FROM PULLMAN — Washington State won't be on the practice field this afternoon for the first time since beginning camp. But we're on the blog again to pass along some links from yesterday's scrimmage, as well as our usual stroll around the Pac-12. Read on.
Our story for today's paper focused on the strong play of Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday — as well as the Cougar receivers — in yesterday's scrimmage. We recapped practice on the blog, as usual. Howie Stalwick wrote this story for the Kitsap Sun. The Denver Post has a short preview of the beginning of the Mike Leach era in Pullman.
Around the Pac-12 (and BYU) … Washington's Deontae Cooper vows that his third ACL tear won't keep him from playing football. … Arizona's offense appears to be ahead of its defense. … Arizona State coach Todd Graham has a decision to make at quarterback. … Oregon somehow figured out how to practice even faster. … Oregon State's linebackers coach is making an early difference. … Utah might have a quarterback suited for the Wildcat offense. A Utes linebacker is ready to shake things up. … California's receivers coach is starting to feel at home in the Bay Area. … It's a 3-man race for Stanford's quarterback job. … Matt Barkley and Twitter. … Can UCLA finally keep a quarterback healthy? … Colorado may be young, but the Buffaloes still have leaders. … BYU's offensive linemen are slimming down.
All for now.