Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
Checking in with Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon, the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week.
California is taking Eastern Washington seriously. Seriously.
More on the shakeup of Stanford's offensive line.
Nervous? USC's freshman quarterback Matt Barkley can't wait to meet 105,000 new best friends at Ohio State.
Washington State has booted receiver Kevin Norrell from the team.
The Pac-10 is on the road again, with big nonconference games in hostile sites.