Monday, December 7, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: More on the Weis-Carroll soap opera
By ESPN.com staff
His physiognomy would have sufficiently indicated that he was a shrewd and capable fellow, and in truth he had often sat up all night over a bristling bundle of accounts, and heard the cock crow without a yawn. But Raphael and Titian and Rubens were a new kind of arithmetic, and they inspired our friend, for the first time in his life, with a vague self-mistrust.
- Arizona and Nebraska are unfamiliar foes, but the coaching staffs know each other well. For Arizona fans, there should be some déjà vu.
- Arizona State is hunting for JC offensive linemen, and it got one here.
- Ray Ratto asks the existential question: Just who is California and who will show up in the Poinsettia Bowl against a tough Utah squad? Fact is Cal got everything it could -- in a bad way -- out of its four defeats by a combined count of 145-30.
- Ohio State has a long time to prepare for Oregon's spread-option attack.
- Sure, it's not the Rose Bowl, but Oregon State's Las Vegas Bowl matchup with BYU is intriguing on many levels.
- Stanford's Toby Gerhart will have his hands full with the Oklahoma defense, particularly if quarterback Andrew Luck can't play.
- UCLA is a big fan of Navy -- the Midshipmen need to beat rival Army for the Bruins to get a berth in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29. The Bruins can practice while they await their fate, but quarterback Kevin Prince remains questionable.
- More on the strange Charlie Weis-Pete Carroll Internet accusation saga. Will USC find redemption in Northern California?
- Some snarky USC fans and reporters thought the Trojans would be better off without Nick Holt. So, at the end of the season, which team is playing better defense: USC or Washington? Jim Moore doesn't think Jake Locker will return for his senior season.
- This Washington State quarterback recruit looks good.
- Jon Wilner looks at the winners and losers of the bowl season before it begins -- Jon left one out: The collective "whew" that went out from BCS conference teams when Boise State and TCU were matched in the Fiesta Bowl.