Pac-10 lunch links: Montana commits to Washington


Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Seven's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. Seven dwarfs. Seven, man, that's the number. Seven chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea? It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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  • USC safety Taylor Mays and receiver Damian Williams try their hands at video journalism. Sort of.

  • Whatever happened to one-year Washington defensive coordinator Ed Donatell?