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WSU en route to Los Angeles

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We're moving, which as George Clooney once said in a movie, is living. But it's also nice to take the time to read as many stories as possible about Washington State and college football. We've done that, now you can as well. Read on.

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• Washington State: We spent some time yesterday talking with Paul Wulff and company concerning four players who have filled in admirably, especially in the win against Colorado. That was the basis of this story. ... We covered practice quickly last night, and included some extra information about UCLA. ... The Los Angeles Times caught up with Marshall Lobbestael. ... Why passing so often against Colorado wasn't a bad thing. ... A WSU notebook from freelancer Howie Stalwick.

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• Around the Pac-12: So what don't you know about the Pac-12's games? ... Washington: Nothing in this here bye week. ... Oregon State: The Beavers actually passed 66 times in their last game. Won't happen this week. ... Oregon: When does a 43-15 victory feel a bit like a loss? When the Ducks lose the nation's best running back to a dislocated elbow (and, watching the play, it could have been even worse). ... California: The Bears couldn't handle Oregon's speed this season, especially in the second half. ... Stanford: Let your quarterback call the plays one time and now you're revolutionary? It just seems retro to me. Having him as a receiver, that's more fun. ... Colorado: The Pac-12 gantlet continues for the Buffs, with Andrew Luck up this week. ... Utah: If the Utes are going to outscore Arizona State and its Goliath quarterback, they'll have to run the ball better. ... USC: The Trojans are moving forward with their football operations building. ... UCLA: Yes, it's true. A former soccer manager will be kicking for the Bruins on Saturday night. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils' offense has traveled Miles (couldn't resist, sorry). ... Arizona: Some players run faster with the football than without it.

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• That's it for today, more than likely. This is my birthday weekend (turn double nickels tomorrow), and I'm spending the evening tonight with my sister on the anniversary of my dad's passing. We'll eat, drink and, hopefully, laugh a lot remembering the old man. If I get a chance before dinner, we'll try to get our preview items up on the blog, but don't hold your breath. If we do, we'll send out a tweet. We will be back for sure in the morning. Until then ...




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