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COPY-Washington St prepares to play BYU on Thursday

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - New Washington State coach Mike Leach declined to reveal Tuesday whether veteran Jeff Tuel or sophomore Connor Halliday will start Thursday night's season opener at BYU.

The depth chart for the game lists either Tuel or Halliday starting.

Leach said last Saturday that if the game were to be played that day, Tuel would start. Tuel also took the majority of reps with the first team during training camp.

Tuel threw for 2,780 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore, the one season he stayed healthy. He missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. Halliday did well as his replacement until a lacerated liver ended his season.

Leach won't be rotating both quarterbacks.

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