Live chat, football, basketball on a Wednesday

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FROM PULLMAN — It was a full Tuesday, with plenty to discuss on both the football and basketball fronts. We'll discuss some more in our weekly live chat this afternoon. Read on.


We'll chat live at 1 p.m. today, as usual. … In today's newspaper, we had our game story from last night's basketball exhibition game, our Pac-12 notebook (and to clarify, coaches weren't asked about Leach's comments — just about public criticism in general) and a brief item with some comments from Dennis Simmons about suspended receiver Marquess Wilson. On the blog, we had some more notes from football practice and more comments from Simmons, as well as our tale of the tape from the basketball game. … Bud Withers writes a bit more about Mike Leach in this Pac-12 notebook. … Howie Stalwick has this story on Simmons' comments in the Kitsap Sun. Stalwick also has this basketball story and a feature on Travis Long. … From UCLA: The Bruins had to put out a Twitter fire this week.

Around the Pac-12 … Washington's Shaq Thompson has found a home with the Huskies. UW is playing at its home away from home. … USC's quarterback is trying to avoid interceptions. … Stanford will start a new quarterback this week. … California's quarterback is uncertain to play this week. … Colorado will start a different quarterback this week (are you seeing a pattern here?). … Arizona State's defense is facing a tough test against USC. … Arizona's basketball team rolled in an exhibition game. Its football team might be … wait for it … starting a different quarterback this week. … Quarterback shuffles haven't slowed Oregon State and Stanford, which meet this week. … Oregon's defense is shaking off a bad outing against USC.

Check back in at 1.

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

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