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Friday links from Pullman


FROM PULLMAN — We're off to Seattle in a few hours — both for Saturday's game and for the foreseeable future — but not before putting together a few links while we wait for the movers to arrive. Let's get to it.

– Here's our feature today on Jeremiah Laufasa, whose father has been the guiding influence in his football career.

– Here are a few notes from yesterday's practice.

– This area basketball roundup includes a few notes we wrote about the Cougars starting practice.

– Bud Withers has a story about Xavier Cooper overcoming a learning disability.

– A Stanford defensive end was recommended to former coach Jim Harbaugh by his father.

– UCLA coaches are using their off week to recruit.

– USC's athletic director is trying to get the NCAA to ease its sanctions against the Trojans.

– A California defensive back is elevated by his strong will.

– Washington's new punt returner is a threat.

– Colorado is trying to improve its kickoff coverage.

– Utah's secondary will be tested next week by UCLA.

– It's California that wants to keep Oregon from substituting this time around.

– An Oregon State cornerback is making the most of his second chance.

– Arizona State knows defending USC receiver Marqise Lee will be a challenge.

– Arizona hopes to get a boost on its defensive line this week.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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