THINGS LOOK A little different at cornerback coming out of 15 spring practices than they did headed…
Which first-year Cougs might play early?
It's a difficult question to answer – Mike Leach called the 2014 class his best ever at Washington State so the candidates would seem to be many. But the Cougs may play as few as 2-3 of them in their first year of eligibility because they don't have nearly as many holes as they did since Leach's arrival. Cornerback is, however, thin. And Marcellus Pippins arrived in January and has a leg up on the other corners arriving this month. From Day 1, two things were obvious about Pippins, he has impressive speed and tremendous leaping ability. He intercepted two passes on his first day and afterwards received high praise from defensive captain Darryl Monroe. "He's freakishly athletic, has great speed and great ability," Monroe said of Pippins. But Pippins had his ups and downs during spring like everyone else, at times struggling to keep up with WR Vince Mayle in the pattern though he wasn't alone in that department. And he didn't yet realize in the spring what it takes, (again...
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