Pac-10 lunch links: Ludwig tries to silence Utah critics
December, 22, 2009
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com
I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about. Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
- Arizona coach Mike Stoops has done more with less -- what would he be able to build if he got more? A good season for Arizona has been frustrating for backup QB Matt Scott.
- Arizona State loses a QB commitment for its 2010 class, possibly because it's still looking for an offensive coordinator.
- The Poinsettia Bowl might help California offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig silence his critics, considering many of them are Utah fans. Cal fullback Brian Holley is a walkon from nowhere who made good.
- Going to the Rose Bowl is special for all Oregon folks, but particularly so for long-time defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. Some Ohio State players apparently are in trouble.
- It's been a long, twisting road for Sean Canfield at Oregon State. Missed this must-read story the other day: John Canzano visits the incarcerated father of James and Jacquizz Rodgers. BYU says it's focused this year.
- Stanford is happy to go to the Sun Bowl, but not for financial reasons.
- UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is working on ball-security.
- USC is thin at tight end and thick with bad news. More on the Joe McKnight situation.
- Washington is battling Texas Tech for a linebacker recruit.
- Washington State's all-decade team takes an interesting turn, and is another Pac-10 coach trying to poach Coug recruits?
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State