WSU Fall Camp Day 9 Notes: Short Practice Was Crisp Stuff, Cougs Scrimmage Today

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Washington State didn’t do much that wasn’t crisp on Saturday, in their shortest practice so far of Fall camp, which lasted around 45 minutes and some change. Offense showed up, defense showed up, Mike Leach was pretty vocally impressed with one Jeremiah Laufasa for running hard (which as we know doesn’t actually happen all that often from the coach) and the team took full advantage of the short day. As we know, Leach is prone to extend things if he doesn’t like what he sees, so the fact that it lasted under an hour should be a tell of how good it actually went.

Anyways, Connor Halliday and Austin Apodaca both looked pretty sharp, but one man in particular continued his awesome camp so far to frustrate them both; Freshman corner Daquawn Brown, the “Cheetah”! This kid continues to knock away ball after ball, day after day, much to the surprise and delight of the coaching staff and his piers. Brown is taking it all in stride though:

"Everyone is surprised I am playing so well. I expect myself to play like this. I was very prepared when I came out here and it’s showing"

It would be a shock to me if he doesn’t sneak up on either Nolan Washington or Damante Horton at some point. I’d bet on Washington first, but that’s probably just personal preference over having seen any incredible difference between the two. DC Mike Breske has told reporters that Nolan and Damante have separated themselves as the top CB’s, but that was 5 or 6 days ago.

Sunday marks the final session on the middle school grass in Lewiston and the first official Scrimmage of the Fall. Just 20 days from kickoff folks! Monday should be an off-day and then back to the WSU facilities on Tuesday to continue prepping for the season.

Go Cougs!