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A big week begins for WSU

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So far this morning two groups of geese have flown over, honking loudly as they head south. Must be Washington State fans en route to San Diego already. Anything to get out of the heat, right? Read on.

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• Washington State: We woke up early today so we thought we would put together our post before we headed to anything else. So this is what you get. ... We have our story from this morning's S-R with Paul Wulff looking back on the UNLV win and what it means for the Cougars. It was a big week for the Wulff family. ... The changing face of the WSU defense is examined by CougCenter's Brian Floyd. FYI, I signed up at the CougCenter site for Jeff Nusser's weekly email on WSU athletics. I'm glad I did. ... San Diego State has learned how to win. It showed last weekend.

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• Around the Pac-12: ESPN.com's Ted Miller has his bowl predictions and after week two, WSU is listed. Though I'm not sure Albuquerque in December would be much of a reward for a good season. ... Bud Withers looks back at the conference's week. ... One voter's AP ballot. And another, from a source a little closer to us. ... And here's one no vote on Pac-12 expansion. ... Washington State is also making news in the Bay Area. ... Washington: Playing one team three times in a calendar year is kind of odd. . ... Oregon State: With the Beavers headed into a bye week, coach Mike Riley is re-examining the two-quarterback system. ... Oregon: Though the Ducks routed Nevada, coach Chip Kelly believes they can play better. Though who would know this week, as they host Missouri State of the FCS. ... California: Nothing today. ... Stanford: Grading the Cardinal's win at Duke. ... Colorado: The Buffaloes' running game hasn't taken them anywhere yet, except maybe over an 0-2 cliff. ... Utah: The Utes have no time to mourn their loss to USC. BYU is up this week. ... USC: The sports books in Las Vegas aren't real happy with the Pac-12 right now. ... UCLA: With Texas coming to the Rose Bowl this Saturday, expect the Bruins to either play better or get blown out. ... Arizona State: An injured Sun Devil speaks about Friday night's win. ... Arizona: The Wildcats are trying to figure out who they are with Stanford visiting Saturday.

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• That's all for this morning. We'll be back after the Cougars' late-night practice tonight. Until then ...




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