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Morning links: WSU preseason ends with a scrimmage

The Washington State Cougars held a scrimmage during their last publicly open practice of the year.

We've got scrimmage coverage on the blog, including our practice notes, stats and videos of Mike Leach, Jim Mastro, James Williams and Luke Falk.

In the physical newspaper we're starting our position-by-position previews. Up first, the defensive backs.

CougCenter also has a scrimmage recap. … Stefanie Loh wrote about the Pac-12 Network's trip to Pullman.

Elsewhere in western coastal football…

-- Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon is playing well.

-- Some Pac-12 players are named in the Seattle Times exposé about cheating at Bellevue High.

-- Freshman Jojo Wicker is already turning heads at Arizona State.

-- California is trying to add a smash-mouth ground game.

-- Oregon called the cops on Pac-12 analyst Curtis Conway. … And Mark Helfrich won't rule out a two-quarterback system.

-- Oregon State will certainly use two quarterbacks, at least in the opener.

-- Stanford's football team held its own scrimmage, and a freshman running back was the star.

-- Adam Jude spoke to Dexter Charles about his sudden retirement from football. ... Washington's season-ticket renewals are way down.

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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