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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Talking special teams on Thursday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State held its standard Thursday night practice at Martin Stadium before it heads to Seattle tomorrow to take on Oregon. We have notes below, plus a conversation with special teams coordinator Eric Russell. Read on.

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Words can be powerful things

A GRIP ON SPORTS Only one day after typing "our long national nightmare is finally over," the NFL and its usual officials settle their labor dispute. Today I've decided to type, "Vince Grippi wins million dollar lottery" and see if that happens in the next…

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Pac-12 power rankings, week 5 

1. Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12; last week: 1) -- So the Ducks shut Arizona out and win by 49 points, and their offense wasn't even clicking? Huh. 2. Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12; last week: 2) -- Coming off a bye, Cardinal eyes another big win…

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