Links: Burfict's still not there as a leader
August, 9, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
In the shadow under the green visor of the cap Ignatius J. Reilly's supercilious blue and yellow eyes looked down upon the other people waiting under the clock at the D.H. Holmes department store, studying the crowd of people for signs of bad taste in dress. Several of the outfits, Ignatius noticed, were new enough and expensive enough to be properly considered offenses against taste and decency. Possession of anything new or expensive only reflected a person's lack of theology and geometry; it could even cast doubts upon one's soul.
- Five redshirts to watch for Arizona. The first scrimmage was sloppy.
- Scott Bordow does a nice job summing up where things stand with Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict. A true freshman might be the Sun Devils backup quarterback.
- A potential No. 3 receiver for California has minor knee surgery. Some notes.
- A freshman receiver has impressed Colorado coach Jon Embree. The Buffs have a starting kicker, but they really need this guy to get healthy.
- Oregon football is back, but the NCAA inquiry is still there. But the Ducks say they don't care about NCAA investigation. A defense of Oregon and Willie Lyles. Some newcomers make an impression.
- Good news for Oregon State: receiver James Rodgers is on the field. Bad news? Two defensive linemen are not.
- Stanford gets started with a mostly healthy roster. Quarterback Andrew Luck manages to stay grounded.
- Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut prepare to battle for the UCLA quarterback job. The Bruins hope a couple of transfers will provide immediate help.
- Five observations from USC's first scrimmage. A redshirt freshman shows some spark at linebacker, a questionable area for the defense.
- Is there a leader in Utah's three-headed race at running back? Norm Chow hopes to boost the offense. A JC transfer makes some noise at safety.
- Washington is on the right track with coach Steve Sarkisian. Is the Huskies' quarterback competition still on-going?
- Washington State hopes a JC transfer will bolster its D-line. A practice report.
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