The Washington State football team's defense is ready to hit someone, hard, but seeing as their first game at Auburn isn't until August 31st, they are trying real hard not to hit each other too hard for health sake.
Players, like Linebacker Darryl Monroe, have expressed how hard it is to not destroy a receiver running across the middle of the field because, in the end, it's one of his teammates. Head Coach Mike Leach recognizes that hits will happen because of the speed of the game.
"The first day was pretty wild," said Leach. "That one really almost counts as a scrimmage for 30 plays 'cause of the intensity that there was. I backed them off some today; we got a little work to do. Part of it's just learning how to practice fast and then understand you gotta' take care of your teammate too."
We will all have to wait and see how much Coach Leach is going to hold back the hitting on Sunday for the team's first scrimmage since last spring.