It's late, I know, but that's what happens when you have to catch a couple early flights to Los Angeles. Whoever scheduled both Washington State and UW in Los Angeles the same weekend probably got a little kickback from Alaska Airlines. Anyhow, we have our morning post, so read on.
• Washington State: We start, as usual, with our stuff, including our story on the next level Jared Karsetter has taken his game to and the next level he would like it to go. ... From there we want to make you aware of our interview with DeAngelo Casto. ... We also ran Bob Condotta's story on next year's Apple Cup being at Qwest Field, which makes me so happy. The press box at Husky Stadium always caused me to gag a little – I have an aversion to heights.
• Around the Pac-10: The pistol offense (should it be capitalized or not?) is catching on everywhere, but it started, like a lot of short marriages, in Reno. ... Bud Withers also has his picks and power rankings for the weekend. ... Ted Miller opens his weekly mailbag. ... He also asks did you know? ... Five Pac-10 players are up for what-used-to-be-called the Draddy Award including WSU's Chima Nwachukwu. Alex Brink won this award a few years back. ... Jon Wilner believes Stanford is built to overpower Oregon. He may be right. ... Washington: This week's opponent, the Trojans, say the sanctions are not affecting their play. ... Oregon State: More on James Rodgers and the Fiesta Bowl team. ... Oregon: A couple of nice features on members of the Duck team. ... George Schroeder looks at how Oregon marketed itself without mentioning former athletic director Bill Moos. ... Cal: The Bears have found a strong strong safety. ... Stanford: Oregon's LaMichael James wants to erase some bad memories against the Cardinal. ... USC: Matt Barkley wants to play well against UW. ... Talent is no longer the Trojans' biggest advantage. ... UCLA: If Kevin Prince doesn't play – and I'm guessing he won't – will the Bruins be able to pass? ... Arizona State: Dennis Erickson will be in town when his former OSU team is honored. ... Arizona: It's bye week and I'm not a physics fan.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back this evening with our items for tomorrow's S-R. Until then ...