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