Monday, February 23, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: Pac-10 at the NFL combine
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
We're throwing at the NFL combine.
- Former Arizona receiver Mike Thomas continues to be short, but Money Mike also continues to do things that figure to make him a lot of coin when the NFL draft rolls around. Like run faster than Percy Harvin. (And note that former UA OT Eben Britton's 40 time probably won't hurt him either).
- And... not to let that combine list linger or anything... but who would have thought that USC linebacker Kaluka Maiava would do just as many reps with 225 pounds -- 30 -- as Brian Cushing, and both would leave sure-fire top-10 LB pick Aaron Curry in their dust (25)?
- Speaking of Cushing... he tries to respond to rumors of steroid use.
- Speaking of draft prospects, whatever happened to Rudy Carpenter's? He needs to convince scouts that a big arm isn't the only thing that matters.
- Andy Levitre, late of Oregon State, talks... you guessed it! -- NFL combine.
- Lots of Pac-10 names -- Patrick Chung, Rulon Davis, Keenan Lewis -- in this combine story.
- Tim Hundley will leave SMU to become UCLA's new secondary coach. Hundley was Rick Neuheisel's defensive coordinator at Colorado and Washington.
- It looks like Washington will have an easier time funding new uniforms than funding a massive renovation of Husky Stadium.