WSU football team not distracted by Wilson departure

WSU football team not distracted by Wilson departure »Play Video
Jeff Tuel.
PULLMAN, WA - The Cougars are back to practice Tuesday and they're not allowing the controversy surrounding Marquess Wilson to get in their way.

A pending investigation from both the school and the Pac-12 is not slowing them down as they get set to take on Arizona state this weekend. Both schools are under the direction of new head coaches but Arizona state is still in the running for a bowl appearance. The Sundevils put up good numbers in their loss to UCLA, proving they're a force to be reckoned with. With that being said, the Cougs are making sure they stay focused and move forward without former star wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

"I don't think it's much of a distraction," said outside lineman Elliot Bosch. "To me it's like he made a decision to be a part of this team and he went his separate way and that's fine."

"You hear about it after-wards you say, "oh, what'd it say, oh, who do we got this week?" said quarterback Jeff Tuel. "I mean it's not, we're not worrying about it so it's not a distraction for myself and this football team."

Arizona state is at the 500-mark for the season. Having lost their last four games, heading into this weekend they're looking for a win over the 2-8 Cougs. The last time these two teams met, WSU came out on top with a record-breaking performance from quarter back Connor Halliday.