Pac-10 lunch links: UCLA frosh wants a piece of Tennessee

August, 27, 2009
8/27/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, --
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Why are Pac-10 fans different? Well, this is different. It's a 2,250-word "meditation" on the Pac-10's round robin scheduling, featuring charts and graphs. It's very impressive. And compelling. Not sure if it changes my opinion on the issue, but I guarantee that this will get printed out and circulated at the Pac-10 and other corporate offices.Arizona tackle Adam Grant is healthy and ready to lead the Wildcats.An updated depth chart for Arizona State, which needs to get healthy along its O-line. Touted LB recruit Vontaze Burfict shows every sign of being the real deal, but he still awaits a verdict from the NCAA Clearinghouse.California should be good this season and into the future on the offensive line, which is now set. Of course, this guy only needs a small crack. The Quad ranks Cal No. 9.Thoughts from Oregon coach Chip Kelly on a variety of topics. Touted cornerback recruit Cliff Harris is headed to town.Reviewing the scene at Oregon State as camp winds down.Who is the most interesting Pac-10 player? Might be this Stanford linebacker. Of course, there will be a lot of interest in this guy from Cardinal fans.Might a UCLA freshman come back to haunt Tennessee? Chane Moline should help the running game.USC fans shouldn't worry that the offense has struggled in scrimmages. Another prediction that Aaron Corp will start at quarterback.Washington turns its attention to LSU. That means the Huskies' offense will have to turn it around.Previewing the Washington State secondary, which would be a lot better off if cornerback Brandon Jones' sprained ankle heals quickly. A
search for optimism among Washington State fans. A tough Coug fights a tough condition.

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