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Leach sticks by Falk as Cougs starting quarterback

Mike Leach hasn’t hesitated to shuffle the deck this season when starting quarterback Luke Falk isn’t moving the Cougars offense effectively or efficiently. Twice now, the Washington State coach has gone to the bullpen for relief, replacing Falk with backup Tyler Hilinski – most recently in the second quarter of Saturday’s 58-37 loss to Arizona, when it was all the Cougars could do to cross midfield.

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Falk on the run was sort of WSU’s plan

Luke Falk, who normally stays close to the pocket, tried a different tack last week and wound up with 56 gross rushing yards in Washington State’s 24-0 over Colorado. WSU coach Mike Leach was OK with that, but still wishes the line blocked better.

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WSU’s Taylor has beat some long odds

The undersized but strikingly fast Robert Taylor – who has overcome a difficult upbringing that included his father’s addiction to cocaine – personifies the “Speed D” mentality that often sets the tone for the Cougars.

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