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WSU spring ball preview: Battles await on D

MARKUS DAWES

SPRING WORKOUTS commence on the Palouse late this week, with the Cougars looking to fill six big holes on defense by the time the proceedings end on April 14. Among the team's needs are two new starters each at cornerback and outside linebacker. Corner figures to be the most exciting position-watch on either side of the ball this spring -- and the dust there may not truly settle until late August.

WSU must replace Tyron Brackenridge and Don Turner at the corners. Seniors Brian Williams, B.T. Walker and Markus Dawes, and junior Ryan Kensok (a one-time walk on recently awarded a scholarship) will be fighting it out this spring. Courtney Williams also was expected to be in the mix but ran into academic hurdles and no longer is enrolled at WSU. Regardless of the outcome this spring, the battle...

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