NCF Nation: Greg Trent
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Not to be too serious, but take a moment and remember what day it is.
- Arizona surely is sorry to hear the New Mexico QB is struggling.
- Arizona State's tight ends are playing OK, which is a bit of a surprise after significant attrition at the position. Here's a boost for the offensive line. Turns out the "Bring on Georgia" promotion wasn't a conspiracy from Atlanta. My wife loves Chick-fil-A, so consider this an apology.
- Maryland may not look good on film, but this is a long road trip for California. Let's hear it for the fullback, who brings out the Best in the Bears running game. For those interested in a review of how the Tree Sitters started sitting, here's a good read.
- Nice story on Oregon's "other" defensive end, Will Tukuafu, becoming the Ducks' emotional leader.
- What's wrong with the Oregon State defense?
- Stanford TE Jim Dray, back from a knee injury, could play against TCU.
- UCLA might be able to exploit BYU's secondary. Which Kevin Craft shows up at BYU to run the Bruins offense? Speaking of QBs, an update on Ben Olson. And might Moya be Craft's go-to guy?
- Hey, it's USC -- that means celebrities on the sidelines! DT Fili Moala likes Ohio State's physical style of play. A keyboard battle over the USC-Ohio State showdown. Spicer wants to spice things up.
- The good news is Washington safety Darin Harris is OK. The bad news is his concussion will sideline him for the Oklahoma game. Also in the story: RB Chris Polk is likely done for the year due to a shoulder injury but the freshman likely will qualify for a redshirt year. Where's the pass rush? Frosh TE Kavario Middleton is stepping up.
- Washington State is down, but LB Gary Trent is the sort of player who can bring the program back. Former coach Jim Walden asks for patience.
- Jon Wilner reacts to an Indianapolis Star report on "special admits" for football programs, of which California led the nation.