FROM PULLMAN — It's crunch time. And I'm not just talking about the cheesy gordita crunch I ordered at Taco Bell last night. OK, I am. Mmm. Taco Bell. Anyway, keep reading for more words.
It was a busy day on the Palouse yesterday. WSU released its first official depth chart of the season, which we detailed here. We also posted some game notes on the blog. Also, there was practice. Also, we wrote this story about Mike Leach and his BYU memories for the newspaper. Also, there was basketball news, with Que Johnson being ruled only a partial qualifier this season. … Bud Withers has a column focusing on WSU's offensive line. Howie Stalwick writes about Leach's loose mood during his last press conference. Stalwick also has a BYU scouting report. … Brian Floyd writes some words about the WSU depth chart. … Dennis Simmons spoke with 1280 The Zone in Utah yesterday. …An interesting story about a couple BYU players with Washington ties. … Leach is mentioned in this USA Today story about the Pac-12's new coaches. … Ted Miller slates WSU for the New Mexico Bowl. Stewart Mandel calls the Cougars a bowl team, also, but headed to a more desirable destination. … BYU: The other Cougars will rotate centers for now. Riley Nelson has quite the standard to meet as a senior quarterback at BYU.
Around the Pac-12 … Arizona released its depth chart, too, and it is also … say it with me … fluid. … An Arizona State running back is ready to finally get on the field. … Here are some notes from Stanford. … Plenty of good stuff on California from the San Jose Mercury News. … A nice feature on an Oregon safety from Adam Jude. The Ducks aren't sure what to expect from Arkansas State. … There's some doubt as to whether Oregon State's Week 1 opponent is going to make it into town. More Beavers notes. … Washington is hoping for a fast start this season. … Colorado is getting ready for Colorado State's running game. Utah's defensive line might be one of the best in the country. … A big crowd is expected for USC's season opener. … Matt Barkley's giant face is now on a billboard in the middle of UCLA territory.