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Some football recruiting talk


We have some surprises for you this Tuesday. Instead of basketball links, we offer some football recruiting insights from the "experts." Not sure if they have any validity, but we're passing them on. And, oh ya, a basketball commentary as well for you to discuss if you want.

• Football recruiting is front and center what with the first day of the letter-of-intent signing period a week from Wednesday. How are the Cougars doing? Well one site names already enrolled receiver Johnny Forzani as the No. 3 sleeper recruit of the year. Nick Daschel of Buster Sports talked with recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill, who had this to say about the Pac-10. A guy, Craig Haubert, had this opinion on as well.

• UPDATE: Was tooling around the Net and found this mention of a change in WSU's future football schedule. I checked it out and found out WSU and Minnesota decided to pull out of a two-year agreement. This allowed the Gophers to schedule USC and gave the Cougars a chance to schedule SMU next year and gave them some flexibility in future schedules.

• We'll know how good the recruiting classes are on, no, not next Wednesday, but two or three years down the road. Recruiting rankings, like college basketball rankings, don't mean a thing. The truth is revealed on the field. Speaking of college basketball, I'm going to pass on a free commentary on CougFan (it's free so everyone can read it) from freelancer Howie Stalwick. You can discuss among yourselves.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back before we head up to Spokane this evening – flying to Phoenix tomorrow – with news from practice and Tony Bennett's press conference. Till then ...

Vince Grippi
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