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This offseason a harbinger of things to come?

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN, says David Lang, Washington State's Director of Strength and Conditioning. Right here and now, this offseason, out on the Palouse. And Lang, who has been at Washington State since 1998, has witnessed it only twice before.

The first time was in football, prior to the 2001-2003 run of three straight 10-win seasons and final Top 10 poll rankings. The second was in basketball, leading up to the Cougs' two straight NCAA Tourney appearances via No. 3 and No. 4 seedings in 2007 and 2008. Those teams of yesteryear were built from (and inspired by) a younger base. And that, says Lang, is what's happening right now with...

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