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Fri., Sept. 11, 2009, 6:47 a.m.

WSU heads to Seattle


Traveling over to Seattle today, so we'll be quick and to the point. On the link is our usual morning post. Later today, after we reach the Emerald City, we'll add our game day items and then our preview story. Read on.

• Washington State: Well, it's not a real busy day. We left our Kevin Kooyman story on the blog last night. Jim Moore featured quarterback Kevin Lopina on the PI site. Finally, here's a good opponent preview from CougCenter. ... From Hawaii – I guess I should say, from Seattle, as the Warriors are already there – we have a couple items, one on the players loving the weather, while trying to shore up their defense, and another that examines the road and what it does to the Warriors.

• Around the Pac-10: Bud Withers' of the Times takes a spin around the college football landscape, starting in Columbus. ...'s Ted Miller examines the future Pac-10 bowl arrangements, with the conference keeping six tie-ins. ... Nick Daschel sees a Pac-10 renaissance being dependant on UW and UCLA. ... Washington: There is one Idaho Vandal who will go into Husky Stadium today knowing how to win there and I'm sure you recognize the name. ... Oregon State: The Beavers used eight true freshmen in their first game. They'll see more action this week. ... Oregon: The Ducks get their first chance to start rebuilding their season. ... Cal: No Bears news today. ... Stanford: We can, however, make up for it with two Cardinal stories. Delano Howell made a lot of plays on defense against WSU. He just wasn't happy playing there at first. ... And Chris Owusu's mom had a headache after the game. So did her son. ... USC: Stafon Johnson is the quiet man among the Trojan running backs. ...UCLA: The Bruins would like nothing better than to shut the crowd up. . ... Arizona State: Today seems to be the running back's day. ... Arizona: A college football player with high blood pressure? My doctor told me it was because I was out of shape. Can't be his problem. It wasn't.


• That's it for this morning. As we said, we'll be back after we get to Seattle. Until then …

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