Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
This will be four days of HoneyBaked ham and it still tastes really good.
- George Schroeder talks to Phil Knight and T. Boone Pickens about life as a billionaire booster. How special are Oregon safety Patrick Chung and offensive lineman Max Unger? 51 starts apiece special. Maybe the Holiday Bowl will be about defense.
- Oregon State's defense, ripped apart by Oregon in the season finale, will be the key against Pittsburgh. And, finally, some good news on the injury front.
- Here's the latest USC-UCLA tiff: Ken Norton lashing out at UCLA for, allegedly, using his potentially joining the Bruins staff as a recruiting lure.
- USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has been embraced by the Hispanic community of Los Angeles. A few years back, Joe Paterno took a shot at USC.
- It appears Washington State will beat out Washington, Oregon State and Boise State for the state's top recruit.