Good Wednesday morning. We’re in that part of the year where there is still football news – including some from Washington State – as we transition into basketball season. We have both on the link, along with a thank you, so read on.
• Washington State: Let’s start with football. Paul Wulff was on the Ian Furness show in Seattle yesterday and talked about his job security. You can listen to the interview here. … We also had our Pac-10 notebook, looking at the dearth of offense last week. … WSU assistant director of football operations Mike Kramer is expected to be named Idaho State head football coach any time now. Kramer was the head coach at Eastern Washington, when Paul Wulff was an assistant, and Montana State. The Bengals open their season next year in Pullman. … Now we can transition to the thank you I owe you folks. I appreciate to feedback to my question from last night. To those of you who follow on Twitter, thanks. To those of you who aren’t, I would encourage you to start, as we are transitioning toward using that social network more, especially during basketball season. We are vinceg55. … Speaking of basketball, we have our game story and some notes we posted last night. … CougCenter has its usual in-depth statistical analysis. … We also are trying something new, embedding the WSU video from the game here instead of linking it.
• Around the Pac-10: So, in this conference you can be right and wrong at the same time. Dennis Erickson found that out yesterday. … ESPN.com’s Ted Miller also has the a look at the entire conference all-academic team. … Bud Withers delves into the bowl picture. … Washington: Mark Emmert gave UW a present before the former president left to head up the NCAA: He gave Scott Woodward a five-year contract. … Oregon State: Jacquizz Ridgers had something to say on Facebook as the Beavers get ready for USC. … Mike Riley was a little defensive yesterday. As in he defended his team. … Oregon: Wow. This topic sure has a long life. I’ll say it again. Until there is legislation to stop it, teams will continue to do it. … Cal: There is one week a year where you can find stories in the local newspapers about Cal and Stanford every day. This is it. Big Game week. There is a story on Shane Vereen and one on Brock Mansion. … Stanford: On this side, there is speculation about Andrew Luck’s future and another feature. … USC: Marc Tyler re-emerged last week against Arizona. … UCLA: The Bruins are trying to get ready for Seattle weather. We’re talking about rain, of course. … Arizona State: Brock Osweiler is getting more reps with the first time this week. … We’re only linking one basketball story because most of the other games were pretty easy victories. That was not the case for ASU. … Arizona: The Wildcats have a bye.
• That’s all for this morning. Over the next couple days, we’ll be on here intermittently, at least until football practice resumes on Friday. Until then …