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Monday morning WSU, Pac-10 links


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No, I'm not taking today as a holiday. But after getting in last night after midnight, drinking too much coffee on the plane and rediscovering how comfortable the Stearns and Foster is, I overslept big time. But we're awake now and have our usual, albeit late, morning post, Call it the mid-morning Labor Day post. Read on.
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• Washington State: Not as much stuff today, but we did put up some notes last night from coach Paul Wulff's press conference, along with our story. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick had this piece on that, emphasizing the positive words Wulff had about freshman John Fullington. ... Stalwick also had this opinion piece in the Kitsap Sun. ... From Bozeman, home of Saturday's opponent, Montana State, there is this story from the Chronicle on the Bobcats' win.

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• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller tells us what we learned from the first week and what's ahead. ... Bud Withers looks back at the long opening weekend. ... Jon Wilner's thoughts on the weekend. ... Washington: Some more notes about Saturday from Bob Condotta. ... Oregon State: The Beavers play a game, have a bye. That's fine by them. ... Oregon: No bye for the Ducks. One of America's largest and loudest stadiums awaits. ... They will have LaMichael James back. ... Cal and Stanford: The Bears' grades for the week. ... USC: Coach Lane Kiffin is showing patience with the defense. ... UCLA: Bad tackling, and a lack of depth, seem to be a concern a lot of places. ... Arizona State: One last look at Portland State game. ... Arizona: The Wildcats may have had the best first game of any conference school.

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• That's all for this morning. The Cougars return to the practice field tonight and we'll be there. Notes will follow. Until then ...




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