From Pullman — Finally some semblance of order as the Pac-12 coaches teleconference will take place on Tuesday, today, just like always. We'll also have our weekly Wednesday WSU football chat tomorrow at 11 a.m., so keep an eye out for that. The Cougars are just two short days away from taking on Arizona State and, like Simba, they'll need to put the past behind them … Safety Deone Bucannon is a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe award … Their opponent is impressed by the Cougars' character …The Sun Devils are led by an assistant coach who is no stranger to WSU.
More links after the jump.
Cal: Cal's new linebacker is playing really well, and getting recognized for it.
Oregon State: The Beavers know, they have to get better in pass-pro.
Stanford: Trent Murphy is your Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.
USC: The Trojans are finding that most recruits want to know who their coach will be.
Bonus Link: Today's bonus article is one of my favorites. It's written by one of the Masters of the craft and this article — and its author — played a big role in me pursuing a life as a sports writer. It's a bit long but if you have the time, you won't be sorry.