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Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, 6 a.m.

Horton, notes and links

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FROM PULLMAN -- It's the day before Washington State's home opener, and you can begin it by reading a little more about Damante Horton, and looking at some highly artistic iPhone photos of new stuff in Martin Stadium. You will enjoy it. So keep reading.

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--- We decided to speak with Horton's mother, Rozenna Graham, to find out a little more about the soft-spoken cornerback, and this story resulted.

--- Here are a few notes from yesterday's practice, including John Thompson's standout performance during Thursday Night Football and a few observations from outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons.

--- Here are a few photos of the scoreboards and construction in and around Martin Stadium.

--- Bud Withers has this column about Andrew Furney's progression.

--- Forgot to pass this along the other day, but here are Southern Utah's game notes.

--- Washington safety Sean Parker has matured from his days as a hothead.

--- Arizona's kicker will observe a Jewish holiday before joining the team against UTSA on Saturday.

--- Arizona State must deal with Wisconsin's strong rushing tradition.

--- Utah's defensive line wants to make Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion move around.

--- A Colorado safety is happy to finally be feeling healthy.

--- USC is looking forward to Boston College, and not backward at its loss to WSU.

--- California hasn't had a ton of success against top-5 opponents.

--- An East Oakland native will face Stanford this weekend as a member of Army's football team.

--- Nebraska faces UCLA Saturday, and is looking to some younger guys to improve its defense.

--- Oregon's tight end wants to stop dropping passes, which sounds like a decent strategy for a tight end.

--- Mike Riley empathizes with the sorrow hanging over UCLA's program this week.

That's all for now. Enjoy Friday and all it entails.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple




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