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DAY FOUR: Aggressive play, short tempers

KENNY ALFRED

PULLMAN -- The Washington State Cougars practice in full pads for the first time Saturday, so they'll be tackling for the first time. Officially, anyway. Tempers flared a few times Friday during a practice that included plenty of aggressive play, particularly for players wearing only helmets and shoulder pads.

Romeo Pellum, a 5-foot-10, 179-pound cornerback, laid a shoulder into running back Marcus Richmond on one running play and absolutely de-cleated the 6-1, 205-pound Richmond -- perhaps a tad late after the whistle? Richmond bounced right up and simply trotted straight back to the huddle but later, safety Eric Block planted Richmond -- ker-PLUNK! -- to the artificial turf after a short pass...

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