Pac-10 Morning: UCLA desperately searches on offense
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
The Pac-10 visits Stuart Smalley: "We deserve good things. We are entitled to our share of happiness. We refuse to beat ourselves up. We are an attractive conference. We are fun to watch. Because we're good enough, we're smart enough, and, doggonit, people like us!"
- It's too bad more folks don't know just how good Arizona WR Mike Thomas is. He's well on his way to becoming the Pac-10's all-time leading receiver. Offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes takes some heat off QB Willie Tuitama saying, "Blame me."
- Arizona State gets a boost on defense. Looking at Georgia.
- From the California locker room: We won't collapse because of the setback at Maryland.
- With QB issues, Oregon will rely on its defense against Boise State. What's up with touted JC DL recruit Justin Thompson?
- Oregon State needs help on the OL, and OT Tavita Thompson has hired a lawyer and is challenging the NCAA suspension that was scheduled to keep him sidelined until Nov. 1. The Beavers are thinking about USC, which visits next Thursday.
- Is Andrew in Luck? Stanford has QB issues, and coach Jim Harbaugh booted reporters from practice while touted freshman Andrew Luck split first-team reps with Tavita Pritchard.
- The UCLA offense is in flux as Rick Neuheisel and company try to find the right combinations both on the line and at running back. Trying to figure out who the Bruins really are.
- USC's defensive front killed Ohio State. Checking in with QB Mark Sanchez, the Heisman Trophy candidate. What was the play of the game vs. Ohio State? Injury update. More on RB Joe McKnight's migraines.
- Washington will focus on the running game during the bye week. Art Thiel weighs in the prolonged AD search and general messiness around the program.
- Washington State's defense is historically bad, at least for now. On offense, QB Kevin Lopina is the man -- if he's healthy.