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Sharing WSU news on a Wednesday


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Literally got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and hit my knee on the way out to the kitchen. Not a good way to start the day. But the morning got immeasurably better when I started to travel around the web looking for stories. It's always nice to find something to share. Read on.
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• Washington State: There is some interesting items related to the Cougars, a few of which can even be found in our Pac-10 notebook for the week. ... We also had our notes last night following practice, which included a look at the rebuilt offensive line with John Fullington at left tackle and Micah Hannam back at the right. ... Christian Caple had a story today on WSU's walk-on program, much of which you can read here. One thing I would like to add. It's really hard for a school to give a walk-on a scholarship after his freshman year because unless you wait at least two years, the scholarship counts against your limit of 25 initials each season. In other words, if Walk-On A does well as a freshman and you want to reward him, then you can only sign 24 players the next season. ... And don't miss this summation of coach Paul Wulff's radio show from last night. ...

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• Around the Pac-10: We'll find out at least most of the details tomorrow morning, but San Jose's Jon Wilner takes one last look at the possibilities for the Pac-12. ... Bud Withers has his Pac-10 notebook. ... Washington: While the Cougars will have a true freshman starting at left tackle, the Huskies have it a bit easier. Their true freshman is starting at defensive end. ... Oregon State: The bye week workouts are serving an important purpose. ... Oregon: George Schroeder points out, rightly, the Ducks could go undefeated the rest of the way and still not be in the BCS championship game. Such things have happened before. ... The younger Matthews brother finally has what his older brothers had a long time ago, a No. 1 ranking. ... When the Ducks host UCLA tomorrow night, this freshman will be on the field somewhere. ... Cal: Kevin Riley plays, coach Jeff Tedford said, because he is the Bears best quarterback. ... Some more from Tedford. ... Stanford: Jim Harbaugh wants the Cardinal to get their fair share. ... USC: Thanks to a bye, the Trojans are already working on getting ready for Oregon. ... UCLA: Even if Kevin Prince doesn't play, and it doesn't look as if he will, the Bruins say they are ready for No. 1 Oregon. ... Arizona State: If Utah and Colorado are in the same football division with ASU and Arizona, it will be a little bit of the past repeating itself for those schools. ... Arizona: Matt Scott has big shoes to fill this weekend.

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• That's it for this morning. We'll back after football practice this afternoon. Until then ...




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Vince Grippi
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