Cougars concentrate on speed and timing

PULLMAN, WA - When any sports team starts winning together, they will often credit that to being on the same page, having good chemistry, and finding the proper rhythm or tempo.

The Washington State Cougars football team has certainly found their tempo, as has been apparent in their evolution since spring ball. Head Coach Mike Leach has been happy with how his team has clicked since coming back to practice last week. Players have not only gotten bigger and stronger, but have spent hours at a time working with each other on play recognition, speed, and timing. One player Leach commends for his tempo is one that is fighting to be the starting quarterback.

"Connor in particular has led the charge on it," said Leach. "Connor just personality wise is a faster person. Everything he does is fast.")

"Tempo was rolling pretty well, that's kinda' been the biggest thing, so spring we kinda' got everything down pat with throwing hot and getting the calls in and so we've kinda' rolled from that into getting the tempo going," said WSU Cougars Quarterback Connor Halliday.

Halliday is locked in a quarterback battle with redshirt freshman Austin Apodaca and no timeline has been set on when Leach will announce the starter. The Cougs will practice every day this week up until their second scrimmage of the fall on Friday afternoon.