FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2011, 7:09 A.M.

WSU set for first two-a-day


There is not much time before Washington State hits the practice field for the first of two workouts today. So we'll get right to the links. Read on.


• Washington State: We had some notes from yesterday's practice on last night's post, so we're not going to rehash that much. We also had our story from the scrimmage portion. ... We wanted to also pass along Howie Stalwick's update on Cougfan concerning Bobo Brayton's condition. Don't want to make too much of this, because as far as I can tell Brayton is OK. Really, though, any type of injury suffered by most 85-year-olds is serious, just because of their age.


• Around the Pac-12: The new NCAA APR guidelines would affect every conference, not just the Pac-12. Think about this, though. If the rules were in effect right now, Washington State would be preparing for a football season that, no matter how well the Cougars played, couldn't end in a bowl game. ...'s Ted Miller looks at crucial games for coaches on the hot seat. And yes, WSU has one. ... Washington: Jonathan Amosa made the switch to fullback just before the season. Now he may be starting. ... Just who will be starting at the two outside linebacker spots is still to be determined. ... Oregon State: Notes from Thursday's practice. ... Athletic Director Bob De Carolis is dealing with Parkinson's in his usual manner. ... Oregon: Notes from Thursday's practice. ... One player has settled on one position. ... Colorado: The Buffs are trying to decide who will punt. ... A look at the Buffs from another time zone. ... Utah: The Utes hold their first scrimmage. ... One receiver believes he's going to have a big year. ... California: The Bears lose their starting fullback to an ACL injury. ... Stanford: Though the Cardinal have to replace three starters on their offensive line, but they have two pretty darn good guys returning. ... USC: The Trojans lose a backup quarterback for a while to a thumb injury. ... UCLA: The Bruins are looking for more consistency from their receivers. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils have a kick returner who is setting a lofty goal. ... Arizona: This offensive lineman has an unusual heritage.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back after the first practice – an 8:30 start – if anything important happens, but for sure after the second one, which starts at 3:30 this afternoon. Until later ...

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