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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Boston College running back Andre Williams beat out Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Washington's Bishop Sankey for the Doak Walker award given to the nation's top running back. How staunch, how breach-less, then, the Arizona run defense must have been to hold the Boston Battering Ram to 75 yards on 26 carries. We shouldn't diminish Williams, however. In this writer's opinion, he could become a very solid Pac-12 running back with a little work.

The Pac-12 continued to flex its muscle nationally in Tuesday's bowl performances. If there are small children in your household, I hope you had the good sense to avert their eyes during UCLA's public shaming of Virginia Tech. Brett Hundley may have been the best quarterback in Texas yesterday.

Anyways, why are all these former WSU coaches ending up in Seattle? Are they lost? Do they hate buffalo wings? I lived in Seattle for five years and never once tasted wings as good as the ones at Birch & Barley last night ... Will anyone challenge Arizona in hoops this year? WSU has the first shot ... Seattle Weekly with a story on concussions that features a former WSU football player.

Tha-tha-tha-THAT'S ALL FOLKS.

Oh, and have a happy new year.


Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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