Lots on tap this morning


Wow. Talk about a full plate. There are so many Washington State – and Washington State opponent – items, it took forever this morning to get through them. But we did and now it's your turn. Read on.

• Washington State: Hunker down folks, because there's plenty to get to ... We'll start with our post last night, which included notes and an unedited version of this story that appeared in today's S-R. ... We then move on to John Blanchette's column on the fate of Cougar assistant operations director Mike Kramer's lawsuit against Montana State. ... From there we head back to the practice field for freelancer Howie Stalwick's report from yesterday in Cougfan. Stalwick also had this piece in the News Tribune. ... Two pieces that might get you thinking – or laughing – are out there as well, with CougCenter wondering about the fans' expectations and the WSU football blog wondering whether Paul Wulff has been lifting. ... Finally, it's on to Stillwater, Okla., where the Cowboys have installed a new offense which relies on the running backs to catch passes. The new offensive coordinator, Dana Holgorsen, was at Houston last year and that offense was one of the most potent in the nation.


• Around the Pac-10: The most enlightening piece out there today is Jon Wilner's College Hotline post, delving into the per-school payouts coming from the conference. This is going to be a big deal over the next couple months as the Pac-10 tries to decide how to divide the Pac-12 in football. A more equitable revenue-sharing plan – currently everything is divided 50/50 except TV – would make it more palatable for the Northwest schools to be in their own division. Without a better solution, everyone will want to play the LA schools. ...'s Ted Miller rates the conference's punters. It may be the deepest position in the Pac-10. ... Washington: D'Andre Goodwin hopes to return to his 2008 form. ... The safety position is well-manned. At least one is. The other is up for grabs. ... A look at day three. ... Oregon State: A former Duck hopes to make an impression as a Beaver. ... There is stiff competition at the receiver spot in camp. ... Oregon: The Ducks always seem to feature a top tight end. ... A position change allows two youngsters to shine. ... Cal and Stanford: Toby who? The Cardinal are Andrew Luck's team and the sophomore is up to the task. ... USC: More bad news in LA. The Trojans suspend running back Dillon Baxter and a couple players are hurt. ... UCLA: The turf on the Bruins' practice field is being blamed for a rash of injuries. ... Arizona State: Another offensive lineman calls it quits due to injuries. ... Arizona: It's a different Nick Foles this year for the Cats.


• That's it for this morning. There is one full-pad practice today at 2 p.m., then two-a-days start tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.. We'll be back after today's practice with a summary of the day's events and our story. Until then ...

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