With David Gonzales out for the season with a fractured forearm, Washington State head coach Paul Wulff made some changes to the offensive line ahead of this weekend’s game against Stanford. After tinkering with the line early in the week, Wulff settled on a grouping and will keep it the same for Saturday’s game. True freshman John Fullington will have to grow up on the fly, protecting quarterback Jeff Tuel’s blindside at left tackle.
The Spokesman-Reviews Vince Grippi noted the changes in his report from Pullman tonight.
As for Wednesday, the offensive line we relayed yesterday, with John Fullington at left tackle and Micah Hannam on the right side, with all the inside guys the same, will be the starting group Saturday, Wulff confirmed.
Fullington impressed in camp and earned a spot in the rotation, even starting last weekend in place of injured Micah Hannam. The freshman has struggled at times while adjust to the speed of the college game, but will play a vital role against the physical Cardinal front seven. One mistake and it could spell serious trouble for Tuel and the Cougars.