From Pullman -- Just nine more days until the Cougars take on Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, which means Washington State needs to make the most of its extra practice time. The upperclassmen are now spending all of practice with the younger players as the team gets ready to implement the game plan. We cover that in last night's practice report ... In today's paper we have a story where some former coaches and players weigh in on WSU's return to the postseason ... coach Mike Leach briefly flew down to Albuquerque yesterday for the bowl game's introductory press conference, and we've got a transcript ... Yesterday we had our weekly WSU football chat and you can read the transcript here ... Could the Cougars pick up a transfer at quarterback? ... Both WSU and Colorado State's programs are in their formative years.
In basketball news, New Mexico State tried to knock No. 1 Arizona from its perch. It failed.
Football links from around the conference after these messages.
- Arizona's running back is an All-American, and may soon be headed to the NFL
- Examining the impact of ASU's loss to Stanford.
- Cal has set a date for its Spring Game.
- Previewing Oregon's Alamo Bowl matchup with Texas.
- Oregon State can't claim to be the underdog against Boise State anymore, meaning the Pac-12 is favored in every game.
- Stanford fans may have Stanford degrees but Michigan State fans are far craftier.
- Washington tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins has won the Mackey Award.