FROM OAKLAND -- It's another busy travel day as we make our way back to the Palouse. First, we have some football news and some links recapping yesterday's basketball action, so read on.
There are multiple reports now that David Yost, the former Missouri offensive coordinator, will be Washington State's next receivers coach. I haven't been able to confirm that news independently, and WSU still hasn't officially confirmed the hire. Yost would fill the vacancy left open by the departure of Eric Morris, who left to join Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech. Yost's background is in the spread offense, and he was in charge of quarterbacks and running the offense at Missouri, so any duties he has at WSU will likely be tapered down quite a bit from his previous role. And while Morris was one of the Cougars' better recruiters -- he was the primary contact for quarterback Tyler Bruggman, who is committed to WSU and expected to sign next month -- the hire of Yost would be a pretty big upgrade in terms of experience within a similar offensive philosophy. ... One note I can confirm -- as expected, quarterback Cody Clements will transfer from WSU. ... Moving on to basketball, here's our game story from WSU's loss to Cal yesterday, along with a tale of the tape blog post and some more quotes from after the game. ... Here's the AP story. ... Here are some game stories from the Cal perspective.
Around the Pac-12 ... In the other Bay Area game yesterday, Washington got past Stanford, 65-60, to earn a weekend sweep. ... USC was too much for Utah, as the Trojans sprinted past the Utes, 76-59. ... UCLA continued its hot streak with a 78-75 win at Colorado, which dropped to 1-3 in conference play. ... Arizona got back on track with an 80-70 win at Oregon State. ... Arizona State, which plays at Oregon tonight, is trying to make the rest of the Pac-12 believe in its resurgence.