to say about a freshman lineman who never played a snap of defense until he arrived in Pullman.

On Sunday, Leach named off a few of the players who had caught his eye on Thursday Nights. The list was long, but one specific mention was freshman defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder from Pago Pago, American Samoa, has had an excellent few weeks on the gridiron. Leach, Salave'a, defensive coordinator Mike Breske and linebackers coach Ken Wilson have all mentioned...

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