Pac-10 lunch links: Dreaming of a white Vegas Bowl
December, 18, 2008
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Oregon State fans probably will feel like a seasick crocodile after reviewing the first item.
- This from the Corvallis Gazette Times: "RB Jacquizz Rodgers was on his weekly radio show and said his scapula is broken after getting his X-ray back, and it's not an AC joint sprain like originally thought. That pretty much puts him out for the Sun Bowl." Ouch.
- Just how did Arizona running back Keola Antolin, born in Hawaii, become a child of Las Vegas? Of course, Antolin as well as his teammates -- and most folks who live in Vegas -- are freaking out about the weather: snow. Are you kidding me?
- Both Arizona and Arizona State may be out with the state's top recruit, who -- surprise -- lists USC among his finalists, along with California and Texas. But the Sun Devils may have a keeper coming in at defensive end. And what about this game with BYU next year -- is it on or off?
- You know how California has gone back and forth with its starting quarterbacks much of the season? It may not be over heading into the Emerald Bowl. And Jon Wilner evaluates coach Jeff Tedford this season.
- Oregon defensive end Nick Reed and California center Alex Mack won the Morris Trophy, an award honoring the best offensive and defensive linemen of the Pac-10.
- Will special teams be the difference in the Sun Bowl? That's where Pitt has an advantage over Oregon State. So, with both Rodgers brothers out, who will step up for the Beavers?
- UCLA just poached a big-time recruit from USC.
- Did USC cornerback Shareece Wright resist arrest or is he a victim of overzealous Colton (Calif.) police?
- It's not a slam dunk that USC quarterback Mark Sanchez will return for his senior season.
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