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Preparing for Portland State

For the first time this season the Cougars are on a normal game week schedule and that means the press conference finally held on a Monday. If this keeps up we'll actually have Thursday Night Football on the day for which it's named.

There was a lot of news yesterday, such as the fact that two former starting receivers will redshirt this season, some new faces on an updated depth chart and the fact that the Cougars are offering standing-room only tickets to the sold-out Oregon game. Furthermore, we have a video and transcription of coach Mike Leach's press conference, a First Look at Portland State and our story for today's paper. We also have our unit grades for the Nevada game.


Various links from around the conference are after the jump.

-- A Washington cornerback was benched following a sideline outburst against Eastern. Now it appears the NFL draft prospect may be suspended for the UW's next game, too.

-- Arizona is still a mystery after two early wins.

-- Don't call D.J. Foster a finesse running back.

-- Cal's game at Arizona will be played under the lights.

-- No matter how ugly, a win was just what Colorado needed.

-- Colt Lyerla's sad spiral continues.

-- A look at where Oregon State's stats rank nationally.

-- Stanford's Andrew Luck was one of eight Pac-12 quarterbacks that started an NFL game this weekend.

-- Brett Hundley is moving past a nearly-costly interception.

-- USC's Hayes Pullard will be suspended for one half.

-- Utah is receiving votes in the AP poll.

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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