Pac-10 lunch links: Neuheisel trying to motivate wounded UCLA
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
I don't know about you, but when unranked West Virginia scored 31 unanswered points last night and rolled up 445 yards against a SUPER-VICIOUS SEC DEFENSE, I wondered if our SEC friends got an idea of why playing any BCS team on the road isn't so easy.
- Arizona and USC... a tale of two quarterbacks. And here's a recruiting subplot.
- Keegan Herring's return should help Arizona State's running game against Oregon.
- California kicker Giorgio Tavecchio isn't your typical Pac-10 football player. And it might not matter who plays quarterback for Cal considering how banged up UCLA is.
- Here comes the Oregon pass rush... will Rudy Carpenter survive? The Ducks are looking for their own answers on offense, and they might need to go deeper on the depth chart at receiver.
- This stood out in this Oregon State notebook:
For all of the discussion about OSU's offensive line, and how much the insertion of prodigal tackle Tavita Thompson (if he moves right into the starting lineup) will impact continuity in the ASU game, the more pressing issue this week might be starting RG Gregg Peat's sore shoulder, which kept him out of practice. ... the depth chart shows Jeremy Perry as Peat's backup. That is wishful thinking, with Perry not even around because of his health and some personal issues. ... OSU has not made an official announcement, but we wouldn't be surprised if JP is done.