Wednesday, March 25, 2009
WSU spring notes: Pellum suspended indefinitely
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Starting cornerback Romeo Pellum was fourth on the Washington State's spring depth chart, which was released today, but there's a reason for that.
He's been suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules, coach Paul Wulff said during a teleconference Wednesday.
Pellum ranked third on the team with 65 tackles last year. He also recorded two interceptions.
Other notes as the Cougars start spring drills Thursday.
A number of players will be out or limited due to injury. Center Kenny Alfred will not participate as he recovers from hip surgery. Also limited: QB Marshall Lobbestael
(knee), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), RB Chantz Staden
(knee), DL Jessy Sanchez (shoulder), LB Myron Beck (back), LB Hallston Higgins (shoulder), OL Micah Hamman (shoulder), OL Brian Danaher (shoulder) and OL Tyson Pencer (shoulder).
Wulff said receiver Daniel Blackledge
, running back Marcus Richmond
, offensive lineman B.J. Guerra, safety Xavier Hicks and linebacker Andy Mattingly had good off-seasons in the weight room.
The Cougs appear much bigger based on their newly listed weights. Wulff said that was due to an improved training table and workout program. "We've done it the right way," he said.
On the move of Mattingly back to linebacker from DE: "I think he's going to be a little bit more in his comfort zone than at end."
As for his feelings going into spring practices, he said, "We have much higher expectations... We truly feel we are all on the same page now."