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JEFF TUEL

PAUL WULFF SAID the decision to start Jeff Tuel does not mean staff is trying to 'anoint' anyone while injuries mean another new face starting at guard on the o-line. And what does Josh Luapo's season-ending knee injury mean to the rotation on the defensive line? News and notes galore coming out of Pullman today and headed into the practice week.

When a coach speaks about protecting an athlete, he usually is referring to the younger player. But during his Tuesday afternoon news conference, WSU coach Paul Wulff said the part of the rationale for starting true freshman Jeff Tuel at quarterback on Saturday at Oregon was to protect sophomore Marshall Lobbestael. "With the health of our offensive line, he (Tuel) may give us the best shot to...

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