Pac-10 lunch links: WSU suspends WR Norrell


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.

  • If it's not Rob Gronkowski at tight end, then Arizona will turn to this guy. A former Florida QB is looking at the Wildcats.

  • Checking in with Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon, the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week.

  • California is taking Eastern Washington seriously. Seriously.

  • Oregon is transitioning -- and going small -- at running back. Safety T.J. Ward almost certainly won't play against Purdue.

  • Jacquizz Rodgers can help Oregon State's passing offense, too. At UNLV is a step up from Portland State at home

  • More on the shakeup of Stanford's offensive line.

  • UCLA's new starting cornerback, Courtney Viney, isn't big but he's got heart. Some subplots afoot for UCLA at Tennessee.

  • Nervous? USC's freshman quarterback Matt Barkley can't wait to meet 105,000 new best friends at Ohio State.

  • Washington's freshman receiver James Johnson looks like he's for real. Jim Moore apparently sneaked into a Huskies coaches meeting. Update from Tuesday's practice.

  • 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.