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DAY 4: Hot tempers boil over for Cougs

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LEWISTON -- Hot tempers made for a lively practice Monday afternoon for Washington State. Cougar players were involved in a number of scrums, shoving matches and profanity-laced screaming sessions. The WSU coaches got into the spirit of things, mixing in compliments for good plays with critiques that occasionally included more than a few words your mom never allowed at the dinner table.

It's all typical of preseason college football practice, of course, and Mike Leach and his players said they were pleased with the intensity. "Really intense," Leach said. "It's a good first step. You need that level of intensity. The next step beyond that is to increase the intensity, but control your emotions." The Cougars, abiding by NCAA rules, don't put on full pads until tomorrow's fifth...

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