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A few links on Monday


FROM PULLMAN -- Mondays tend to be slow during Pac-12 basketball season, though there were two games yesterday and some interesting football coaching news to pass along. Hint: it involves Chip Kelly. Another hint: it isn't good news for the rest of the Pac-12. Read on.


As I type this, it has occurred to me that tomorrow is the day my cable and Internet are scheduled to work again. This brings me great joy. ... We do havea few WSU links for you. Howie Stalwick spoke with WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro, who made it known a few days ago that he won't be pursuing the Nevada head coaching job. ... This story was tweeted out yesterday by Mike Leach himself. It's a pretty generic interview with ... Percy Allen has the Pac-12 Networks' video highlights of WSU's game against UW embedded in this post. ... The WSU women won their first Pac-12 game yesterday, beating Arizona State 77-65 to earn a split of their opening homestand. ... 

In Pac-12 basketball news ... Colorado fell to 0-2 in Pac-12 play after losing, 65-56, at Arizona State. The Sun Devils improved to 2-0 and are now 13-2. ... Oregon and Oregon State met yesterday afternoon to open their Pac-12 season, and the Ducks emerged with a 79-66 win. ... Arizona is expecting to face some hostile fans in Oregon this weekend with its unbeaten streak on the line. The Wildcats need  to improve their 3-point defense. ... Utah found some confidence in the desert despite not winning there. ... 

In Pac-12 football news ... Several reports Sunday indicated that Oregon coach Chip Kelly will, somewhat surprisingly, remain Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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