Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Pac-10 lunch links: UCLA suspends three
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
These links won in a landslide.
- It's looking more and more likely that Nate Longshore will start at quarterback for California at USC because Kevin Riley isn't practicing due to the concussion he suffered vs. Oregon.
- UCLA's chances vs. Oregon State just got a lot worse: The Bruins have suspended three players for a violation of team rules -- the L.A. Times reported that the players violated the department's drug use policy.
- Comparing all-time lows: Arizona in 2003 vs. Washington State in 2008.
- High-strung receiver Nate Kimbrough might inject some emotion into the Arizona State offense. And some O-line changes may help, too
- Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli returned to practice but it's still unclear whether he or Justin Roper will start at quarterback against Stanford.
- Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao didn't practice Tuesday. Though his injured shoulder is improving, it seems unlikely he will start at UCLA.
- Stanford's potent running game will take a hit if fullback Owen Marecic can't play.
- Cal is a big test for USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. Is Pete Carroll right to rant about the BCS system? Here's a contrarian view on the supposed greatness of USC's defense.
- Washington's season is "eating away" at center Juan Garcia.
- Washington State coach Paul Wulff gets a vote of confidence from athletic director Jim Sterk.