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FROM PULLMAN — Today is Day 5 of a 10-day stretch during which Washington State will practice each day. Then they have a day off and a whole bunch of practices after that. We'll be at all of them, as we were yesterday. Links resulted. Read on.

DAY 5 FORECAST — High: 92 degrees, 32 percent humidity (

I assume everyone reading this has already picked up the morning newspaper and read our story on the stronger, more physical Marquess Wilson, but just in case you missed it, here's a link. Did you know Wilson is only 19 years old? Outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons said Wilson had to remind him of that the other day. … We also have our usual notes and observations from practice posted on the blog. … This link isn't about the WSU football team per se, but it's worth your time to read. It concerns the health of former Cougar and Detroit Lions receiver Gail Cogdill.

Around the Pac-12 … Arizona is trying to install a team-first mantra. … Arizona State has a true freshman running back who could see the field this season. … This Colorado lineman's friends call him “Two Face.” … Utah's quarterback is finding some confidence. … Five questions for Oregon and Oregon State as each begins camp. … Bob Condotta calls Keith Price Washington's best player. … California's first day of practice was “a great day,” according to Jeff Tedford. … UCLA's offensive line is trying to be more physical. … USC is gearing up for a run at the national championship. … Stanford has a Barry Sanders in its backfield this season.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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