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Leach smokes out possibility of rule change

MIKE LEACH

PULLMAN -- Defense. It's all about defense. If someone were to tell a Cougar fan during fall camp that defense would be Washington State's biggest strength, they'd think you were nuts. But that's where it stands. That unit came out once again Wednesday night and stymied the Marquess Wilson-less offense. Also, Leach put to rest any inkling that marijuana use would now be okay within the program.

While it appears Initiative 502 will pass, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Washington State, coach Mike Leach will not move on his approach on the matter. "I don't know if it changes anything for a while because it's still against the federal law," Leach said. "It's still illegal on this team. They can do it after they play football here." Marijuana use will remain one of Leach's...

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