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FROM PULLMAN -- Have a case of the Mondays? Of course you don't, because I reckon you'd get your rear kicked saying something like that. Yeah, that's an Office Space reference. And these are links. Read on.

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OK, so Lawrence doesn't say "rear" in the movie, but this is a family friendly blog, remember. ... We didn't have a story in today's newspaper but did pass along a couple of blog items last night, one with the news that the WSU-Oregon game will be a 7:30 p.m. kickoff (darn) and a recap from last night's practice. ... Doesn't sound as if Colorado is looking forward to defending WSU's offense this week, though the Cougars would argue they've had some struggles of their own.

Around the Pac-12 ... Arizona needs to follow the same formula against Oregon that it did in its first three games. ... Arizona State needs to improve its special teams. ... This article says Oregon State should be at an advantage against UCLA because of its established coaching staff, though not sure too many will agree with that, nor the assessment of WSU's ranking in the preseason media poll. ... Oregon's road to the Pac-12 championship might be tougher than originally thought. ... Stanford's defense is jelling faster than expected. ... The college football weekend didn't quite add up for LA Times columnist Chris Dufresne. ...  USC might be mixing things up on the offensive line. ... Looking back at Utah's wild victory over BYU, and this story raises an interesting point about BYU and Sundays in the first couple paragraphs. ... Washington prepares for its Pac-12 gauntlet. ... Bud Withers says USC's loss to Stanford hurts the conference's image.

All for now.

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




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