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THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011, 7:10 A.M.

Thursday morning with a WSU flavor


Let's see. Where do we go today, besides a Paul Wulff press conference and to football practice, of course? Well, there's always that seat in front of the computer in the apartment. Seems like a good spot right now. Read on.


• Washington State: Thanks for the discussion concerning the CenturyLink game. The most important aspect to me is not the travel or the East/West split, but the idea lots of folks, quite possibly including Bill Moos, are holding the head coach to a certain number of wins before he receives the stamp on another year. Shouldn't that coach be given the best chance to win games? And is CenturyLink really more of home-field advantage against Oregon State than Martin Stadium? Just wondering. ... Moving on to today's stories, we have a feature on Carl Winston, named by Paul Wulff has one of his offensive MVPs during the first half of the season, and our Pac-12 picks – and yes, I picked the Cougars to win big. Just another in a long series of hunches this season. ... The Seattle Times held a live chat with Ryan Leaf yesterday. ... C.J. Mizell has no regrets about his hit on Jacquizz Rodgers last year.


• Around the Pac-12: San Jose's Jon Wilner rates the schedules and the conference teams....'s Ted Miller makes his picks for the week. ... Washington: With Stanford on the horizon for this weekend, the Huskies can at least say they have had a great first half. ... Oregon State: The Beavers are fighting through a rash of injuries – especially at running back – and are looking to the future with their offensive line. ... Oregon: Darron Thomas believes he'll play this week, but he's going to avoid as many hits as possible. ... California: Keenan Allen is playing like he should be at, say, Alabama. His brother, the quarterback, can't say that. ... Stanford: The Cardinal know they have to contain Keith Price. ... Colorado: Quarterback Tyler Hansen talks about the Buff's problems. ... Utah: The Utes have a defensive end they can lean on. ... USC: For the first time in two decades, there is a night game in South Bend. ... UCLA: Someone call Ripley's. If the Bruins win, they are in first place. ... Arizona State: A bye week. ... Arizona: The Wildcats are back in the national spotlight for something other than Mike Stoops histrionics.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back after the Cougars finish practice tonight. Until then ...

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