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Offense vs. Defense Go at Each Other in Full Pads

<b>JONNY HARLINE</b>

Like two rival junkyard pit bulls chained just beyond the other's reach, chomping at the bit to tear at each other, the BYU offense vs. defense's first full-pads closed practice battle Saturday afternoon was a temporary no-holds-barred affair.

As might be expected after the physical nature of this week's "non-contact" drills, it was hard-hitting and tempers flew in the heat of battle, even after whistles blew. Opposing units were aggressive with the type of intensity that might be more appropriately directed at opposing teams rather than at teammates. After a few rounds of tempered skirmishes, head coach Gary Crowton had seen enough...

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