Scout Premium Content

SPRING PREVIEW: D-line better, but younger

DAN SPITZ has since added 16 pounds

THERE IS NO such thing as "key" position battles with spring drills licking off tomorrow according to the Cougar coaches. Instead, they say, there will be competition at every single spot. The defensive line is no exception, says Wazzu co-defensive coordinator Jody Sears. The Cougars, says Sears, will be better up front -- but they will also be considerably younger.

But while Washington State on the defensive line figures to be improved over the 2008 vintage, they also figure to be young and that presents it's own set of unique challenges -- namely, consistency. "I think we'll be better (but) I think we'll be younger," said Sears. "We've got some youth there. We do have some junior college transfers, that will be interesting to see how they fit into...

Cougfan.com Recommended Stories


  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • PULLMAN — Arizona is throwing a lot more and running considerably less compared to last season but WSU linebackers coach Ken Wilson said after practice Wednesday the Cougars must respect the No. 15…

  • PULLMAN -- Mike Leach was asked after practice about the fast pace of Arizona's offense and what challenges, substitution and otherwise, that could present for Washington State on Saturday, (Pac-12…

  • The Thursday night showdown between the Broncos and Chargers at Mile High Stadium (sponsorship withstanding) could see passing yardage a half mile long. Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers are at the top…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner recommends a handful of players who should ride the pine. It may be because of a bad matchup, lost playing time, a nagging injury or an overwhelming…