Washington State returned to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, working out in helmets and shoulder pads under the sun on Rogers Field.
The Cougars continued to work through all aspects of the game, offense, defense and special teams. The first segment of practice saw the wideouts focus on getting rid of the defensive back while getting off the line of scrimmage. On the other field, the linebackers and running backs squared off in a blocking drill, simulating a blitz while the running back stepped up to pick up the blitz.
Following a 7-vs.-7 drill, the Cougs worked through a special teams segment that focused on kickoff coverage and kickoff return. Horton closed out the 7-vs.-7 segment with a one-handed pick, holding on to the ball with his right hand while battling a wideout along the sideline. Nice play by the all-conference corner.
WSU then capped the day with a team segment. Cornerback Daniel Simmons made a nice pick on the sideline, dragging his feet as he fell out of the bounds to register the INT. Horton later picked up his second pick of the day after Deone Bucannon broke up a pass and Horton corralled the tipped ball for the INT.
The offense received a couple nice catches by Marquess Wilson who went high up to snatch the ball away from a DB in traffic. Jeff Tuel later connected with newcomer Drew Loftus for a long touchdown pass.
The Cougars continue spring drills Thursday at 3:10 p.m.
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