August 19, 2007

2007 Fall Football Practice Report #10

It was another full-pads practice for the Cougar football team as the season opener against Wisconsin at Madison looms on the horizon - that is, until ti was called off after a short period. But CougZone talks with defensive line coach Mike Walker about his situation on the line…

Coming off of its final scrimmage of the fall, the WSU football team took the field for a wet and slippery practice in the Palouse.

However, after about ten minutes of stretching, head coach Bill Doba sent the troops home early, resulting in hoopin' and hollerin' by the players sprinting to the locker room.

Although there were no notable happenings in the short practice, CougZone was able to catch up with defensive line coach Mike Walker to give some insight on the current state of the ever-important front four.

The biggest and most experience returning lineman is defensive tackle Ropati Pitoitua. Standing at 6 feet and 8 inches, Pitoitua, who was tabbed as an All Pac-10 Second Team choice by Rivals, has moved away from his customary defensive tackle position this fall to fill the void left by Lance Broadus, who is out with a hurt shoulder. But according to Walker, the move will not be permanent.

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