In today's edition of The Daily 12-PAC we bring you Tosh Lupoi's twitter re-birth, Mike Leach talking mascot death matches, and Chip Kelly and Mike Riley talking spring practice.
You know the drill.
Tosh Lupoi Re-Launches His Twitter
Washington DL coach Tosh Lupoi made a name for himself because of his outstanding recruiting prowess. One of the ways he did so was via Twitter, where he would interact with recruits and come up with #hashtags like the infamous "#CalGang". Yesterday was Lupoi's twitter re-birth and he came back with a bang. Here was the tweet he used to announce his return:
Your boy is back... the Real Coach Lup is in the building! No pretenders or fakes here. Lets get this #UWNATION and #DAWGPOUND13' ROCKING— Tosh Lupoi (@CoachLupUW) March 28, 2012
#DAWGPOUND13 looks as if it will be the rallying cry similar to what #CalGang was at his previous school. Lupoi had several other tweets throughout the day, and also managed to gain 2,000+ followers within 24 hours of launching the account.
Steve Sarkisian also posted on his blog about Lupoi's new twitter account. Guess this is kind of a big deal around Montlake.
Mike Leach Talks Mascot Wars
We love, love, LOVE Mike Leach. Yesterday the first-year Washington State head coach was on the Kevin Calabro Show and spoke about all things Cougars. Including how a Cougar would fair in a battle of PAC-12 mascots.
The link we provided for you is to CougCenter's post on the interview, which includes a transciption of the the mascot rant, as well as full audio of Leach's interview with Calabro and Jim Moore. Enjoy.
Chip Kelly Talks Spring Ball
The Oregon Ducks begin spring ball next Tuesday, and head coach Chip Kelly held a pre-spring teleconference Wednesday. One that was apparently abruptly cut short by the Ducks' coach.
Kelly fielded questions about the QB competition, which he says is wide-open. However, we feel anyone other than Bryan Bennett starting for the Ducks would be a surprise.
Kelly also said three freshman (DL Arik Armstead, QB Jake Rodrigues and TE Evan Baylis) enrolled early and will participate in spring practice. Have a look to see what else Mr. Personality had to say.
Beavers Face Hurdles This Spring
As we noted yesterday, Oregon State won't be conducting a "spring game", specifically due to a lack of bodies along the offensive line. It's not just the spring game that will be impacted. however.
The RG brings this story on the lack-of-depth issue, and notes it will affect the Beavers ability to run drills all spring. With only eight healthy players on the line, OSU doesn't even have enough players to run with a second-team unit.
Riley doesn't just talk about the line, though. He also gives an outlook for spring practice at all positions, so it's a good read for those looking to get excited and informed about Beaver football.
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