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Speed rating going way up for DBs this spring

DANIEL SIMMONS

IF WASHINGTON STATE is to make a prophet out of Paul Wulff this season -- the head man says the Cougs will be one of the most improved teams out there in 2010 -- the defense will need to become considerably faster than the 2009 vintage. Nowhere this spring should that speed differential be more apparent than in the secondary. And with that change comes an expected battle royale.

The starting corners at the end of last year's injury riddled campaign were Aire Justin (2 starts, [1 at safety]) and Terrance Hayward (5 starts). Both have more upside before they reach their potential but all indications this offseason are that they're going to have to battle this spring to turn back challengers to their starting roles. Any pre-spring discussion at corner begins with Daniel...

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