FROM PULLMAN — It's just about time to hop on a plane for Phoenix, but before we do, we have plenty of stories — both WSU-related and from around the conference — to guide you to. Read on for many words about sports.
As noted yesterday, Wednesday marked the beginning of our once-weekly series of profiles on WSU's assistant football coaches. First up was chief of staff Dave Emerick. Next week will be linebackers coach Jeff Choate. … Here's a link to our blog post yesterday summarizing Ken Bone's press conferences. … Fox Sports Arizona takes a look at Faisal Aden. We had a short note here about Aden's second player of the week award. … A pair of former assistants under Paul Wulff have reportedly found jobs elsewhere. … The Cougars lost out on a recruiting battle for a Bellevue linemen, one that had a bizarre plot twist along the way.
Around the Pac-12: Colorado's coach said Arizona is “kind of scary,” especially with Kevin Parrom working his way back into the lineup. The Wildcats have been defending well. … The Arizona Daily Star takes a look at key players who are no longer playing in the Pac-12 this season. … Kareem Storey is finding his stride for Utah. … Some notes on Colorado and the Pac-12 from the Daily Camera. … USC receiver Robert Woods should be fine to participate in spring drills after undergoing ankle surgery. … Stanford is gettting much production out of its six-man sophomore class, but a couple of them are struggling. … The Stanford football team received some good news about a player returning to school next season. … Washington's newest basketball player reminds some of an old star. … Oregon's recruiting class shouldn't be hurt too badly by Chip Kelly's NFL flirtation, though it could affect future classes. … Andy Glockner doesn't have much love for the Pac-12 in his bubble watch, but says several teams still have a shot to make the tournament.
As usual, we'll be back when events merit.