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Live chat, links on a Wednesday


FROM PULLMAN -- It's Wednesday, which means we're holding another live chat at 1 p.m. on this here blog. Join us then, and join us now for your daily dose of links.


We'll start with our newspaper story, which examines the advantages and disadvantages of starting classes in the middle of August as opposed to during the season. There are also some notes from practice posted on the blog, as well as a blog post and a brief rail item in the newspaper with some basketball news. ... Bud Withers has an interesting column on kicker Mike Bowlin. ... Here's a story with quotes from BYU coaches talking about their familiarity with the Air Raid. ... CBS looks at three school records that could fall for WSU this season.

Around the Pac-12 ... An Arizona freshman has switched from tight end to linebacker and is making an impact. ... An Arizona State receiver is making up for lost time. ... Washington has a quarterback battle -- for the backup spot. ... Stanford has named its starting quarterback, and the Cardinal selected Josh Nunes. ... It's the final college season for UCLA's talented punter and kickoff specialist. ... USC's new football facility makes the Taj Mahal look like Kelso High School. ... Oregon State held a scrimmage on Tuesday. ... Chip Kelly doesn't care what Kirk Herbstreit thinks of his quarterback situation. ... Colorado's best receiver has been ruled out of the Buffs' first two games.

That's all for now. Check back at 1 p.m.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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