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2008 COUGAR FOOTBALL OUTLOOK: The Defense

GREG TRENT

IN THE COUGAR SECONDARY, three of four starters return in '08. All the starting linebackers, plus Jason Stripling, are expected back. Aside from who the coordinator will be in place of Bill Doba, the most pressing question on defense next season is up front. And the answer -- on paper, anyway -- could be worrisome.

Still, there exists reason for optimism as you look to the 2008 Washington State defense, and much of that stems from the secondary and linebackers. Returning starters: CB Devin Giles, CB Chima Nwachukwu, S Alfonso Jackson*, (S Xavier Hicks) Starters graduating: FS Husain Abdullah Ready to emerge?: Eric Block, Deon Ford, Tyron Justin, Romeo Pellum At safety, starter Alfonso Jackson returns, as...

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