Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Picking up some Pac-10 odds and ends that got overlooked while I was on a mission in a galaxy far, far away ...
Bud Withers on the death of former Washington coach Jim Owens.
UCLA's redshirt freshman defensive end Damien Holmes underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow Friday. He is expected to be ready for fall practices.
Arizona State defensive end Dexter Davis is writing a blog as part of requirements for a summer class. It's called "Sack Lunch with Dexter Davis."
Three Pac-10 players made the top 10 of The Sporting News' Matt Hayes' list of the nation's best players in 2009 and a fourth ended up in the top 25.
Details of new Washington coach Steve Sarkisian's contract were revealed by the Seattle Times.
The U.S. military is interested in Pete Carroll's "Win Forever" philosophy, according to his Web site: "Carroll was a specially invited attendee and speaker at the military's Conference on Small Unit Excellence, a first-of-its-kind seminar in Alexandria, Va., in late April that has since laid the foundation for revolutionary shifts in the actions and attitudes of the country's armed forces."
The Pac-10 is going to stick with round-robin scheduling and focus on cutting costs.
Tom Luginbill believes touted quarterback Jake Heaps (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline High) made the right decision by picking BYU over Washington and others, and the Huskies have other QBs on their radar.