July 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach answers media questions during PAC-12 Media Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Washington State gains new linebacker in the form of Justin Sagote


It is always difficult to replace experienced linebackers in football and especially so when your defense is not that good to begin with. However, the Washington State Cougars now have a new addition to their team that everyone will be hoping can do just that, as well as improving the overall performance of the team’s defense. Justin Sagote is a junior college transfer who could be filling one of the empty places in the lineback position, left open when Mike Leach dismissed two returning players. Sagote has only taken part in six official WSU practices, however the team are hoping that this will not prove to be a hindrance. While the new player may be a little rusty on defense, he operates on a simply “run to the ball” policy, which should get him over the initial hump of learning more details about play.

His enthusiastic attitude and strong playing abilities are inviting confidence from fans. It seems as though he would bring his enthusiasm to any area of life, from playing the sport that he loves, to other things like card games or those found on partycasino.com . There is no doubting that the player is an all-round strong athlete and his qualities are endearing him to those in charge of his new team. Mike Leach has said that the player caught his attention during the fall camp and was one of the few that did so.

However, it is clear that Sagote will still need to work hard if he is going to make a positive difference to the Washington State Cougars. He is still new and is learning about different aspects of the game, from where to go at the snap of the ball to how exactly to be the best linebacker he can be. Hopefully he will work hard and we will be able to see the difference that he makes to the defensive line of the team.