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DARREN MARKLE had a good day

PULLMAN - The first full practice of the week, and therefore featuring the first contact drills, was full of action with big hits being laid. Safety Casey Locker hauled in one of the best interceptions in recent memory. Senior safety Chima Nwachukwu returned albeit with no full contact. The same couldn't be said unfortunately of a linebacker, and he wasn't injured. All that and lots more..

The Cougars were shuffling bodies around the defense Tuesday with just about every position seeing more than one guy seeing action running with the 1's. Those who missed a second straight day included CB Aire Justin (hip), CB Anthony Carpenter (hamstring), and LB Eric Oertel (hamstring). On the defensive line, DE's Travis Long and Kevin Kooyman have been the starters all season but on Tuesday...

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