FROM PULLMAN -- You step away for one day, and Mike Leach decides to let his offense have it. Read on as we catch you up to speed this morning from the Palouse.
As noted above, we'll hold our weekly live chat today at 1 p.m. ... And as noted in this practice report from Cougfan.com, Leach held some of his offensive players after practice on Tuesday, putting several of them through a rigorous workout in the sand pit before making them throw a bunch more passes. Will be interesting to see how the team responds today when it practices again at 3:30 p.m., its last practice before a two-day break. Something tells me they might come out with a little more pep. ... As usual on Wednesdays, we had our weekly Pac-12 notebook, this one taking a look at the Cal-Stanford rivarly being played this weekend.
Around the Pac-12 ... Arizona sees areas in which it can improve in the season's second half. ... Arizona State won't slow down for Oregon. ... A cool story here about Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor. ... And California will be trying to stop Taylor this weekend. ... A Washington linebacker will see his brother on the field this week against Arizona. A Huskies cornerback played well in his first start. ... USC is getting creative this week in preparing for Colorado. ... Oregon State is worried about a letdown this week against Utah. The Beavers believe they can do big things. ... Oregon is facing its toughest test yet this weekend. ... UCLA's offensive line is getting needed rest this week. ... Matt Barkley sleeps sometimes.
Check back at 1 p.m. for our chat.