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Cougs play host to deep snapper specialist

HOW VALUED ARE long snappers? Plenty. Despite scholarship limits, college football has trended towards more specialization and one of the newer trends for schools is offering a scholie to a player who -- exclusively -- snaps the ball. Washington State had in for an official visit this weekend one such deep snapping specialist, and he had rave reviews for all things Wazzu.

Time was a coach would just grab all the tight ends and linemen and find out who could also snap. But the difference between winning and losing is often found in special teams and turnovers, and poor snaps resulting in blocks can quickly change momentum. The Cougs have offered a junior college player for this class who does not project at another position -- he's a long snapper pure and simple...