TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011, 8:59 A.M.

Football season ends with a whimper


Well, that wasn't as good as everyone thought it would be. The Oregon/Auburn showdown was instead a slowdown, with one key replay call making more difference than the two Heisman finalists. But it's basketball season and we have more on that, so read on.


• Washington State: We'll have more this afternoon after Ken Bone's press conference and practice, but for now we have a nice look at the week ahead from Nick Daschel for Cougfan. ... Other than that, not much, though we had our news yesterday about the five new football players for the semester.


• Around the Pac-10: So Isaiah Thomas was the Pac-10 player of the week, though that news was overshadowed a bit by this piece of information. ... Though Thomas was in the POY, Terrence Ross is turning heads. ... Oregon opens the Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday vs. USC. ... Ben Howland is still looking for a way to defeat Kevin O'Neill's USC teams. ... Back to football, in one man's humble opinion, Stanford would have beaten both of last night's teams. ... The one thing that really stood at to me? The grass field was awful, not just bad or slow, but awful. Both teams had kids hurt because of it and players from both teams were slipping all game. ... We'll end this morning's post with the biggest news of the day concerning the littlest player. Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers is entering the NFL draft. Wow.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back this afternoon with a WSU basketball update. Until then ...

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