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Cougar receivers have promise, lack catchy nickname

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PULLMAN, wash. - The Cougars may have their most talented group of receivers ever. They definitely have the talent. They're just missing one thing: a catchy nickname.

When Jason Hill announced he was coming back for his senior year, the Cougars knew they'd have a special receiving corps with Hill, Junior standout Michael Bumpus, a healthy senior in Chris Jordan and talented sophomore Brandon Gibson. But in Pullman any talk of receiving corps starts and ends with the "Fab Five" from the '97 Rose Bowl team.

"You hear a lot about the Fab 5 around here, especially with Coach Levenseller," said Hill.

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"We're trying to make a name for ourselves.  We're confident in each other, and our quarterback, and we're going to try to make it happen."

"Alex has matured, I've matured, Gibson's getting better everyday and J-Hill is amazing, said Bumpus.  "So, I mean, you've got all the pieces, just put it together and we'll be good."

The "Fab Five" combined for over 200 catches, nearly 3,600 yards and 31 touchdowns. But this year's "Fantastic Four" comes in with some impressive career numbers of their own.

"I think there's like 232 catches, something like 3,600 yards coming into camp," said Head Coach Bill Doba. "So that's all good, but that's all last year, and the year before that. It's what they do this year that counts."

You can bet the numbers will be there. The only thing this "Fearsome Foursome" is missing is a catchy nickname.

"Man, I'm a say, uh, Deep Threats. I don't know," said Bumpus.  "Deep Threat Squad, something. I'm sure the fans will come up with something better than I can think of right now."