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Washington State dismisses special teams coach

October 6, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has dismissed special teams coordinator Eric Russell after Saturday’s 60-59 loss to California in which the Cougars gave up back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns.

The Cougars also missed a potential game-winning 19-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game.

The previous week at Utah, the Cougars gave up another special teams touchdown on a punt return.

Leach said during his press conference Monday that Russell’s duties will be divided up among the other assistants.

Russell came to Washington State from Tennessee in 2012.

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