Putting the past in the past
FROM PULLMAN — It's about time to get on an airplane and transport ourselves down to Oakland. But if memory serves, there are a few things we still need to wrap up from yesterday. Read on.
We start by linking our story in today's newspaper about the Pac-12's review of Washington State's football program. We also posted about it on the blog with a link to the report itself, and has a basketball advance in today's paper along with a blog post with comments from coach Ken Bone. John Blanchette also has this insightful column about the issues involving the training staff. … Deadspin, of course, always has its own unique take on issues of the day, and has a story including some unredacted documents from WSU's internal review, as well as some quotes from anonymous parents. … Howie Stalwick has a story in the Kitsap Sun. … Bud Withers' column in The Seattle Times includes a quote from Marquess Wilson's stepfather noting that Wilson is in Florida preparing for the NFL draft. … Todd Dybas' Pac-12 basketball notebook leads with an item about Bone's end-of-game strategy against Washington. … Tough times for Stanford, WSU's opponent tonight at 7 p.m. … UPDATE: Tweeted this last night but forgot to link it originally: the hire of Jeff Choate as UTEP's defensive coordinator has been made official, though athletic director Bill Moos said during his Monday radio show that Mike Leach is in pursuit of a couple “big time” assistants to replace Choate and departed inside receivers coach Eric Morris, who left to join the staff of coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech.
In Pac-12 basketball news … There's one other basketball game tonight, as Washington visits California (8 p.m., ESPN2). The Huskies are trying to corral Cal's star guard, Allen Crabbe. A Cal player is looking for more playing time. … Oregon State likes what it's getting out of its sixth man. … Colorado prepares to host the southern California schools. … It could be a wild ride in the Pac-12 this season. … Arizona isn't sorry about the luck it used in its 14-0 start.
In Pac-12 football news … More players are announcing their departure for the NFL, including a Cal cornerback and a Stanford cornerback. … Lane Kiffin dreams about big things for USC. … UCLA coach Jim Mora has reportedly been contacted by the San Diego Chargers. … Will Sutton announced yesterday he'll return for his senior season.
Time to fly.