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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Friday Morning Links

Content has been a little light this week, so I was planning on writing a longer intro to this linkpost to compensate. Just as I was sitting down to begin, The Shawshank Redemption came on. You can't not watch The Shawshank Redemption so instead it is straight to the links. 

Bye week ends on a lighter note - SportsLink - - Sept. 22, 2011
The final practice of the bye week went off without a hitch, with Washington State dropping the pads and going without the hitting. Meanwhile, a freshman is emerging on the defensive line. Read on.

Bye Week Blues: Washington State Anxious To Play Again - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
Most people would love to have a week off of work. But not the Washington State football team. The Cougars are on a bye week after a solid 2-1 start that includes last week's disappointing loss to San Diego State. It is that loss that has the Cougars wishing they could get back on the field sooner rather than later.

'I was miserable, and I don't ever want to feel that way again' | College | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
Ryan Leaf has set a lot of records for Washington State University. Even though the Cougars barely lost at the '97 Rose Bowl, Leaf's success as quarterback prompted him to leave WSU and become a first-round draft pick in the NFL. He bombed, was booed and benched.Chatting Cougar Cross Country - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Editors Note: The below piece is featured in the 2011 Fall edition of Cougars Quarterly. The publication is sent to Cougar Athletic Fund members and season ticket holders. To learn more about the Cougar Athletic Fund click HERE or call 1-877-IMA-COUG. For WSU Athletics ticket information click HERE Moos talks Pac-12 expansion, stadium upgrade

BILL MOOS TELLS CF.C he gave a sigh of relief when he learned the Pacific-12 Conference decided not to expand, but the Washington State athletic director realizes that situation could change in a heartbeat. Cougs may burn another redshirt
PULLMAN – Freshman defensive end Logan Mayes could see his redshirt burned when the Cougs travel to Colorado next weekend. The son of WSU legend Rueben Mayes -- a scout team fixture during August camp -- has come on so strong in recent opportunities playing in the two deeps that head coach Paul Wulff says it may be time to turn him lose on Saturdays.

Fake Dan Beebe Unleashes A Twitter Rant For The Ages - From Our Editors -
The full Fake Dan Beebe Twitter rant.

Sports Radio Interviews " Larry Scott: "We haven’t said that we’re against the concept of expanding the conference, but it would have to be right."
Larry Scott joined ESPN Los Angeles with Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley to discuss why he’s content to sit back and not press yet another expansion in the Pac-12 conference just yet.