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FROM PULLMAN -- Anyone ever seen the South Park episode where Kyle's dad buys a Prius and moves the family to San Francisco? Hilarious. That has absolutely nothing to do with any of our morning links, though. So read on for information on WSU's football coach salaries, our usual Pac-12 roundup and some more inane references to unrelated subjects.

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We put together a story for today's paper with details about the salaries of Mike Leach's assistant coaches, and you can read that here. We also had a short rail item concerning Faisal Aden's Pac-12 Player of the Week award. And since it's Tuesday, there will be plenty more to pass along later after Ken Bone's conference calls. ... Howie Stalwick addresses the migration of talented players out of the Pac-12 in the lead item of his column in the Kitsap Sun. ... Former WSU d-line coach Todd Howard had a chat with the San Jose Mercury News. Howard has replaced Tosh Lupoi as the d-line coach at Cal. ... The Cougars picked  up a pair of football commits yesterday -- both of them JUCO players, both of them linemen, but one an offensive guard and one a defensive tackle. ... Looks like Ken Griffey Jr.'s kid won't be coming to Pullman. Trey Griffey, who had an offer  from WSU, reportedly committed to Arizona last night.

Around the Pac-12: Not a lot of basketball news out there, but here's what we found. ... Arizona will host ESPN's GameDay crew on Saturday against Washington. ... Utah made some 3-pointers against ASU last week, but can the Utes keep it up? The Deseret News takes a look at Jason Washburn's frustrating season. ... Colorado will continue to be a difficult place to claim a road win. A freshman they call "Ski" gives the Buffs a lift. ... The Buffaloes are putting together a football recruiting class full of defensive linemen. ... C.J. Wilcox won't practice for Washington this week. ... Some positive injury news for UCLA's Travis Wear. ... Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens didn't sleep much this weekend. Wonder why?

That's all we can find around the conference, though there should be plenty more after coaches conduct their media sessions today. As usual, we'll be back. Oh, and one more thing -- in Wednesday's paper, we're debuting a weekly series of profiles on each of WSU's football assistants. First up is Dave Emerick, followed by Jeff Choate next week.

All for now.

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




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