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Call this Turmoil Wednesday

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FROM PULLMAN — Yes, turmoil. Not for Washington State. But for a couple other teams around the conference — particularly UCLA — Tuesday's news isn't great. Regardless, we pass it along after the jump.


We'll start you off with our WSU content, as usual. We continue our series of profiles on the Cougars' assistant football coaches with today's look at outside linebackers coach Paul Volero. We also summarized Ken Bone's press conference in this blog post. Much of Bone's presser focused on WSU's postseason chances — the CBI, more specifically — and that will be the focus of our story that will run in Thursday's paper. Spoke with athletic director Bill Moos about it all yesterday. He said that WSU has already submitted paperwork to the CBI to indicate interest, though obviously that's about all that means at this point. Moos did say that if WSU is chosen to participare, it would want to host. You can read more on that topic in tomorrow's paper. … UCLA needs a new plan to defend Brock Motum. … The attorney representing Texas Tech in its legal battle with Mike Leach has been working pro bono the whole time. … Bud Withers writes more about the Patrick Simon decision. … Howie Stalwick has a note about DaVonte Lacy. … Clarence Williams, a running back for the Cougars from 1962-64, is one of 76 players on this year's ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Now for the bad news … It was discovered that Sports Illustrated published a lengthy expose this morning about drug use within the UCLA basketball program. I have my own thoughts on the matter, but I'll let you all make your own judgments for now. Here's some video of Ben Howland acknowledging the report on Tuesday night. … One more piece of bad news, this one of the slap-on-the-wrist variety: Craig Robinson was reprimanded by the Pac-12 for criticizing officials after his team's loss Sunday to Oregon. … Speaking of the Ducks, they have a crucial showdown with Colorado this week. … Sean Miller can still make his free throws. … Despite their poor record, Utah is overachieving as the season nears its end. … Devon Collier practiced for the Beavers. Ahmad Starks is snapping out of a slump. … Steve Kelly says Washington is finding a new way to win. … The Huskies are in control of the Pac-12 title race. … Withers wonders if the Pac-12's reputation as a power conference might help it get four teams in the NCAA field. … USC is excited for next year. … A former Cal quarterback threw a paper airplane quite a ways. … Stanford would much prefer if it could defeat California when the two teams meet each other on the basketball court this week. … Colorado coach Tad Boyle is making quite the first impression on the Pac-12.

All for now. An icy drive to the airport precedes two flights and a final destination of Los Angeles. Until we blog again …

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple


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