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Practice Report: Cougs walk the line

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PULLMAN -- The sun was out across the Palouse on Wednesday, but the brightest forecast emanated from WSU's d-line. The unit, much improved from '05 and gaining momentum, was bolstered by last week's return of Fevaea'i Ahmu, following a stress fracture in his foot. His return, coupled with the development of several youngsters, has Mike Walker beaming, though he cautions USC poses an immense test.

"We are getting better every day," Walker said. "I've been waiting to get this depth." The 6-1, 289-pound Ahmu, who started all 11 games last season as a true freshman in place of Ropati Pitoitua, was slated for the starting line up again after beating out two-year starter Aaron Johnson for the tackle spot opposite the now-healthy Pitoitua. But then he injured his foot -- the same foot that...

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