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Practice notebook: Mattingly making his mark


PULLMAN -- Andy Mattingly, a multi-purpose threat back at Spokane's Mead High, is continuing his wide-ranging run through the football landscape as a Washington State freshman. WSU special teams coach Kelly Skipper has the 6-4, 229-pound blue chipper working on every unit - kickoffs, punts, field goals and extra points. And on defense he's slotted at No. 2 strongside linebacker behind Scott Davis.

Meanwhile, JC transfer Derrell Hutsona on Wednesday put an exclamation point on his bid for playing time, and the punting team has Skipper smiling. But back to Mattingly. Widely considered the gem of the Cougars' 2006 recruiting class, he appears to have shed anyone's notions about redshirting. "He's on every special team ... he's getting a lot of work," Skipper said of Mattingly. "And we think... Recommended Stories