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October 9, 2007 at 11:27 AM

A bit more around the Pac-10

Not as much real news came out of the rest of the teleconference today but here are some additional notes:
WASHINGTON: Told that it’s supposed to get up to 90 degrees Saturday in Tempe, UW coach Tyrone Willingham said “91 to be exact.” Willingham said the good news is that the late start means it will likely be low to mid 80s at kickoff. Still, he said the heat will likely mean more rotating at a lot of positions to keep players fresh. That includes running back, though Willingham again said the backup spot remains wide open and that figuring out which player or players best understand the game plan this week will play a role in who gets carries Saturday.
WASHINGTON STATE: Coach Bill Doba said leading receiver Brandon Gibson may not be able to play this week against Oregon with a heel injury while starter Charles Dillon is questionable with a shoulder injury, but will try to practice tomorrow.
OREGON: The Ducks host the Cougars which means a homecoming for WSU QB Alex Brink, who grew up in Eugene and played high school ball with Mike Bellotti’s son, Luke. Despite that, Oregon didn’t offer him a scholarship, which is an inevitable story line this week. Mike Bellotti explained Tuesday that the Ducks signed three other QBs that year — Dennis Dixon, Brady Leaf and Johnny DuRocher — they considered to be more physically ready to play than Brink. Brink, if you recall, had initially committed to Boise State. But when Carl Bonnell left WSU for UW, the Cougars needed a QB and went after Brink, who decided to instead be a Cougar.

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