Tuesday mornings are never overflowing with new and notes as most every team is getting over its weekend-game hangover. Today is a little unusual as there are some things to link, so read on.
• Washington State: We took our first look at Montana State this morning. ... Christian Caple has this blog post in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News looking back at the defeat. ... We missed this yesterday, but here is a look back at the Bobcats first game. As an aside, if you think the WSU-UW rivalry is intense – and it is – then you've never been in Montana. The Grizzlies and Bobcats dislike each other so much, there are signs on each on-campus door is Bozeman that feature a picture of the UM Grizzly, with a circle around it and slash through it, and the words "No Grizzlies Allowed" underneath. ... That's about it for this morning, though I will pass on Cougfan reported yesterday another commitment for next season, WSU's 14th, defensive tackle T.J. Poloai from Burbank High near Sacramento.
• Around the Pac-10: The last few seasons the conference's defenses have been outstanding. The first game of this season, not so much ... looking back at the week that was in the Pac-10. ... The same thing here. ... Washington: The Huskies' special teams let them down against BYU, so there will be a few changes. ... Another area of concern was the offensive line. Changes might be coming there as well. ... After an unbroken string of recruiting success, UW finally lost one, as quarterback Brett Hundley committed to UCLA. ... Oregon State: The Beavers have a bye this week. ... Oregon: Register-Guard columnist George Schroeder has relatives in Tennessee. He's already there and has sampled the food, drinks and hatred for Lane Kiffin. ... Knoxville isn't a welcoming place for visiting teams. ... The Oregon d-line has a bulldog for a coach. ... Cal: Who shined for the Bears. ... Stanford: The Cardinal's grades for the week. ... USC: With a new coach and a new outlook, this isn't the same Virginia squad the Trojans played a couple years ago. ... UCLA: The first conference test of the season pits the Bruins vs. Stanford. ... Arizona State: Maybe this is why Steven Threet won the starting job. The Sun Devils' quarterback is expected to run a little bit now. ... Arizona: Now this is scheduling. First Toledo and now the Citadel, an FCS school. The Wildcats are still leery.
• That's all for this morning. There is the Pac-10 coaches call, Paul Wulff's conference call, practice and then we'll be back. Until then ...