Pac-10 lunch links: How will Washington cope with LSU's speed?
September, 4, 2009
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Greg Hansen breaks down how Arizona will figure out who its starting quarterback should be. This is great: Big men hitting the right note.
- Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan is embracing his opportunity. The crowd may be small on Saturday. Per Jeff Metcalfe: "Coach Dennis Erickson said Thursday that offensive linemen Garth Gerhart and Tom Njunge and tight end Dan Knapp will be healthy enough to play. Defensive tackle Lawrence Guy (biceps), offensive lineman Zach Schlink (knee) and linebackers Shelly Lyons (knee) and Oliver Aaron (elbow) are out."
- California running back Jahvid Best is still hearing about that hit he took -- and the technicolor yawn he delivered -- last year at Maryland. It's Kevin Riley's time to step up. Cal's talented defensive ends are different.
- After LeGarrette Blount's meltdown, Oregon has issues at running back. An Oregon-Boise State rematch? Maybe. Ducks can make more money playing Texas A&M, though.
- It's brother against brother in Oregon State's game with Portland State. Damola Adeniji will start for the Beavers, and that's a good story.
- Checking in with Jonathan Martin, one of Stanford's young but talented offensive linemen.
- Ten UCLA players will make their college debut against San Diego State.
- USC's youngsters are ready to go -- and Aaron Corp is available, if needed. The NCAA clears USC. At least of this. Wes Horton will start at defensive end. Matt Barkley's faith gives him poise.
- Has Washington found a playmaker at receiver? The Huskies only chance on defense is to outsmart LSU's speed. Jake Locker's wait is over. This Husky is a success even if he doesn't know it.
- There's a youth movement at Washington State. Center Kenny Alfred is one cool Coug. Be patient with freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel.