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From Pullman--Well, the Cougars have finally made it to the bye week and with just four games left they need to make the most of it ... The Oregon assistant  who blasted WSU coach Mike Leach yesterday has apologized for his remarks ... While the team was in Eugene, the tower crane above the developing football operations building was removed. This reporter, for one, will miss it ... Interestingly, teams that break passing records -- as WSU did on Saturday -- often lose -- as WSU did on Saturday.

Also of note was the passing of legendary Washington coach Don James. The College Football Hall of Fame coach was fondly remembered by Jim Walden, who was often his rival.

Links from around the conference after the jump.

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Arizona: There's a new national rushing leader, and he hails from the Southwest ... The Utes know who it is.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils demolished the Huskies at home ... But it wasn't enough to get them recognition in the polls.

Cal: The backup QB played well is Cal's blowout loss to the Beavers ... In fact, there may be some changes at quarterback in the Bay.

Colorado: The Buffs' freshman quarterback is 1-0 as a starter ... If you haven't heard of Darragh O'Neil, maybe you should climb out from under that rock.

Oregon State: The Beavers are making use of a tight end from the Evergreen State ... The Mannion-Cooks connection is having unprecedented success.

Stanford: The Cardinal stuck with what works against UCLA. And it worked.

UCLA: Their first big test didn't go so well for the Bruins, and it's only going to get more challenging.

USC: The Shillelagh will be adding a green jewel this year ... And worse, USC's best player was injured in the game.

Utah: A week after celebrating their big win, the Utes have to regroup after a tough loss.




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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.
















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