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Wazzu suspends leading receiver

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A rough (to be kind) start to Mike Leach‘s coaching tenure has taken yet another downward turn.

Rumors surfaced overnight that Marquess Wilson had walked out of a conditioning workout Sunday, with the speculation being that he had subsequently quit the team.

It’s unclear whether that is or will be the case, but there is one certainty: the wide receiver has been indefinitely suspended by Leach. ┬áThe school confirmed the punitive measure Monday, although no specific reason was given for the suspension.

If the suspension lingers, or Wilson indeed quits the team, it would be a significant blow to a Wazzu team that can ill afford it.  The 6-4, 190-pound junior leads the team in receptions (52), receiving yards (813) and receiving touchdowns (five).

The two-win Cougars, losers of six straight, will face No. 17 UCLA in Pullman Saturday night.

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5 Responses to “Wazzu suspends leading receiver”
  1. afirst916 says: Nov 5, 2012 3:16 PM

    Surprising to hear, Wilson is a phenomenal receiver and has been one of the bright points of that squad which has been an embarrassment. I’d hate to see his draft stock take a hit because his coach is an ass.

  2. udub says: Nov 5, 2012 3:54 PM

    His draft stock would take a hit because he is a quitter, not that his coach is an ass.

    NFL coaches aren’t day care providers. If he can’t handle a coach change, and the way Leach runs things compared to Wulff NFL GMs aren’t going to excuse that by saying ‘Well, its ok he walked away. Leach is tougher and more demanding than Wulff.’

  3. askbri says: Nov 5, 2012 6:16 PM

    Leach is a moron. Nice hire.

  4. pedagoguish says: Nov 5, 2012 10:27 PM

    Leach has proven success as a coach. He has a frankness that some think is refreshing, others think is over the top. His receiver has shown what he is–a quitter. If he can’t put up with a few weeks of tough times during the football season, he won’t succeed in other aspects of life either. If I was an NFL coach, I would never consider putting his walkout-on-my-teammates attitude on my team. Bad choice, Wilson.

  5. Bretterson says: Nov 6, 2012 2:52 PM

    Wilson was hardly a bright spot this year. He has many key drops and now walked out of practice. I don’t understand blaming Leach here, at all.

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