COUGARS • UPDATE: 11 A.M.
This is an interesting week in the Pac-10, with four teams having byes, including the two highest ranked ones. But there is some news for a Tuesday morning, so read on.
• UPDATE: There is a story in SI this week detailing the career of agent Josh Luchs. Why does that matter here? Luchs alleges he gave money to a lot of the first Rose Bowl team in the late '90s, including a bunch of money to Ryan Leaf. You can read the story and make up your own mind.
• Washington State: We had some notes last night after practice, including Paul Wulff's thoughts on these arrests. ... We also have our first look at the Arizona game. ... Our Jim Meehan caught up with former WSU volleyball great Sarah Silvernail. ... Cougfan has another interview with Bill Moos in which he talks some more about his plan for a football-only facility. ... ESPN.com's Ted Miller is doing his midseason evaluations of each conference team. Here is Washington State's.
• Around the Pac-10: The Los Angeles schools are having a rough time. ... The Rose Bowl is going to receive a $152 million makeover. ... Washington: Jake Locker won't use his illness as an excuse for his or the Huskies poor play last week. ... UW is entering its most important stretch of the season. ... D'Andre Goodwin is having an excellent season. ... Oregon State: James Rodgers will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. ... Oregon: Some notes headed into the Ducks' bye week. ... Cal: Nothing today. ... Stanford: Grading the win over USC. ... USC: There is a sea change underway for the Trojans when it comes to recruiting specialists. ... UCLA: The Bruins may lose three starters for the Oregon game next week. ... Arizona State: Nothing today. .... Arizona: The Wildcats haven't been on the road since the season opener, Sept. 3, at Toledo.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back later today after Paul Wulff's press conference and practice. Until then ...