FROM PULLMAN -- For the first time this preseason, the Cougars have some classes to attend before they can head over to Rogers Field for football practice. Yes, it's the first day of classes at WSU, which means practices will start at 3:30 this week. Read on.
Our position previews continue today with a look at Washington State's special teams, the position group that perhaps has the most room for improvement from last season. We also blogged about last night's practice. ... An interesting tidbit about a text sent by Mike Leach to former quarterback Kliff Kingsbury.
Around the Pac-12 ... Steve Kelley has a column about former Cougar basketball player Brad Jackson, who is leaving Western Washington to become an assistant at Washington. ... Arizona State is heading back to Tempe for 10 more days before its season opener. ... Arizona's backup quarterback is ready to take over if need be. ... Stanford still hasn't named a starting quarterback. ... Brett Hundley is going to work after being named UCLA's starter, which is probably a good thing for UCLA. ... USC's offense didn't look great in its final scrimmage. ... Utah's young quarterback isn't worrying about the depth chart right now. ... Colorado is adding to its offensive playbook this season. ... Oregon might have another "do-everything" player on its roster, which isn't good for everyone else. ... Stanford's sons-of-stars are impressing in camp.
All for now.