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OL, Morton look to beat double A gap blitz

THE TOP JOB THIS SPRING on offense is clear, to get the o-line squared away. Cougar fans received good news this offseason when Steve Morton was named the assistant coach in charge of the unit -- he brings with him a wealth of o-line coaching experience. In particular, he's adept at countering the one thing that hurt WSU most last season.

That would be the Double A Gap Blitz. Two linebackers blitz, or threaten to blitz, lining up on the center's right and left shoulders. The Cougs couldn't stop it last year, and so opponents just kept on running it. But Morton has been effectively battling that particular defensive wrinkle for decades, along with all manner of other defensive schemes. He does have a big challenge in front of...