Michigan State hired coach Jonathan Smith away from No. 15 Oregon State. The former Beaver QB was 34-35 over six seasons at Oregon State, including an 8-4 mark this year as the program earned at least eight wins in consecutive seasons.
No. 23 Washington State will host Northern Colorado on Saturday. It's a bridge game for the Cougars between last week's upset of Wisconsin and next week's Pac-12 Conference opener against No. 16 Oregon State.
The past 18 months have been a whirlwind for Washington State coach Jake Dickert and the entire Cougars program. Washington State is hoping for some stability this season even as its future conference affiliation remains up in the air.