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Pac-10 lunch links: Is Mike Riley jinxed?

11/4/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Apparently Arizona's invasion of Washington on Saturday is serious business -- see below.

  • Rested and healthy, Arizona is taking Washington State seriously. Probably because recording a sixth win Saturday almost guarantees the program its first bowl berth since 1998.

  • And Arizona State is... Taking Washington seriously, too. Probably because they want to avoid a school-record seventh consecutive defeat.

  • Is this the Bay Area's biggest weekend of college football ever (even though California and Stanford are on the road)?

  • Checking in with Oregon AD Pat Kilkenny about television, Ducks coach Mike Bellotti and whether Washington wants to talk to offensive coordinator Chip Kelly.

  • Does Oregon State coach Mike Riley have a UCLA jinx? The latest on quarterback Lyle Moevao.

  • UCLA is thinking bowl push, but it's still tinkering with its offensive line. Notebook also has item about a big recruiting commitment.

  • Is this USC's best defense? Safety Kevin Ellison is trying to come back quickly from his knee injury.

  • Will the easier portion of the schedule provide Washington its first victory?