Want to know more about the conference's quarterbacks? Today's a good day for that. Read on.
• Washington State: After yesterday's flood of Cougar news, today is relatively dry. There's my Qwest Field story (and my weekly Pac-10 picks, though those aren't really a WSU deal). ... Though this isn't football, CougFan has Daven Harmeling writing occasionally, and this piece is well worth the time. And that's it. ... From Hawaii, a story about two Washington players who will be having a homecoming of sorts. And, when you travel as much as Hawaii is the next few weeks, picking a travel squad is crucial – and tough.
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller makes his Pac-10 picks and tells us what to look for this weekend. ... Nick Daschel hs his players of the week at Buster Sports. ... Washington: If it wasn't for the University of Idaho, the Huskies would not have a coaching staff this season. ... He didn't follow in his brother's footsteps, which might be why Desmond Trufant took awhile to settle in. ... Oregon State: Talk about a roundabout way to get to Vegas, and a roundabout way to get to a win guarantee. ... Oregon: While reading the stories today around the conference, I was struck by how many of them were about quarterbacks. Here's one. ... Cal: No wonder the Bears are so good this year. It's part of the heritage. ... Stanford: This is a really big game for Stanford, though big and game are not capitalized. ... USC: Here we are. Story number two about quarterbacks. ...UCLA: Sorry, make that three quarterback stories. . ... Arizona State: Oh crud. Number four. ... Arizona: Might as well end with number five.
• That's all for this morning. As per usual, we'll return after practice. Until then …