This is an interesting week in the Pac-10, with four teams having byes, including the two highest ranked ones. But there is some news for a Tuesday morning, so read on.
• UPDATE: There is a story in SI this week detailing the career of agent Josh Luchs. Why does that matter here? Luchs alleges he gave money to a lot of the first Rose Bowl team in the late ‘90s, including a bunch of money to Ryan Leaf. You can read the story and make up your own mind.
• Washington State: We had some notes last night after practice, including Paul Wulff’s thoughts on these arrests. … We also have our first look at the Arizona game. … Our Jim Meehan caught up with former WSU volleyball great Sarah Silvernail. … Cougfan has another interview with Bill Moos in which he talks some more about his plan for a football-only facility. … ESPN.com’s Ted Miller is doing his midseason evaluations of each conference team. Here is Washington State’s.
• Around the Pac-10: The Los Angeles schools are having a rough time. … The Rose Bowl is going to receive a $152 million makeover. … Washington: Jake Locker won’t use his illness as an excuse for his or the Huskies poor play last week. … UW is entering its most important stretch of the season. … D’Andre Goodwin is having an excellent season. … Oregon State: James Rodgers will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. … Oregon: Some notes headed into the Ducks’ bye week. … Cal: Nothing today. … Stanford: Grading the win over USC. … USC: There is a sea change underway for the Trojans when it comes to recruiting specialists. … UCLA: The Bruins may lose three starters for the Oregon game next week. … Arizona State: Nothing today. …. Arizona: The Wildcats haven’t been on the road since the season opener, Sept. 3, at Toledo.
• That’s all for this morning. We’ll be back later today after Paul Wulff’s press conference and practice. Until then …