It doesn’t look as though there will be any dramatics tonight at the Rose Bowl from Jeff Tuel, the Washington State quarterback who has been out since the season opener with a broken clavicle.
A WSU spokesman said he had talked with Cougar trainer Bill Drake at about 6:30 p.m. and Tuel had not been cleared to play. He had practiced all week after X-rays Sunday showed his collarbone was healing properly.
Tuel warmed up in pre-game drills and was noticeably tucking his left arm (the side of the break) as he delivered passes.
Marshall Lobbestael, who has started all four games for the 3-1 Cougars, will again open against UCLA, and unless some late decision is forthcoming on Tuel, the backup will be Connor Halliday, the redshirt freshman from Spokane.