Every Wednesday morning is like this. A day with so many stories to read, the eyes start hurting before 8 a.m. Today is no different. More crowded, actually, with the news yesterday afternoon Colorado was able to play a $6.863 million get out of jail card. We have it all, so read on.
• Washington State: There are even some things to read related to the Cougars, including my Pac-10 notebook which led with USC's season thus far. ... The Moscow-Pullman Daily News' Christian Caple has a story on the Trojans' travails posted on his blog, which is why I can link it. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick adds a WSU notebook in the News Tribune and other papers. ... The WSU Football Blog recaps Paul Wulff's radio show. ...
• Around the Pac-10: We'll let Ted Miller of ESPN.com relay the big news from yesterday, the information about Colorado coming into the conference next year. That means all the decisions about alignment and money better get done soon, as in next month. The athletic directors meet the first week and whatever they decide can be finalized when the presidents and CEOs meet at the end of the month. ... OSU athletic director Bob De Carolis shares a lot of what's going on in the discussions. ... Back to on-field items, Miller has his stock report. ... Jon Wilner in San Jose does some bowl math. ... A look at the Pac-10 this week. ... Washington: After his poor performance against Nebraska, Jake Locker takes the bullet and moves on. ... Oregon State: The blue field earned the Beavers some ink, but will it help them play better? ... The balanced nature of the Boise State offense worries Mike Riley. ... Oregon: The family ties between the schools is explored today from both sides. Here's the Oregon view, courtesy of the Register-Guard. ... Both UO and ASU take pride in their special teams. ... The Sun Devil linebackers have Oregon's attention. ... John Canzano looks back at the coaches that got OSU and UO going. ... Cal: Standout linebacker Mike Mohamed is still battling a toe injury. ... Stanford: Wide receiver Ryan Whalen may be injured, but no one is talking. ... USC: Who will be the featured tailback this week? ... The quarterback will be Matt Barkley, but his two interceptions last week were noticed. ... As any WSU fan can tell you, a lack of depth really shows up in special teams. But number problems, that's new. ... UCLA: The Bruins can't let their pistol go off in the holster this week at Texas. ... Arizona State: Now the ASU side of the family thing. ... Arizona: This Wildcat wide receiver hits the right notes off the field.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back after practice tonight with notes and our story. Until then ...