FROM PULLMAN -- It's never easy for a college football team to shake off a loss as frustrating as WSU's 31-24 defeat at Auburn on Saturday. But the Cougars don't have time to dwell on it. USC awaits on Saturday. We'll meet with coach Mike Leach and players later this afternoon at this week's press conference, but first, we have links.
--- Connor Halliday, Elliott Bosch, Darryl Monroe and Justin Sagote will speak with the media this afternoon. Leach will follow.
--- Here's our story in today's newspaper about the Cougars not backing down from steep challenges.
--- We have a few notes and quotes on the blog from Sunday night's practice.
--- USC coach Lane Kiffin says he knows who his starting quarterback will be against WSU, but he's not saying.
--- There was one Pac-12 team in action on Sunday. Colorado defeated Colorado State, 41-27, in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown. It was a cathartic victory for the Buffaloes.
--- UCLA's defensive backfield fared just fine in its opening win over Nevada.
--- Keith Price was back to his old self for Washington on Saturday.
--- Arizona State's offensive coordinator is driven to be the best.
--- It was a red-letter day for Arizona's defense on Friday.
--- Utah knows it must improve to compete in the Pac-12.
--- A heralded freshman could be ready to play for Oregon in the near future.
--- Oregon State must learn from its loss to Eastern Washington and move on.