In the final part of this 8-part series I take a look at the Washington State depth chart and breakdown the positions. The Cougars are just a day away from their first game and I have already looked at running backs, defensive line, quarterbacks, linebackers, receivers, safeties, and offensive line. I now take a look at the cornerback position.
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The Cougars took a big hit with losing both of last year’s starters Damante Horton and Nolan Washington. Daquawn Brown, who started a few games last season, will still be around this year.
When talking about the corner position there are two different “spots”; the BCB or the Boundary Cornerback and the FCB or Field Cornerback. The BCB normally plays the shorter side of the field while the FCB takes the wider side of the field.
At the BCB position the Cougars will have Tracy Clark starting with newcomer Jeff Farrar backing him up. Clark has mainly played on special teams throughout his career at Washington State but has had his time at corner as he backed up Washington last season. Farrar has had an interesting story so far as he just recently joined the Cougars after leaving the Virginia football program before even starting there. After less than a month on the team and already running with the 2’s it would not be entirely surprising to see him push Clark for the starting spot.
At FCB the Cougars will have Daquawn Brown in the starting spot. Brown played a lot last season with Washington and Horton and has shown flashes of greatness including his two interceptions last season. Brown was second on the team last season with pass breakups with 5, only 1 breakup behind Washington. Backing up Brown will be Charleston White who, out of high school, was ranked the 209th best wide receiver in the country and ranked 3-stars.
The Cougars look to continue last year’s hard-hitting defense tradition against Rutgers tomorrow when they open at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington.