PHOTO ESSAY: Cougs go full pads

PULLMAN -- Cougar football players put on the pads Saturday for the first time this spring, triggering the nonstop work of the CF.C camera shutter. Here's an exclusive, 22-shot crimson and gray pictorial, presented in vibrant, living Technicolor ...

Safety Husain Abdullah and receiver Michael Bumpus vie for a deep ball

Hoss Dan Rowlands mans the line

Kevin Kooyman and Brady Emmons run through spring drills

Brandon Gibson was the Cougs' leading yardage receiver in 2006

Bill Doba surveys the crimson troops

WR Greg Walker looks in the pass

Wide receiver Jared Bjerkestrand with an over the shoulder grab

RB Kevin McCall runs to daylight

Starting QB Alex Brink works on his touch during the first full pad practice of the spring

Running back Marcus Richmond takes the handoff from QB Cole Morgan

Safety Cornorris Atkins works against wide receiver Randy Johnson

Running back Chris Ivory running through drills

Benny Ward was eventually able to corral this bullet from Brink

Desmond Murff looks to work off the block of Chase Bosley

WR Matt Sledge works to beat the double team

Linebackers Brady Emmons, Andy Mattingly and Andrew Kreutz

WR Anthony Houston leans forward to make the catch

QB Gary Rogers goes up top

Wide receiver Chase Courchaine with the reception

WR Randy Johnson stretches out for the reception

Offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller works hands-on with his receiver corps

Scott Selby gathers one in

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