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Morning links: Power rankings and a new USC coach

Clay Helton has plenty of experience with the Los Angeles media, but yesterday the interim USC coach was introduced to reporters who cover the rest of the conference.

In the paper today we have a story about Helton's first appearance on the Pac-12 coaches teleconference, as well as my Pac-12 Power Rankings for Week Seven. On the blog we have our daily practice report, post practice videos of Mike Leach, Clay McGuire and Jim Mastro, and the game notes for this weekend's Homecoming game against Oregon State.

CougCenter explains why Dom Williams wasn't at practice yesterday. … Seattle Times columnist Matt Caulkins says anything is now possible for this WSU team. … The Oregonian's Danny Moran wrote about WSU's resurgent run game.

Washington is favored over Oregon this weekend. It's been awhile since the Huskies beat the Ducks. … Taking the temperature of Arizona State halfway through the season. … Oregon State's defensive coordinator isn't happy about what he's seen from the Beavers.

Don't forget, we'll be holding our weekly live chat at 11 a.m. today.

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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