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QB Controversy? Not at Washington State

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After throwing for 145-yards and no TDs last week, Jeff Tuel will get the start again this week against Oregon State (Photo: SWX) After throwing for 145-yards and no TDs last week, Jeff Tuel will get the start again this week against Oregon State (Photo: SWX)

If anyone is looking for a quarterback controversy on the campus at Washington State this week, look elsewhere. Not happening. Barking up the wrong tree. Read: there is no quarterback controversy.

The Cougars returned to practice on Tuesday after a disappointing 30-point home loss to Stanford last weekend. Leading the first team offense was Jeff Tuel, the young man who struggled against the Cardinal after a six-week layoff because of a collarbone injury.

Marshall Lobbestael will remain Tuel's backup, even after quarterbacking the Cougars to its three wins this season.

Now, with Tuel at the helm once again, Washington State feels ready to put its best foot forward Saturday against Oregon State.

"I feel good, I'm ready to go, and I feel excited for the reps," said Tuel at practice. "I'm a little sore form last week, it was the first time I've had live action in a long time. But the body feels good."

"He didn't really realize he was going to officially play until Wednesday and so he had missed a lot of reps on Monday and Tuesday, and so a full week should help him," said head coach Paul Wulff.

Rather than in Pullman or Corvallis, Saturday's game against the Beavers will be in Seattle at CenturyLink Field. FSN has the broadcast rights to the game.

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