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Looking back at Pac-12 media day


We have all our coverage of the Pac-12 media day, the best of the rest from around the conference, a couple of other Washington State links and another reason to fear Twitter. All that – and maybe more – on the link, so read on.


• Washington State: The other night I sent out a tweet concerning Reid Forrest's deal with the Buffalo Bills. Later, I realized I had made a mistake in it, so I sent out another one, clarifying the first one. One of my colleagues (who shall remain nameless) sent me a direct message asking why I didn't correct the big mistake, mainly calling him Caleb Forrest, not Reid. Instant panic. Could I have messed that up? Yes I could have, but I didn't. A quick check showed I got the first name right. But the fear of screwing up something like that, and not being able to correct it, lives deep in the old subconscious, gnawing at the innards. Which is why I was glad to hear I only referred to the Pac-10 once yesterday in tweets. I can deal with once. Seven, eight times, now that would keep me up at night. ... Enough of that. On to the links. ... We talked with Jared Karstetter yesterday for this piece from the Pac-12 media day and we also added this notebook. Of course, there is a lot more, including our post from last night. ... Bud Withers has this in the Seattle Times. ... CougCenter and Cougfan had coverage as well. ... Paul Wulff is on another hot seat.


• Around the Pac-12: The coaches' media tour continues on the East Coast today and tomorrow, and that will be thoroughly covered by's Ted Miller. He has that and tons of coverage on yesterday's happenings here. ... Withers delves into the health of the new-look conference. ... The new rules come under scrutiny. ... Larry Scott had a lot to say. ... What does the future hold for the conference? ... Washington: The Huskies were picked to finish third in the North by the media. ... The Times' Bob Condotta has more on his blog. ... Todd Milles summarizes the goings on for the News Tribune. ... Oregon State: The Beavers have some huge questions to answer, though nothing like their brethren down I-5. ... Oregon: OK, so the Ducks supplied the most drama, thanks to the Willie Lyles fiasco. That was the case despite the school's best effort to tap down the fire prior to yesterday's event, though that's probably not the best strategy. ... Colorado: Guess who is really happy to be in the Pac-12? ... Utah: Guess who is ready to prove they belong in the Pac-12? ... California: Confidence reigns in Berkeley, even though the Bears won't play there this season. ... Stanford: Andrew Luck displayed a mountain-man beard yesterday, something usually more at home at the Big Sky media day. ... USC: Lane Kiffin just seemed to want to talk and talk and talk. ... UCLA: Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel was one of the few attendees to actually make news, announcing freshman quarterback Brett Hundley will have knee surgery. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils are not going to take any chances with running back Deantre Lewis, who is coming off a gun shot wound. ... Arizona: Though the Wildcats were picked low again, there is good news.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back over the next couple weeks when events warrant. Football practice starts officially on Sunday, Aug. 7. Until later ...

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