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PULLMAN -- If repetition is the key to learning, the 2012 WSU football team may be better versed in their offensive and defensive schemes than any squad in the country. It was more of the same on Saturday as players went through drills, one-on-one battles and scrimmages in scorching 90-degree weather. Except this time they were in helmets and shoulder pads for the first time this summer.

"I thought initially we came out sluggish and then picked it up really well," WSU coach Mike Leach said after another three-hour practice. "Really good contact and tempo. Usually the first day you put shoulder pads on it's significantly less than this but our enthusiasm I've been happy with." Going through the same drills again and again has added an element of toughness to the entire team... Recommended Stories