From Pullman—By the time you read this, I'll be pulling into SeaTac airport, en route to San Francisco for Pac-12 Basketball Media Day. While that means no more practice reports this week, it will also mean a flurry of basketball news, so stay tuned for that.
As for yesterday's practice, coach Mike Leach announced after practice that freshman cornerback Alex Jackson has been suspended indefinitely. Jackson has played sparingly this year, although he did return a pair of kickoffs against Stanford.
Also absent from practice was wide receiver Kristoff Williams, although Leach said that he remains in good standing with the team. Linebacker Feddie Davey was limited in practice, and linebackers coach Ken Wilson confirmed that he is nursing some minor injuries. Wilson also said that he expects the injured Peyton Pelluer back at practice this week.
On scout team the Cougars had receiver Drew Loftus taking snaps at quarterback, presumably an attempt to replicate the speed of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Now let's get to those links:
Here's our story on a former Bellarmine Prep star who Colorado is resting its hopes on … The top and bottom of the Pac-12 is pretty clear, but the middle is all shook up … Oregon's defensive coordinator has some advice for WSU's offense … ESPN's Pac-12 Blog has a midseason report on the Cougars … Oregon's freshman running back has hype of Dickensian proportions … Are the Ducks the best team in the country?
Arizona State: The Sun Devils have a pleasant surprise on defense.
Cal: Sonny Dykes knows he's up against a very efficient offense.