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Five quick WSU takeaways through Day 16

PULLMAN—With only a quick walk through scheduled for Wednesday, it's a good time to review. One could reasonably expect that the Cougars are beyond the big tweaks and are now in the fine-tuning stages for the opener just eight days away. That does seem to be true of the starting defense, there aren’t as many moving parts among the stop corps. In some other phases of the game, however, stay tuned.

1.) A younger, but consistent secondary If the season started tomorrow, it looks to me like Taylor Taliulu and Darius Lemora would be the safety duo taking the field against Rutgers. Sophomore Isaac Dotson spent most of his time in Lewiston on the sideline or holding kicks, so redshirt freshman Lemora stepped in, took his reps, and showed what he can do with the first-team defense. Dotson has...

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