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DAY 5: Richmond gallops indoors, news & notes

PULLMAN--The Cougs went indoors due to the elements Thursday but there were still heated battles aplenty in the trenches -- including a battle royale between DT Josh Luapo, all 321 pounds of him, and Andrew Roxas, the first team center in Kenny Alfred's absence. Meanwhile, Marcus Richmond found paydirt, Chris Ball talks Cory Mackay, Xavier Hicks, Chima Nwachukwu, influenza news plus much more.

Josh Luapo showed a good bull rush and swim move to get the better of Andrew Roxas on consecutive plays. The fifth spring practice featured nearly 80 years of coaching experience looking on as ex-Western Washington coach Robin Ross and former UW and Cal coach Keith Gilbertson were in attendance. Also a guest at the practice, Bill Moos, an all-conference o-lineman at Washington State during his...