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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014, 6 A.M.

Pac-12 morning links: The offensive line carries a heavy burden

Mike Leach says that the offensive line is the most important offensive unit no matter what scheme you run. That's especially true for Leach's Cougars, who will rely on a young offensive line to protect Connor Halliday, the only quarterback on the roster who has ever played in a college game.

That's the story of today's position preview. More links are after the jump.


-- The Cougars had a short practice yesterday but we have some notes to pass along.

-- Bud Withers has a good story about defensive line coach Joe Salave'a.

-- The Rutgers defenders say they are ready to test themselves against the Air Raid.

-- An Arizona defender explains his decision to leave LSU.

-- A cool moment yesterday at Arizona State when five walk-ons heard that college is now on the house.

-- The Golden Bears would like to run the ball better this season.

-- Colorado has a big rivalry game on the horizon.

-- Football is only one way Oregon's Devon Allen showcases his athletic talents.

-- Oregon State is moving forward as if its kicker isn't there.

-- Stanford has to replace some pretty productive linebackers.

-- One publication has UCLA ranked No 5.

-- Justin Davis is getting his shot to establish himself in USC's stacked backfield.

-- Utah's camp is over and the game-preparation can begin.

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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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