PULLMAN--The Cougs for the first time this year did some light scrimmaging in Martin Stadium on…
Spring Ball: Interesting doings on defense
For all of week one, Chima Nwachukwu and Markus Dawes played corner with the first team defense while Xavier Hicks and Alfonso Jackson held down the top spots at safety. During Monday's workout, Nwachukwu, a starting corner all last season, and Jackson, a starting safety last season, traded position. The move, at this stage, is more experimental than permanent. "We're just trying to see if Alfonso can play corner and if Chima can play safety," explained WSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ball. The staff, he said, is "trying to get the best 11 out there and put them in the position where they can help the football team." The coaches want to look at film before making any final decisions. Fundamentals were the emphasis of the early portion of practice. The offense was drilled on holding onto the football while the defense practiced...
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