As we prepare for another day of spring football in typical Inland Northwest spring weather, we thought we would take a moment and tool around the Pac-10. Virtually, of course. Read on.
• Really, we're only doing this because there is so little to share with you from Pullman. We had our story – we posted it and some practice notes last night – but we can't link you to the Cougfan report because it's behind the firewall. Other than that, no news to pass on. ... But there is other football happening around the conference. Spring practice started at Oregon and Oregon State this week, with both teams looking for a starting quarterback. In Eugene, Jeremiah Masoli would be the guy, but as you all know, he's suspended. He is, however, staying at UO and serving his time. (Speaking of Oregon, a Eugene TV station reported the school wanted Tom Izzo as the next hoops coach. This story quotes an Oregon assistant AD as saying that's not right. Also, maybe Mike Bellotti won't get $2.3 million after all.) ... The Beavers list Ryan Katz as their No. 1 signal caller heading into spring, but he doesn't have a lot of experience. But they'll have to replace some starters they didn't think would need replacing. ... USC begins spring practice today, but it's not your older brother's USC team. Heck, it's not even yours from last year. ... The Huskies begin today as well, and Jerry Brewer of the Times has this fashion report. There are also a lot more notes here and here. ... ASU kicks off spring this afternoon as well, hoping to keep the defense strong.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back after today's practice. Until then ...