Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: Touted frosh lineman leaves UCLA
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
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- Arizona defensive end Ricky Elmore has found himself this season.
- Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan, who is fighting for his job, is now injured.
- More on Jahvid Best and California's other injured players.
- Oregon's LeGarrette Blount has been working out his life skills. The Ducks defense is ready for redemption against Arizona State.
- Oregon State isn't taking Washington lightly, even though they've dominated the rivalry of late, which has become more spirited in recent years.
- Making a strong case for Stanford running back Toby Gerhart's Heisman Trophy candidacy. Stanford-USC has high stakes, so the coaches are playing nice.
- Touted UCLA freshman offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak has left the team to deal with "personal" issues.
- USC quarterback Matt Barkley, no longer the Pac-10's premier freshman quarterback, blames himself for the offense's recent woes.
- Looking at head coaches who are their own coordinators, starting with Washington's Steve Sarkisian. The numbers aren't there for defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, but the effort clearly is.
- This receiver, Jared Karstetter, has broken through for Washington State.
- Bud Withers and Chris Dufresne both wonder whether the Pac-10 should dump the nine-game round-robin schedule and go back to eight conference games.