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Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, 6 a.m.

Dave Emerick, Ken Bone and some links

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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.

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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.

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




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