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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