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Wed., Sept. 25, 2013, 6 a.m.

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FROM PULLMAN -- It's Wednesday, which must mean we're holding a live chat at 1 p.m. We also have the following links with stories about college students who play football. Read on.

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--- Our Pac-12 notebook today leads with Arizona State coach Todd Graham's impressions of Stanford.

--- We also have our weekly Pac-12 power rankings. WSU checks in at No. 6.

--- Here are some notes and quotes from Tuesday's practice.

--- Bud Withers has a first look at Stanford.

--- Grantland writer Holly Anderson was in town for the WSU-Idaho game, and conducted this Q-and-A with Mike Leach.

--- John McGrath has an interesting column about WSU's final sequence against Idaho.

--- Multiple outlets reported yesterday that WSU picked up a verbal commitment from Sean Krepsz, an offensive lineman -- a "hoss," even -- from Riverside, Calif. Here's his Scout.com bio. He's WSU's 13th known commitment in the class of 2014.

--- Stanford's best offensive lineman, David Yankey, won't play against WSU while dealing with a family matter. Josh Garnett, a Puyallup native, will start in his place. The Cardinal will also start a backup at safety due to the first-half suspension of Ed Reynolds.

--- California says it's looking forward to playing Oregon. The Bears want to improve their ground game.

--- Arizona is preparing for a louder Husky Stadium, and a better Washington team.

--- An Arizona State linebacker is getting his chance.

--- Colorado is taking its first road trip with its new coach this week.

--- USC's top players are healing.

--- A great story on Oregon receiver Josh Huff.

--- Oregon State's linebackers are trying to maintain their anonymity.

See you at 1 p.m.

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




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