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WSU shifting to Auburn prep


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.

– On the blog yesterday, we had some notes from practice, as well as more details about the new scoreboards at Martin Stadium.

– 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.

– Stanford knows who its receivers and tight end will be.

– 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.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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