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Bucannon not thrilled by news

David Bucannon admitted that he was not thrilled when Washington State hired Mike Leach this week mainly because the Cougars' commit was so sad to see former coach Paul Wulff get fired.
"I'm not really happy about it because I really liked coach Wulff," Bucannon said.
"I'm not really happy that he left. I think he should have gotten at least another year or two. How do you expect him to build a program in only a few years? It's not going to happen. It would take a miracle worker. He was building from the foundation up. I think it was getting turned around."
Bucannon, a three-star safety from Vacaville (Calif.) Vanden, committed to Washington State in late April and said even though he was disappointed by the Wulff news that he hasn't considered de-committing yet.
"I'm still staying with my commitment," Bucannon said. "I'm not going to de-commit. It was my word so I'm going to stick with it."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect said he would consider looking around a little bit if assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/safeties coach Chris Ball isn't retained since Bucannon had the best relationship with Ball out of anyone on the staff.
Bucannon said his main concern if Ball is let go too is that he wouldn't know anyone on the coaching staff and it would force him to at least consider other options.
"It was a good relationship with coach Wulff," Bucannon said. "I had more of a relationship with coach Ball. Besides coach Ball, coach Wulff was the only coach I really talked to up at WSU.
"I'm going to keep my mind open. You never know how a coach is going to be especially if you've never met him before."
Bucannon's brother, Deone, plays safety at Washington State. He said the Cougars started recruiting him during his sophomore year of high school.
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