Pac-12 lunchtime links
May, 19, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
It's good to be back in Pac-12 country, at least for a day.
- The Pac-12 is known for tough nonconference schedules, and Colorado will fit in perfectly, Sporting News' Matt Hayes writes. Former Buffs end Forrest West transfers to NC State.
- Oregon coach Chip Kelly has no plans of slowing down this summer, John Canzano writes in The Oregonian. Kelly and the Ducks program will host a bowling tournament to benefit the family of a slain Eugene police officer.
- The Orange County Register's Scott M. Reid explores the Pac-12's top coaches (all sports).
- Some USC recruiting notes from The Orange County Register's Michael Lev.
- Oregon State coach Mike Riley discusses the dismissal of the program's longtime head athletic trainer, Paul Buker writes in The Oregonian.
- SI.com's Stewart Mandel weighs in on Arizona State as a sleeper BCS contender.
- UCLA's latest recruit for 2012 has a great name (Psalm Wooching) and a ton of confidence, Chris Foster writes in the Los Angeles Times.
- Arizona saw a slight drop in ticket sales last season, Ryan Finley writes in the Arizona Daily Star.
- Utah quarterback recruit Travis Wilson is a good fit for Norm Chow's offense, Brandon Gurney writes in the Deseret News.
- A look at what Cal coach Jeff Tedford said in a recent radio interview -- and what it might mean, Avinash Kunnath writes.
- UCLA and Arizona State make offers to safety recruit Zach Hoffpauir, Richard Obert writes.