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We're somewhere over northern Oregon at the moment, cruising toward Seattle as we wind down our media day coverage. Let's try to wrap up some of it here before this airplane begins its descent and they make me put away my laptop.


Ah, we were too late, so the rest of this is being written in the comfort of a recliner after a bit of a whirlwind 36 hours.

First, here are our stories for tomorrow's newspaper, the first focusing on Mike Leach's popularity down there on Tuesday, the second providing some more notes around the conference, as well as some announcements about the Pac-12 Networks' programming you may find interesting. And here's our blog post with tidbits from most of the group interview sessions.

Also, here's the full transcription, as provided by ASAP Sports, from Washington State's session on the stage this afternoon.

Washington State

Here's the video of WSU's podium session, for you visual learners out there:

We also have links for you. Several of them. We'll start with those related to WSU, such as this story in the Deseret News focusing on Leach's BYU connection. Leach made some comments to Yahoo! about the Penn State situation. CBSSports.com writes a bit about Leach's off-the-wall comments during the group session. … Washington — and you're not going to believe this — thinks it can do better than its predicted third-place finish in the Pac-12 North. Ryan Divish, still recovering from the two double-doubles he consumed in one sitting at In 'N Out Burger on Monday, has a little bit of everything in this story in the Kitsap Sun, as well as a UW notebook. … Some notes from the LA Times, leading with Leach. That newspaper also has stories about UCLA and USC, as well as this column taking a look at the new coaching landscape in the conference (also leading with Leach). The Orange County Register has its share of USC and UCLA coverage, too. … Arizona State coach Todd Graham is one of the new kids on the block. … Arizona shrugged at its ranking in the preseason media poll. … All kinds of stuff on California and Stanford from the San Jose Mercury News. The Cardinal will have Shayne Skov available for practices. Cal's star receiver is coming back from injury, too. … Plenty of tidbits from around the conference over on ESPN's Pac-12 blog. … Utah is happy with its second-place predicted finish, and eager to give this whole Pac-12 thing another go. … Colorado still has a football team, and it also competes in the Pac-12. … A big, long story about Oregon and a big, long story about Oregon State. … A roundup of the Pac-12 coaches' comments on Penn State.

WSU also released a post-spring depth chart on Tuesday, which reads as follows (starters in bold):

OFFENSE

X-WR Marquess Wilson

Dominique Williams

Y-WR Andrei Lintz

Bobby Ratliff

LT John Fullington

Gunnar Eklund

LG Wade Jacobson

Dan Spitz

C Matt Goetz

Elliot Bosch

Taylor Meighen

RG Dan Spitz

Jake Rodgers

RT Rico Forbes

Gunnar Eklund

H-WR Bennett Bontemps

Gino Simone

Blair Bomber

Z-WR Kristoff Williams

Isiah Myers

Drew Loftus

QB Jeff Tuel

Connor Halliday

David Gilbertson

RB Rickey Galvin

or Carl Winston

Teondray Caldwell

BH Max Hersey

DEFENSE

RT Xavier Cooper

Lenard Williams

NT Kalafitoni Pole

Anthony Laurenzi

LT Anthony Laurenzi

Steven Hoffart

BUCK Travis Long

Logan Mayes

SAM Eric Oertel

Cyrus Coen

MIKE Darryl Monroe

Darren Markle

WILL Chester Su'a

Jared Byers

Tana Pritchard

CB Daniel Simmons

Tracy Clark

SS Deone Bucannon

Anthony Carpenter

FS Tyree Toomer

or Casey Locker

CB Damante Horton

Nolan Washington

SPECIALISTS

P Michael Bowlin

PK Andrew Furney

KO Michael Bowlin

LOS Zach Koepp

or Alex Den Bleyker

H David Gilbertson

PR Leon Brooks

or Rickey Galvin

or Rahmel Dockery

KOR Rahmel Dockery

Rickey Galvin

All for now.

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


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