Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Pac-10 Morning: Cal wins case, UCLA's Lockett suspended
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Welcome to Pac-10 Media Eve. Wonder what we'll find under the CoachSpeak Tree?
- It appears the Tree Sitters now must Stand and Walk Away -- California has won it's court case. Now, the question is: Will the appeals process further delay the building of the $140 million athletic training center? And are all these complications making coach Jeff Tedford's eyes wander?
- The news at UCLA: The school confirms strong safety Bret Lockett's suspension for the season-opener against Tennessee and also announces that reserve tailback Christian Ramirez is academically ineligible.
- Oregon begins the healing process after the drowning death of defensive back Todd Doxey. Bet some of these guys have never looked forward so much to two-a-days.
- Quick update here on Oregon State QB Sean Canfield's shoulder. Sounds like there's some work ahead as he prepares to challenge Lyle Moevao and regain his starting job.
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Molly Yanity checks in with Jake Locker, who explained, among other things, why so few players were at the workout Yanity attended this week. Locker then turned the water Yanity was drinking into Gatorade... and when Yanity protested that she liked water better, he changed it back. True story.
- Meanwhile, The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports on a radio interview with Huskies offensive coordinator Tim Lappano, who taught Locker that trick. Lappano talks about the Huskies lack of recruiting commitments and need to win now.
- The new and improved Orange County Register USC blog has been ranking the Pete Carroll years. Which is No. 1? So many choices!
- Meanwhile, over on the UCLA side of things: Bruins Nation is engaging in some local media criticism. More here.
- Oregon is starting an official blog. And Andy McNamara sure gets a better graphic and photo deal than I did. My bosses, by the way, air-brushed my image to make me uglier and more football-writer-ish.
- Do you dream of Pac-10 expansion? Dan Zeiger says you should stop.
- One fellow's take on the top 10 Heisman blunders of all-time, complete with who should have won.
- John McCain believes in Arizona State (thanks to Pitchfork Nation).
- The Wizard of Odds, Tom Kirkendall and Google Earth take us on a tour of Pac-10 stadiums.