Pac-12 links: Thomas ready to lead Ducks
September, 1, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think you're going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it you're gonna do the same for him. That's a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?
- Arizona running back Keola Antolin is rested and ready.
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- California is healthy as it puts in final prep for Fresno State. Fans are excited about the freshmen.
- Colorado is concerned about Hawaii's defense. The Buffs pick up a quarterback transfer.
- Oregon has a big advantage against LSU at quarterback, where Darron Thomas is ready to lead. Is Oregon good because of its uniforms? Interesting analysis of the Ducks D vs. the LSU O: Note the line about the quarterbacks who have beaten Oregon the past two years: Kellen Moore, Andrew Luck, Terrelle Pryor and Cam Newton.
- Quarterback Ryan Katz is Oregon State's glue guy. Some Beavers notes.
- Andrew Luck isn't afraid to embrace the nerd inside him, at least if by "nerd" you mean "well-rounded, smart, humble."
- Houston quarterback Case Keenum will keep UCLA's cornerbacks busy. Meet the surprise starter at one safety spot.
- USC quarterback Matt Barkley has big goals. Lane Kiffin is worried about Minnesota.
- Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn isn't turning into a hippie; he's paying tribute to his grandmother. The Utes dress for success.
- Meet the man in the middle of Washington's defense.
- Washington State's redshirt freshmen are eager for action. A tight end might be ready to help the Cougs.
Final Hawaii 12 Colorado 21 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Georgia State 14 Washington 45 Final California 45 Arizona 49 Final 2 Oregon 38 Washington State 31 Final San Diego State 7 Oregon State 28