We got a little sidetracked this morning listening to a couple of sports podcasts. Hard to believe what can be said on the radio in Passaic, New Jersey can be heard in Pullman, Washington ... or Cairo, Egypt for that matter. And so can whatever is written. Strange world we live in. Read on.
• Washington State: Though I don't think anything linked here will be read in Cairo (maybe not Pullman either), here's what we've got. ... Our story on freshman walk-on Jared Byers, who has filled a hole at fullback for the Cougars recently. ... Also, we have our Pac-10 picks. ... And that's it for items out of the Cougar camp this morning. If you want more notes, check out this post.
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller has his picks for the weekend and things to watch. ... Buster Sports Nick Daschel says Autzen Stadium has nothing on old Husky Stadium for noise. ... The Pac-10 has a bunch of freshmen running around like lost chickens. They're not looking for Humanities 101, they're carrying the football. ... Washington: With a lack of depth comes a lack of excellent special teams play. ... Oregon State: The secondary will get tested once again. ... Oregon: If you read just one link today, make it this George Schroeder column. ... California: Oregon boy moves to California, grows beard. Big deal. Bill Walton did it the other way years ago. ... Stanford: Sorry, nothing. ... USC: The offense has to get going, and it won't be easy this week. ...UCLA: The injury bug visits Westwood again. ... Arizona State: More changes for the Sun Devils at quarterback. ... Arizona: The Wildcats add another weapon to their offense, as if the Pac-10 leaders needed any more against Washington State.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back after practice with notes. Until then …