Pac-10 lunch links: Is Barkley really healthy?
September, 24, 2009
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Years ago, a child in a tree with a small caliber rifle bushwhacked a piano through the open summer windows of a neighbor's living room. The child's name was Nicholas Payne.
- Devin Ross, Arizona's All-Pac-10 cornerback, doesn't have pleasant memories from last year's game with Oregon State. A redshirt is coming off Arizona's touted true freshman safety Adam Hall.
- The visit to Georgia provides Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan an opportunity to prove himself.
- California's Jahvid Best gets ready for the big stage at Autzen Stadium. Cal defensive coordinator Bob Gregory has been solid vs. the spread.
- It appears Oregon won't have safety T.J. Ward this weekend against Cal. Other news and notes. Will Oregon don throwback uniforms? An interesting piece on QB coaching.
- Oregon State found a tight end hidden in the woods. Some Beavers video and notes.
- Stanford is playing a big home game and maybe Cardinal fans will notice. Here's some amusing video of Toby Gerhart. Seems he's thinking about taking up a third sport.
- UCLA defensive end Reginald Stokes is healing quickly and may play on Oct. 3 against Stanford. A Bruins tailback needs to hold onto the ball better.
- USC's offense is back in Matt Barkley's hands -- which some observers found odd because Barkley isn't healthy -- but safety Taylor Mays remains questionable for Washington State. More injury updates.
- Checking in with Washington defensive coordinator Nick Holt, who's invigorated the Huskies defense while struggling with self-control. Sounds like practice was physical.
- Washington State -- again -- has some injury news, though not all of it is bad.