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SPRING BALL DAY 15: The finale

MIKE LEACH

PULLMAN -- It took little time for defensive line coach Joe Salave'a to ensure that the final session of spring would be intense. With Travis Long lining up against Logan Mayes in the team's "Oklahoma" drill just minutes into practice, the former Washington Redskins defensive tackle couldn't contain his excitement. And he was just getting warmed up.

After a fierce one-on-one battle between the pair of BUCK linebackers with the entire team circled around them, Salave'a ripped off his shirt, exposing his 300-plus pound frame as he jumped up and down to show his appreciation. The surprising display of girth helped set the tone as the Cougs most assuredly avoided a post-spring game malaise. Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday also helped start a...

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