The forecast for this weekend seems to get a little worse each day. If not worse, than colder. The chance of snow or a cold rain Friday? Sixty percent. Saturday, only 20 percent, but a high of 33. Of course, that could all change, even over the course of the day today. But for now, it could be chilly on the field Saturday. Read on.
• Washington State: The Cougars received one signed basketball letter of intent yesterday and expect another one today. All the Inland Northwest LOIs are covered in this piece. ... On the football front, we had this story on the bond between quarterback and receiver and our comedy choice for the day, our Pac-10 picks. We also had practice notes on this post. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick has a letter-of-intent story in the Kitsap Sun and other papers. ...
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller tells us what to watch this weekend. Me, I'm watching UCLA and WSU. It's my job. ... Who is the Pac-10's best defensive player? Paul Wulff would pick UCLA's Brian Price, I'm sure. At least this week. ... Washington: The Huskies have a go-to receiver. His name is Jermaine Kearse. He's a little surprised himself. ... Oregon State found a tight end gem in Orting. Yes, Orting. That's in Washington if you didn't know. ... Oregon State: The biggest improvement this year for the Beavers has been at offensive line. ... Oregon: The Ducks' offense wants to start faster. ... California: This Bear isn't playing it safe, despite the position title. ... Stanford: It's time to remember the upset for the ages. Or was it the upset of the century? Whatever. ... USC: Trojans' third-down woes have caught Pete Carroll's eye. ...UCLA: The weather is on the Bruins' minds. ... They will start a bigger back this week. ... Arizona State: Freshman Brock Osweiler will get his first start this week. It's at Oregon. Starting a freshman quarterback there didn't work too well for the Cougars, if you recall. ... Arizona: How's this for irony? The Wildcats are worried about the Wildcat.
• That's it for this morning. We'll be back after football practice with news and notes. Until then …