Pac-12 links: Tough QBs to test Buffs, UCLA
August, 30, 2011
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com
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- A couple of freshmen will play for Arizona in the opener, and one is likely to start at linebacker. It's an interesting mix of youth and experience on the depth chart.
- Arizona State is hoping this Carr doesn't break down anymore. Some highlights from Dennis Erickson's news conference.
- For the first time, it's fair to say there is pressure to win for California coach Jeff Tedford.
- Colorado safety Ray Polk is ready to step up. This is the guy he needs to stop.
- Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas thinks the LSU game is even bigger than the last one he played, which was fairly big. Ducks are fairly healthy.
- Oregon State hopes for some production from its slot receiver, Jordan Bishop. Some notes.
- This guy was going to be a weapon for Stanford in 2010 until he got hurt, but now he's ready to go. Will San Jose State teach Andrew Luck a history lesson (answer: no)?
- No quarterback news at UCLA. Houston quarterback Case Keenum gets another shot at the Bruins.
- USC's defense plans to turn things around after a down 2010. What's left on the Trojans' to-do list?
- This Utah defensive back does most of his talking on the field. Four running backs figure to get touches Saturday. This cornerback is now eligible to play this year.
- The Keith Price Era begins at Washington. The Huskies promise not to overlook Eastern Washington.
- Washington State is feeling optimistic. Breaking down the Cougars' depth chart.
- There aren't many answers yet for Pac-12 Enterprises.
- Pac-12 coaches talk about each other anonymously.
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State