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From Pullman—Kind of a hectic day for Washington State football recruiting. While one committed player may no longer have the option of enrolling at WSU, the Cougars also received a commitment from a defensive lineman on Wednesday as reported by Scout.com. The player, Sacramento's Feaomoengalu Tapa,becomes the 15th known player to verbally indicate their intent to sign with WSU in February.
Elsewhere around the conference …
From Pullman—Well, the Cougars have finally made it to the bye week and with just four games left they need to make the most of it … The Oregon assistant who blasted WSU coach Mike Leach yesterday has apologized for his remarks … While the team was in Eugene, the tower crane above the developing football operations building was removed. This reporter, for one, will miss it … Interestingly, teams that break passing records — as WSU did on Saturday — often lose — as WSU did on Saturday.
Also of note was the passing of legendary Washington coach Don James. The College Football Hall of Fame coach was fondly remembered by Jim Walden, who was often his rival.
Links from around the conference after the jump.
From The Heavens — David's shot missed its mark last night and Goliath, Oregon, pummeled the Cougs in a 62-38 victory. It was a dishonorable defeat for WSU, according to an Oregon assistant, who was apparently miffed at the insubordination the Cougars showed by not spending the fourth quarter having quarterback Connor Halliday kneel down to run out the clock while the rest of the team applauded the Ducks in awestruck wonder. The nerve.
Granted, WSU kept its pedal to the metal throughout the game, even though not much went right when they did. It was a sloppy game for both teams, and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota coughed up his first two turnovers of the year.
From Eugene—Lots of good college football today and what better way to prepare yourself than by reading the advances from all the Pac-12 beat writers? What's that? You have three TVs, a keg of ginger ale and those amazing chips that are scientifically engineered for optimal scoop capacity? Ok, that does sound better.
Here are some links, anyways.
From Pullman—By the time you read this, I'll be pulling into SeaTac airport, en route to San Francisco for Pac-12 Basketball Media Day. While that means no more practice reports this week, it will also mean a flurry of basketball news, so stay tuned for that.
As for yesterday's practice, coach Mike Leach announced after practice that freshman cornerback Alex Jackson has been suspended indefinitely. Jackson has played sparingly this year, although he did return a pair of kickoffs against Stanford.
Also absent from practice was wide receiver Kristoff Williams, although Leach said that he remains in good standing with the team. Linebacker Feddie Davey was limited in practice, and linebackers coach Ken Wilson confirmed that he is nursing some minor injuries. Wilson also said that he expects the injured Peyton Pelluer back at practice this week.
On scout team the Cougars had receiver Drew Loftus taking snaps at quarterback, presumably an attempt to replicate the speed of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Now let's get to those links:
From Berkeley, Calif. —Today at 1p.m. the Cougars will take on California in what could easily be WSU's most important game of the season. We detail what they'll need to do to win here … If Cal wins, blame the socks … Not helping matters is the revelation that a WSU football player was arrested this week … The San Francisco Chronicle has a video preview of the game … A Cal safety decided to turn in his mouth guard. More links from around the Pac-12 after the jump.
From Pullman — As you wrack your brain in search pertinent of questions for the live chat we'll be holding on SportsLink at 11 a.m., why not prep by reading our Pac-12 notes? … The basketball team got some bad news with the suspension of a post player … The San Francisco Chronicle has a First Glance at the Cougs.
Read on for links from around the conference.
I have a little time at the Las Vegas Airport, enough to put up a couple links of interest.
UPDATE: Check out Chris Anderson’s photos from the men’s and women’s titloe games here.
I’m not big on these, but ESPN.com’s latest bracketology has GU as a four seed playing No. 13 Northern Iowa in Boise.