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DAY 14: Cougs come back strong

GREG TRENT

PULLMAN -- The Cougars displayed fresh legs and renewed enthusiasm Tuesday morning, when light rain helped bring cooler temperatures after a day off. Probable starters like running back Dwight Tardy, wide receiver Michael Willis and cornerback Alfonso Jackson saw action after shaking off injuries. Paul Wulff also brought in a Cougar great to speak to the players following the session.

Injuries, suffocating heat and the sheer drudgery of daily practices had taken a toll on Washington State. The Cougars had practiced 17 times over 13 days headed into Tuesday's morning session, not counting split squad pactices. Monday proved to be the perfect remedy. "Everyone needed the day off," coach Paul Wulff said. "That day off did a lot for our minds and bodies," defensive tackle Fevaea...

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