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Morning links: still no title for Oregon

Those who were backing the Pac-12 were disappointed last night as Ohio State blew past Oregon in the championship game.

The Ducks were missing some key players, but they don't get to use that excuse since the Buckeyes were on their quarterback. Frankly, UO was barely competitive despite forcing four turnovers and Urban Meyer once again looks like the best coach in college football.

But hey, at least an SEC team didn't win the title.

The championship game sort of dominated the news yesterday, but here are some links:

-- Oklahoma hired an offensive coordinator and added another branch to Mike Leach's coaching tree.

-- The Wall Street Journal assessed the value of college football programs and WSU checks in at No. 49.

-- No, the Pac-12 didn't get any extra money because Oregon participated in the title game.

-- College football never had a bigger stage than it did on Monday.

-- Arizona might switch things up with a zone defense.

-- Arizona State is switching to Adidas and this is what the new uniforms could look like.

-- Good news for Cal: Jabari Bird is back.

Jacob Thorpe
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