PHOTO ESSAY: Fall Camp out on the Palouse

PULLMAN -- The vibrant color of crimson splashed across the Palouse. Eric Frampton, Alex Brink, Ian Bell, Chris Jordan, Chris Ivory, Don Turner, Markus Dawes, Anthony Houston, Derrell Hutsona, plus a cadre of others hit the ground running full speed in the Cougars' early fall practice sessions. The 16-part photo essay, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.

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Strong safety Eric Frampton goes Skywalker out on the Palouse

Ian Bell, the former corner who moves to running back this year, cuts the rug

FS Husain Abdullah hangs on to make the pick during an interception drill at the Cougs' fall camp

QB Alex Brink and RB DeMaundray Woolridge work on their timing in anticipation of the first full pads practice scheduled for Thursday

Safety Christian Bass goes up into the troposphere to make the pick during INT drills

CB Markus Dawes pilfered the first interception of the 2006 WSU camp Sunday

True freshman corner Kerry Maddox will compete with Dawes, plus a host of others, for the starting corner spot opposite Tyron Brackenridge

WR Charles Dillon goes high to come down with this Alex Brink bullet

Receiver Anthony Houston has landed in Pullman, but it wasn't long before he took off like a rocket

JC All-American running back Derrell Hutsona takes a knee, and takes in his first Cougar Football experience

Built like Zeus, RB Chris Ivory runs through drills under the watchful gaze of coach Kelly Skipper

Wide receiver Chris Jordan "finishes" looking the pigskin into his hands. The senior, slowed by injury in years past, has looked resurgent this summer and fall.

WR Greg Walker and the Cougs make sure to hydrate in the 90-plus degree heat of the Palouse

Strong-armed QB Gary Rogers spins it during Washington State's fall practice session

Quarterback Arkelon Hall goes up top for a nice gainer

Don Turner snares one during an interception drill as the Cougars' fall practice session is now well underway

This Thursday, August 10, is the date of the first-ever Night at The Village Pub in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood (3221 W. McGraw Street). Things will start at 6:30 pm. All Cougar fans are invited. We'll have a couple of special celebrity quarterback guests, a door prize or two, a hot-off-the-presses report from our reporters covering workouts in Pullman, and the flying of the legendary ESPN Game Day flag Ol' Crimson. We're also planning to show video highlights of season's past. The first 10 pitchers are on CF.C's tab, so come one, come all and let's talk up the Cougs.

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