Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: WSU suspends WR Norrell
By Ted Miller
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
- If it's not Rob Gronkowski at tight end, then Arizona will turn to this guy. A former Florida QB is looking at the Wildcats.
- Checking in with Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon, the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week.
- California is taking Eastern Washington seriously. Seriously.
- Oregon is transitioning -- and going small -- at running back. Safety T.J. Ward almost certainly won't play against Purdue.
- Jacquizz Rodgers can help Oregon State's passing offense, too. At UNLV is a step up from Portland State at home
- More on the shakeup of Stanford's offensive line.
- UCLA's new starting cornerback, Courtney Viney, isn't big but he's got heart. Some subplots afoot for UCLA at Tennessee.
- Nervous? USC's freshman quarterback Matt Barkley can't wait to meet 105,000 new best friends at Ohio State.
- Washington's freshman receiver James Johnson looks like he's for real. Jim Moore apparently sneaked into a Huskies coaches meeting. Update from Tuesday's practice.
- Washington State has booted receiver Kevin Norrell from the team.
- The Pac-10 is on the road again, with big nonconference games in hostile sites.