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Sears dishes on Cougar safeties, corners

IT ALMOST SEEMED at times this spring the Cougs didn't have four starters and four backups in the secondary as much as they had 7-8 quality guys rotating. That might not entirely be the case, said Jody Sears. But WSU, said the co-defensive coordinator, made a pretty good-sized jump in speed and quality of play over the back-forty. And one of those DBs got Sears' vote for the play of the spring.

Sears wasn't ready to name starters, not with summer conditioning and all of fall camp to go and coming off a pair of rough seasons. But after some prodding, he did dance around the subject a little at both safety and corner. "I think at that safety spot, you're looking at Tyree Toomer, Chima Nwachukwu and LeAndre Daniels," said Sears. "Those three kids had really good springs. That second group...