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WSU ready to start practice


Woke up this morning to the smell of smoke wafting off the Palouse. The wind was blowing about 30 miles per hour, so the smoke could have originated south of Asotin for all I know, but the aroma of burning fields made me long for football, as the seasons coincide around here. With only a little more than 24 hours to the start of Washington State football practice, the desire will be fulfilled soon. Until then, read on.


• We relayed what Paul Wulff had to say in his press conference yesterday here. If you want to watch him answer phoned in questions – and I mean that literally not metaphorically – you can here. … The two Oklahoma State football players who are in trouble with the law attended practice yesterday. My guess is after two hours they were a little tired – and probably swearing to never drink or fight again. … The Associated Press did a quick summary of all the Pac-10 football teams. … In money news – we seem to have a lot more of that lately – the University of Washington has picked a company to oversee the $250 million renovation of Husky Stadium. Meanwhile, a little further south, the University of Oregon revealed its new student athlete academic center cost $41.7 million. That’s quite a bit more than my first house. … Lane Kiffin may have to answer questions about his short stint at Tennessee. And those questions will be coming from NCAA folks. … Back to the field. Oregon State is dealing with being one of the Pac-10 favorites. … Arizona is looking for a few good men to play receiver. … Cornerback has gone from a position of weakness to one of strength at ASU – all in a couple days.


• That’s all for now. We’ll be back if events warrant today. Until then …

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