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Sunday morning links

8/30/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.

  • Fear the Gronk, who is a Threat (and hope his back is OK). Who is going to be Arizona's quarterback? This from Ryan Finley: "Stoops could name a starting quarterback at his 11 a.m. news conference in McKale Center. But don't count on it -- Stoops and his assistants have been super secretive on the quarterback front over the last week, and could opt to keep Central Michigan guessing until kickoff. Regardless of what's said -- or not said -- Monday, the smart money's on sophomore Matt Scott."

  • No big surprises on Arizona State's depth chart, other than the pecking order at safety. The defense will lead.

  • California's Verran Tucker is starting at receiver because he started studying -- the last line of the preceding link is a must-read for Cal fans.

  • Oregon and Boise State talk about each other. Some notes on the Ducks' depth chart.

  • Oregon State focuses on Portland State.

  • Stanford is tough on the D-line.

  • UCLA's offense is still a work in progress. The Bruins picked up a defensive tackle transfer. Good feature on running back Christian Ramirez (but will he get healthy?).

  • Receiver Ronald Johnson's broken collarbone -- out at least six weeks -- is the latest in a string of injuries for USC. The depth chart. But note that Josh Pinkard is back at cornerback while Shareece Wright is out.

  • Nick Holt brings energy to Washington.

  • How will Washington State measure success? What stood out during camp and, more importantly, who's going to start?