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Linking on a Monday


FROM PULLMAN — It's another day off for the Washington State football team, though the Cougars return to the practice field tomorrow afternoon for the sixth time this spring. It's also a busy week for the WSU baseball team, which has a game tomorrow against Gonzaga before taking off for four games in Utah — three against the Utes, one at BYU — from Friday through next Monday. For now, we link.

Missed this story the other day, but came across it during my nightly Google search. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech's new coach, said he won't be installing a sand pit a la Mike Leach. … Howie Stalwick has this story about John Olerud's jersey retirement on Saturday afternoon. … A former WSU football coach makes a cameo in this video featuring Arizona State safety Alden Darby. 

Around the Pac-12 … Previewing Oregon State's special teams. … USC is reportedly targeting Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield. … Bob Condotta continues his spring halftime report by looking at Washington's special teams. Desmond Trufant agrees that he should be a first-round pick. … Utah's sophomore quarterback has gotten stronger and is ready to lead the Utes next season. … Colorado begins its second spring practice session on Tuesday. … An Arizona linebacker is getting up to speed this spring.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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