April 4, 2007

Pullman Practice Report - Day Nine

A day after practicing in freezing and snowy weather, the WSU football team was greeted with a sunny afternoon in the Palouse for Tuesday's practice.

Early in the practice, quarterbacks coach Timm Rosenbach and wide receiver Finas Rabb III threw large red balls at the quarterbacks in the pocket, a drill to help the signal callers when under pressure.

Later on in the scrimmage, this drill proved to be well-timed for the team.

In 11-on-11 drills, the defense played phenomenally, forcing the quarterbacks to roll out of the pocket and make ill-advised throws.

Despite two would-be touchdown throws from Gary Rogers to Brandon Gibson, the defense, for the most part, stopped the offense from making anything happen.

Among the highlights on defense included defensive tackle Bryan Tarkington leveling wide receiver Michael Bumpus, linebacker Cory Evans swatting a ball intending for tight end Ben Woodard and Ryan Kensok swatting a ball intended for the 10 inches taller Rabb. Tuesday's practice was Kensok's first of the week.

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