A few links on Monday

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FROM PULLMAN — Mondays tend to be slow during Pac-12 basketball season, though there were two games yesterday and some interesting football coaching news to pass along. Hint: it involves Chip Kelly. Another hint: it isn't good news for the rest of the Pac-12. Read on.


As I type this, it has occurred to me that tomorrow is the day my cable and Internet are scheduled to work again. This brings me great joy. … We do havea few WSU links for you. Howie Stalwick spoke with WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro, who made it known a few days ago that he won't be pursuing the Nevada head coaching job. … This story was tweeted out yesterday by Mike Leach himself. It's a pretty generic interview with CYInterview.com. … Percy Allen has the Pac-12 Networks' video highlights of WSU's game against UW embedded in this post. … The WSU women won their first Pac-12 game yesterday, beating Arizona State 77-65 to earn a split of their opening homestand. … 

In Pac-12 basketball news … Colorado fell to 0-2 in Pac-12 play after losing, 65-56, at Arizona State. The Sun Devils improved to 2-0 and are now 13-2. … Oregon and Oregon State met yesterday afternoon to open their Pac-12 season, and the Ducks emerged with a 79-66 win. … Arizona is expecting to face some hostile fans in Oregon this weekend with its unbeaten streak on the line. The Wildcats need  to improve their 3-point defense. … Utah found some confidence in the desert despite not winning there. … 

In Pac-12 football news … Several reports Sunday indicated that Oregon coach Chip Kelly will, somewhat surprisingly, remain Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

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

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