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Spring position battles shape up at OL, secondary

<b><i>Husain Abdullah

<b>WASHINGTON STATE'S secondary and offensive line are shaping up as the two hot spots for position battles as spring drills commence this week. The Cougs will be replacing three of four starters in the defensive backfield, while two positions on the o-line look to see heated competition amongst several challengers.

At safety, the Cougs will be short on bodies this spring. Husain Abdullah looks to earn the starting position at one spot and will be challenged by Eric Frampton and Christian Bass. Bass contributed on special teams last year but those who watched the 2003 fall camp remember how he shined in the secondary during his first days in Pullman. Frampton made a number of clutch plays in '04 and...

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