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Morning links: L.A Burning

USC lost its second consecutive home game last night to a Washington team that was a three-score underdog. Things aren't looking great for Steve Sarkisian.

In fact, national columnists like Dan Wolken, Stewart Mandel and Pete Thamel used the occasion to tee off on Sarkisian, saying that the second-year USC coach may already be on his way out. It was a great win for the Huskies, and the UW defense played very well, but USC was picked to win the conference and so the story from this one is just how unimpressive the Trojans looked.

In Washington State news, I've got a story in the paper today about Oregon's impressive running back: Royce Freeman. And as a special treat, Oregon beat writer Andrew Grief from The Oregonian joined us to answer five questions about the Ducks.

California's Stefan McClure is getting some recognition after his big game against the Cougars. … Myles Jack talks about his decision to leave UCLA early. … Utah's fans are preparing for College GameDay.

Bonus link: Incomparable writer Michael Lewis profiles incomparable writer Tom Wolfe.

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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