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2013 Cougar Football Outlook: Defense & ST


WASHINGTON STATE'S DEFENSE in 2012 was better than a lot of people had thought headed into the season -- the front seven in particular. With nine of the starters back next season, and growing depth behind them, things are trending in a positive direction for the second campaign under defensive coordinator Mike Breske.

Notable losses: LB Travis Long, 6-4, 245; CB Daniel Simmons, 5-10, 184; S Tyree Toomer, 5-11, 200. Top returnees: DL Matthew Bock, 6-2, 252, R-SR.; S Deone Bucannon, 6-1, 192, SR.; CB Anthony Carpenter, 6-0, 190, R-SR.; LB Cyrus Coen, 6-0, 215, JR.; DE Xavier Cooper, 6-4, 298, R-SO.; NT Ioane Gauta, 6-3, 305, SR.; CB Damante Horton, 5-10, 175, SR.; S Casey Locker, 5-11, 192, R-SR.; LB Logan Mayes... Recommended Stories

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