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Morning Buzz: Espresso shots for your football fandom

A regular feature of Tailgate Talk will be Morning Buzz, a name inspired by the author’s unquenchable love of any caffeinated drink … except for energy drinks. Those things are just nasty.
Morning Buzz will bring you up to speed on the freshest news being reported about the Northwest’s teams. Occasionally, if there’s something just too interesting or funny beyond the Northwest, we’ll include it too.

So, here we go.

Spokesman-Review writer Christian Caple takes a look at five storylines as WSU begins fall practice.

Eastern Washington shows up in Yahoo Sports’ Dr. Saturday blog about the greatest non-traditional football fields. It’s a field, of course, named for Mountain View grad and current Tennessee Titans tackle Michael Roos.

Corvallis Gazette-Times writer Kevin Hampton looks at the higher expectations surrounding OSU and coach Mike Riley this season.

Rob Moseley of goducks.com examines how new offensive coordinator Scott Frost calling plays will affect Oregon’s offense.

Todd Dybas of  The News Tribune writes about how quarterback Keith Price is handling being the face of the Husky football team.

Micah Rice

Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.