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Morning links: Power rankings and Pac-12 officials

Make sure you make it back here for our weekly live chat at 11 a.m. Until then, enjoy some links.

The Pac-12 doesn't have a reputation for spotless officiating, but a few of the conference's coaches think it's getting better. There's been some movement at the top of my weekly Pac-12 Power Rankings. Yesterday's video interview with Mike Leach was pretty fun, and we've also got a good one with Joe Salave'a. Don't miss our report from yesterday's practice.

Andrew Greif of The Oregonian got a head start on today's chat by asking me Five Questions about the Cougars. … Stefanie Loh transcribed the highlights of Leach's appearance on John Canzano's radio show. … CougCenter selected Marcellus Pippins for WSU's Player of the Week. … Coug-a-Sutra gives his State of the Program in this manifesto.

Vernon Adams may not be able to play on Saturday but the former Eastern Washington quarterback is keeping busy. … If Adams can't play, and neither of the two QBs who played against Colorado look good, is there a fourth option for UO? Probably not. … It sure would be an interesting bit of trivia if WSU managed to lose to Portland State but beat Oregon in the same season.

Myles Jack announced he will take his prodigious talents to the NFL

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