The Washington State Cougars are just nine days away from their kickoff with Rutgers and over the past couple days newly signed Jeff Farrar and former running back Teondray Caldwell have been added to the defensive secondary.
Sunday marked the first day that Caldwell suited up in a white jersey to play with the safeties, the coaches hoping he will be able to make an immediate impact with his athleticism. Apparently he has been in several defensive meetings with defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Mike Breske and the prevailing thought is that this will be a seamless transition for him. If it is, the Cougars will gain some valuable depth and likely contributions on the back end.
While Caldwell has been running with the 2’s (shadowing Isaac Dotson) in practice the past couple days, Farrar finally got to lace ‘em up Monday as well. To get some film and figure out where he might fit in, the coaches added him to the second-team unit yesterday, opposite Charleston White. Breske was fairly impressed with Farrar’s efforts and abilities, saying the true freshman did some “quality things” for his first day.
Personally I expect Farrar to be right in the mix by week 3, but Breske said Monday that it’s too early just yet to tell if he’ll be ready to make an impact or not this season. Sophomore Daquawn Brown and redshirt senior Tracy Clark have been manning the starting positions thus far, but Farrar probably brings more natural athleticism to the table than Clark does. It will be an interesting development in the coming weeks.