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Linking to Vegas


FROM PULLMAN -- Listen, here's the thing -- if you can't spot the sucker in your first half-hour at the table, you are the sucker. But there are no suckers in our morning links. Read on.


(FYI, there's no sound until about the 4:03 mark in the Monroe video)

OK, yeah, I quoted the movie "Rounders" to start off our morning post. But with a trip to Las Vegas awaiting the Washington State football team, it seemed  appropriate enough. ... Our notebook in today's newspaper leads with an update on WSU's quarterback situation. We also have this first look at UNLV, an updated depth chart for WSU, a post with some practice details and a post about Andrew Furney's newfound celebrity. ... Howie Stalwick has this notebook. ... The Cougars picked up a verbal commitment from a California running back yesterday. Numbers and charts and things from CougCenter. ... 

Around the Pac-12 ... An Arizona linebacker is giving up football after problems with concussions. The Wildcats want to keep things in perspective and forget about their wins. ... An Arizona State running back is trying his hand at defense. ... UCLA's freshman safety made the most of a start against Nebraska. ... Matt Barkley -- and USC -- are sick of losing to Stanford. ... The Cardinal get a B-plus for their effort against Duke. California gets a D against Southern Utah. ... Can Colorado kick its road woes? Or any woes? ... Bad news for Utah yesterday, as quarterback Jordan Wynn's shoulder injuries have forced him to give up football. ... Also bad news for Oregon, as two senior defensive standouts are done for the year with knee injuries. ... Steve Sarkisian wants to puke over the way his Washington team played last week.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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