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Wed., Sept. 9, 2009, 7:50 a.m.

Super size WSU, Pac-10 morning post


Got some time this morning? Better make some. Because the link is like that bag Mary Poppins used, you know, the one the size of small dog that she pulled a lamp and a plant and junk out of? There are so many links to be found today, you'll be checking stuff out until lunch time. Read on.

• Washington State: Let's see, where to start? Oh ya, with our story on the Kevin Norrell situation, our Pac-10 notebook and our short piece on WSU pulling out of a trip to Hawaii in 2011 (last item). We also had a bunch more notes on the blog posts from last night, just scroll down the front page to get to them. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick had his Cougar notebook in the Kitsap Sun and other papers. ... If you want a summary of Paul Wulff's radio show, check here. ... Finally, we're adding a new feature for the next two weeks: stories from this week's opponent. Hawaii is fiddling with its defense, after losing some players in the first game. Also, we're passing on this story about Kent Kafentzis because he's from the Tri-Cities and has relatives in Spokane.

• Around the Pac-10: The Times' Bud Withers shows his displeasure with Oregon's handling of the LeGarrette Blount situation. ...'s Ted Miller has a quick roundup of the Pac-10 conference call. ... Washington: The Huskies found a young go-to receiver against LSU. … The's Jim Moore skewers the UW staff. ... Oregon State: The Beavers are headed to Vegas – Vegas, baby! – but it's for a business trip. ... Oregon: The Ducks running backs are now a lot smaller. ... Cal: The 10th-ranked Bears face Eastern Washington, from just up the road in Cheney, and they are saying all the politically correct things. ... Stanford: As we saw Saturday, offensive lineman Matt Kopa is injured. He'll miss up to eight weeks with a broken foot. ... USC: Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley says he's ready for the noise when he leads the third-ranked Trojans into Ohio State. ...UCLA: An injury gives a new cornerback a chance. . ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils are raving about freshman linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Heck, even the Pac-10 defensive player of the week was talking about him. ... Arizona: Rob Gronkowski's injury opened the door for A.J. Simmons.


• That's all for this morning. As usual, we'll be back after practice, sooner if events warrant it. Until then …

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