Four little-used players leave the Cougars program
Blair Bomber, a receiver from Lynden, reportedly headed to Eastern Washington
PULLMAN — Blair Bomber, a receiver from Lynden, was one of four players who have not seen any game action this season to leave the Washington State football program this week.
Bomber missed all of the 2011 season with a knee injury. The 5-foot-8, 166-pound redshirt sophomore is reportedly planning to transfer to Eastern Washington.
Also leaving the program in Pullman were safety Matthew Simmons, a 5-11 redshirt sophomore from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; safety Tyrone Duckett, a 5-11 redshirt sophomore from Alameda, Calif.; and cornerback Spencer Waseem, a 5-9 redshirt freshman from Apopka, Fla.
Two weeks ago, two other Cougars left the program, and since Mike Leach has taken over the program there have been 17 scholarship players to leave the team for one reason or another.
Leach said that's somewhat typical when a new coach comes in to take over a program.
"There's always a certain amount of that," Leach told the Spokane Spokesman-Review on Wednesday. "And we're going to raise the bar around here and folks that don't fit in with that, we don't expect to have around, and there'll probably be more than that."
Asked about Bomber, Leach said: "We wish him the very best, and I know he really likes football, but he also wants to go somewhere he can get on the field and play so we wish him the best."
In practice Wednesday, Leach liked what he saw from his offense.
"Offensively, we had real good tempo," he said. "Defense, we left a little to be desired. Yesterday offense was awful, among the worst I've seen in 20 years. ... The offense bounced around good today. Defense I think needs to pick it up. I think they were too satisfied and too complacent than yesterday."