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Leach: D scheme one-dimensional, poor tackles

PULLMAN—The Cougars’ minds are in the right place after the season opening loss, Connor Halliday said on Saturday. The fifth-year senior quarterback the real issues are the tangible things on the field that need improvement. Halliday and others also had a pointed message for some fans who felt the need to vent following the loss. Meanwhile, Mike Leach says the Cougar D needs a more dynamic scheme.

The physical mistakes were obvious on defense for the Cougs on Thursday night, starting with the plethora of missed tackles that allowed Rutgers to pile up the rushing yards. Leach, said the cornerbacks were also inconsistent and that the inexperience at safety showed itself at times. He also said the defensive scheme wasn’t varied enough. “I think we were one-dimensional scheme-wise, and I...

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