Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: Cal still figuring out where it stands
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Did he live his life again in every detail of desire, temptation, and surrender during that supreme moment of complete knowledge? He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision, he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath. "The horror! The horror!"
- Top five reasons Arizona is ranked. Quarterback Nick Foles is still sick. Sick-sick, not, "Dude! Foles is sick, man!"
- With Arizona State's leading rusher Dimitri Nance nursing a bum shoulder, Ryan Bass might get his shot at running back. Danny Sullivan will start at quarterback against California.
- Will California's run game continue to roll at Arizona State? Cal still doesn't know where it stands in the Pac-10 pecking order.
- Didn't Oregon and USC do this in 2007? It's deja vu for the Ducks and Trojans.
- Oregon State is happy with the Pac-10 taking swift action against a bad call. Jacquizz Rodgers is the best player in the Pac-10.
- Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh likes his quarterback, Andrew Luck. Some bad news for hard-luck lineman Allen Smith.
- UCLA will use two QBs against Oregon State.
- USC freshman QB Matt Barkley claims he doesn't spook easily, even on Halloween night amid a "blackout" at Autzen Stadium. USC thrives in big games.
- Washington linebacker E.J. Savannah can't catch a break -- or, at least, one that doesn't happen inside his hand.
- Washington State is rarely on TV, and that costs the Cougars. That's a big reason playing Notre Dame in San Antonio is necessary.
- Interesting note from Chris Dufresne: "The Pac-10 and Southeastern conferences are battling for the title of nation's top conference. The SEC is No. 1 in four of the six Bowl Championship Series computers: Billingsley, Colley, Massey and Wolfe, and No. 2 in Sagarin and Anderson/Hester. The Pac-10 is No. 1 in Sagarin and Anderson/Hester and No. 2 in the other four."