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Sun., April 8, 2012, 6 a.m.

Some links for your Sunday


FROM PULLMAN -- It's Sunday, the sun is supposed to be shining, and the Cougars have the day off from football practice. Might head over to Moscow for a bite at the Breakfast Club to celebrate the occasion. But first, some links.


WSU practiced yesterday for the eighth time this spring, going through a 115-or-so-play scrimmage at Martin Stadium. Our story for today's newspaper focused on the strong play of the defensive line, and as usual, we had a blog post after practice summarizing the day's events. ... Bud Withers was in Pullman last week -- he became the third or fourth person recently to recommend that I dine at CD's Smoke Pit in Moscow, which I did the other day, and I suggest you do the same -- and wrote this story about defensive coordinator Mike Breske in today's Seattle Times. ... Vince linked a story about former Cougar Bennie Seltzer taking the head coaching job at Samford on Saturday, but I'll pass along this column here anyway. ... The WSU baseball team took two of three games from Seattle University this weekend, losing 5-4 on Saturday.

Elsewhere around the Pac-12 ... Some nicknames for ASU's proposed stadium renovation. ... Oregon's quarterbacks are competing every day, winning the day, ruing the day, etcetera. ... Mike Riley likes what he's seen out of Oregon State so far this spring. ... USC is working on its tailback problem. ... Great column from Bill Plaschke about Jim Mora's colorful language. Sounds familiar. ... A UCLA running back makes the switch to linebacker. Sounds familiar. The Bruins went through their first day in full pads. ... Utah's offense is progressing ahead of schedule. Sounds familiar. The Utes' quarterbacks were put in harm's way on Saturday. ... Should Colorado go to a no-huddle? ... Zach Maynard doesn't care what anyone thinks. Brendan Bigelow is working to make people think differently of his talents. ... Stanford's kicker seems to be responding to last season's Fiesta Bowl failure just fine. There's a battle defensive end down on the Farm.

As for our wildcard link ... Happy Easter, everyone.

All for now. We'll post some video of Bobby Ratliff a little later.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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