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Bud Withers of the Seattle Times brings up something that I forgot about Jim Harbaugh that happened after last years game. Lets just say that Jim isn't going to win many awards for sportsmanship in the not too distant future. Can't say that I will miss him at Stanford.

Speaking of Bud Withers...don't you just love his Pac 10 confidential blog? I also really enjoyed his recent Times chat session. It is always good to see more Bud.

WSU AD Bill Moos is stopping by the Times chat room today at noon to discuss all things crimson and grey.

Washington State has announced a home and home series with BYU and Boise State.

The Oregonian's Aaron Fentress says the Ducks are in no hurry to pull their starters during blow out victories.

ESPN says that Ex Arizona head coach Mike Stoops is going to pay a visit to his brother Bob at Oklahoma this week. chances are pretty good that Mike lands on his feet somewhere as a highly paid DC.

Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is at the top of the coaching search list for Arizona according the the Tucson Citizen. Some interesting slams on former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach in this article too.

Keith Price has joined ESPN's/Ted Miller's Pac 12 Heisman watch. Chris Polk is also a member of the watch list.

Ryan Divish of the News Tribune asks if Stanford is going to spoil it all again?

This week in conference expansion

A couple interesting things are cooking out there this week. The first is whether Missouri is going to get invited to the SEC or not. Various sources including The New York Times are reporting that Missouri's decision to officially apply for membership will be made by the end of this week.

The anonymous official person quoted in the New York Times story said that Missouri’s decision to apply for membership to the SEC was "inevitable and imminent," although a specific timeframe has yet to be set.

If Missouri departs, the Big 12 still must decide if it wants to go to 10 or 12 members. Louisville, West Virginia, and Brigham Young are the top three candidates the conference is currently looking at.

The loss of Louisville or West Virginia could potentially be the final blow to the Big East's plan to survive as a football conference. The Big East plans to replace Pittsburgh, Syracuse and TCU with Houston, Southern Methodist and Central Florida who would become full time members. They also intend to invite Boise State and Air Force as football only members.

The Big East informed the five schools that if all five agree to join the Big East then the remaining schools would agree to an increase in the exit fee from $5 million to the $10 million range to show a commitment to the incoming schools.

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