Pac-10 lunch links: Cal shuts down practices

August, 19, 2009
8/19/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

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Throw in undependable, too
Do my foolish alibis bore you?
Well I'm not too clever -- I just adore you!!!!

  • Shhhh! Arizona is going to pick a quarterback this week but might not tell you who it is.
  • A number of freshman will play for Arizona State, and that might include one at quarterback.
  • Enjoy this practice report because it appears that California coach Jeff Tedford is closing down practices. Both quarterbacks are playing well. Injury news in both stories on Jahvid Best, center Chris Guarnero, tight end Tad Smith and receiver Michael Calvin.
  • Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount missed practice for personal reasons. Backup QB Nate Costa continues to shine, but there is no quarterback controversy.
  • It appears that Virginia transfer Peter Lalich is growing up and growing into Oregon State's program and looks like he'll be a factor at quarterback in the future. Tim Clark will lead the Beavers' secondary. The injury list. Yikes.
  • Stanford has an interesting slogan: "EUTM: Enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
  • Randall Carroll will address UCLA's need for speed.
  • Is Mitch Mustain USC's forgotten man?
  • Washington tailback Chris Polk almost quit. Notes from Tuesday's scrimmage.
  • Washington State's two sessions were different.

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