FROM PULLMAN — Eight days remain until Washington State kicks off the 2013 season in the deep south. The Cougars will begin Auburn-specific preparations in earnest this weekend. We'll be there, but for now, we're here. With links.
– Our story in today's newspaper focuses on the competition at sam linebacker, where Eric Oertel and Cyrus Coen are battling for a starting spot.
– Bud Withers has this story about Connor Halliday.
– Deontae Cooper is eight days away from completing a miraculous recovery.
– Oregon's head coach has some decisions to make.
– Mike Riley isn't worried about the preparedness of Oregon State's quarterbacks.
– One of USC's quarterback candidates would send the Trojans on a different pattern.
– UCLA's long-snapper is a work in progress.
– California's new quarterback is living the dream.
– Colorado is adapting well to the shotgun snap.
– A junior-college transfer gives Utah depth at receiver.
– An Arizona State defensive end is turning heads.