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Morning links: First day of camp dominated by defense

Tuesday's camp schedule looks the same as Monday --  a 10 a.m. practice for the veterans, and a 4 p.m. session for newcomers and a few of the younger returning players.

Let's take a look back at Day 1, and check in elsewhere in the Pac-12 ...

--- Here's our story in today's newspaper looking at the Huskies' early belief in changes made by first-year coach Chris Petersen.

--- There was also basketball news yesterday, with Washington and Gonzaga announcing a renewal of their rivalry series beginning in 2016-17.

--- Adam Jude writes about Hau'oli Kikaha, who is adjusting to the new "buck" linebacker role. That's actually the same terminology used by Washington State and defensive coordinator Mike Breske. Travis Long was the first player to fill that role for the Cougars under coach Mike Leach, to give you an idea of the kind of athlete coaches tend to like there.

--- Larry Stone writes about the beginning of the Petersen era.

--- Shaq Thompson could be the Pac-12's next two-way star, the AP writes.

--- The UW Daily has this story from practice.

--- Austin Seferian-Jenkins didn't like the way he practiced for Tampa Bay yesterday.

--- Washington State gave coach Mike Leach and some assistants a pretty substantial raise. Leach is now the third-highest paid coach among public schools in the Pac-12 (USC and Stanford aren't required to report salary information, though Steve Sarkisian and David Shaw are likely in the top third of the conference).

--- The Cougars also held their third practice of camp.

--- Here's what happened at Arizona's camp.

--- A freshman running back is turning heads at Arizona State.

--- What's known and unknown as Utah trudges through camp.

--- An Auburn transfer has been granted immediate eligibility to play for Colorado.

--- USC practiced for nearly three hours, counting a walk-through, on Monday. The Trojans also welcomed fans back to practice. We'll see how long that lasts.

---Brett Hundley is UCLA's leading man.

--- Shaw said he liked the way Stanford practiced on the first day of camp.

--- Who's going to replace Brandin Cooks at Oregon State?

--- Oregon has its eyes on the College Football Playoff, even if the Ducks aren't talking much about it.

--- Four issues to consider for California as camp begins. The Bears are thankful not to have to install all that much this season.

--- The family of Ted Agu, the Cal football player who died after an offseason conditioning run in February, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the school.

--- Four issues for Stanford, too.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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