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WSU begins fall practice today, but let’s chat first

The Washington State Cougars begin the 2015 football season at 2:30 p.m. today in Lewiston, Idaho. I'm going to head down early and find an (iced) coffee peddler that will bestow upon me the internet access I need to host a live chat at 1 p.m. so we can all speculate how the Cougars will look before we actually get a chance to see.

Mike Leach already did his camp preview – a media teleconference yesterday. We have a transcript here. We also took an early look at the Cougars in the paper today, speculating about which players should emerge as primary contributors this fall and which still have something to prove.

I also want to pass along this profile of former Cougar defensive lineman Xavier Cooper.

In other Pac-12 news:

-- The Wildcats have a competition brewing to see who will snap the ball to Anu Solomon.

-- Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici won't need long to establish a rapport with his newest receiver.

-- Here is a preview of California's training camp.

-- Christian Powell ha a chance to be Colorado's leading rusher in four different seasons.

-- Only a sophomore, Oregon running back Royce Freeman is already emerging as a leader.

-- Jason Quick says Oregon State appears rejuvenated under new coach Gary Andersen.

-- Stanford's goal is clear: Division championship.

-- Deon Hollins will be a terror on the edge of the Bruins defensive line.

-- USC's Cody Kessler is trying to ignore the attention that coms with being a star QB in Los Angeles.

-- Utah's Cory Butler finally made it to a Pac-12 program, just a little bit later than he planned.

-- Washington's QB competition will continue into fall camp.

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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