Pac-10 lunch links: What's different about Cal's defense?
August, 19, 2010
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
I am a Tralfamadorian, seeing all time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.
- What are the Arizona coaches favorite drills?
- It appears arm trouble (again) for Samson Szakacsy has made Arizona State's QB competition just a two-man race.
- Comparing new California defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast to Bob Gregory, his predecessor. A Bears training camp report: The OLBs are set.
- Oregon's QB decision won't come until the week of the season-opener vs. New Mexico. A look at the situation at tight end (my impression is Chip Kelly is plenty satisfied with David Paulson).
- Oregon State QB Ryan Katz needs to show he can handle the blitz during Thursday's scrimmage.
- Stanford needs to get better in the secondary. As for the mystery CB: True freshman Barry Browning is my guess.
- UCLA QB Kevin Prince continues to miss time with a strained oblique, and there's nothing oblique about the strain that's putting on the offense. A good camp has Johnathan Franklin back in the picture at RB.
- USC's talented but suspended -- for the season opener -- tailback Dillon Baxter says he needs to stop acting like a knucklehead. Will the O-line get healthy?
- Where do things stand with the Washington offensive line? About as expected. Things aren't as certain on the D-line.
- Washington State coach Paul Wulff reminds his players that football is supposed to be fun -- and if it's not, then turn on the slip-and-slide. Wulff is not on the hot seat, says this column.
- George Schroeder visits Ole Miss to check in with HE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED.
- And in the Making a Mountain of Out of a Mole Hill Category, we give you the latest "controversy" with LeGarrette Blount.