Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Pac-10 Morning: USC offensive line will be challenged
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Hope this weekend's game features more speed than my Internet connection in LA. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
- Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski might return from illness and play this week against New Mexico. WR Terrell Reese, arrested for DUI over the weekend, is the fourth Wildcat since May to earn a suspension from coach Mike Stoops. Yeah, but things are going well in the red zone.
- "Bring on Georgia" signs at Arizona State-Stanford game were made by a Georgia-based company, according to Jeff Metcalfe, one with significant ties to the SEC, by the way. Coach Dennis Erickson admitted he was fairly happy with how things went against Stanford, though he'd probably prefer that Keegan Herring's hamstring feel better.
- The final four Tree Sitters may be forced out in the next couple of days. Maryland, California's opponent Saturday, is struggling and may make some changes.
- The Oregon offense is rolling, but the competition hasn't been stellar so far. RB Jeremiah Johnson has been cleared to practice after hurting his shoulder against Utah State.
- Oregon State hopes to get better with Hawaii coming to town. The Warriors looked a lot better with QB Tyler Graunke running the offense.
- UCLA is a rallying around QB Kevin Craft. Quick injury update. There's a bit of déjà vu playing BYU again. Expectations are higher now.
- USC's offensive line will get a far bigger test against Ohio State. Some of the elite Trojans and Buckeyes know each other. USC expects to see Beanie.
- Heading up to Seattle to play Washington, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn't want to talk about Pac-10 officials. Huskies coach Tyrone Willingham did, though, making more critical comments than he had after the game. RB Chris Polk may be out for the season. No time to pout with the Sooners coming to town.
- Washington State is headed to Baylor to try to find itself. Meet the Bears. Reflecting on the blowout defeat to Cal.