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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Washington State coach Mike Leach walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Seattle. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)

Predicting WSU's final record

COUGARS FROM AUBURN -- Everyone loves predictions, except for the people who don't. If you are part of the latter group, don't read this. But if you want to see a few season predictions from folks who cover WSU -- myself included -- continue reading.

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Bo Jackson is one of many former Auburn players immortalized on posters around Jordan-Hare Stadium. (Photo by Christian Caple)

WSU at Auburn: Questions and Answers

COUGARS FROM AUBURN -- Being that this is the season opener, we decided we'd give you a little bonus and ask not one, but two Auburn beat writers a series of five questions. This week's kind guests are Brandon Marcello, who covers Auburn for,…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

My name is Jim Allen, and I'm a college football junkie. The signs were obvious yesterday as the clock moved toward 3 o'clock in The Spokesman-Review newsroom: my palms were sweaty and I was pacing in front of the TV, waiting for South Carolina and…

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A drive to 'Bama awaits 

COUGARS FROM ATLANTA -- Our pit stop in this fine Georgia city is almost over, because it's time to drive into Auburn to take a look around before Saturday's game. First, we have our usual links to get to, including coverage of the first Pac-12…

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