Monday, December 21, 2009
Pac-10 lunch links: More issues at USC
By Ted Miller
Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again.
- Highly respected former Washington athletic director Mike Lude talks about how Arizona should move forward in its search for a new AD. Checking in with Wildcats defensive end Ricky Elmore, who isn't happy he was snubbed on the All-Pac-10 teams.
- Arizona State picks up its 18th commitment from a cornerback.
- California injury news: guard Matt Summers-Gavin (concussion) is out of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, while cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson is still nursing a sprained ankle. Linebacker Eddie Young will be the subject of a documentary.
- What might have been for the Oregon offense if Terrelle Pryor had become a Duck. A couple of notable absences from Ducks practice Sunday.
- Oregon State -- and reporters who cover Oregon State -- will miss linebacker Keaton Kristick. The Beavers have won five bowl games in a row, but BYU is by far their biggest test. Ryan Katz, the favorite to win the QB job in 2010, would love to make his first start on a big stage vs. TCU.
- Jim Harbaugh's contract extension with Stanford doesn't mean he's going to stay at Stanford for a long time.
- Will UCLA be able to run against a tough Temple run defense? Speaking of stopping the run: Can the Bruins stop this guy?
- Two USC players might not be academically eligible for the Emerald Bowl, and it's unclear what running back Joe McKnight's status will be. Michael Lev makes some good points about the McKnight situation.
- Washington's All-Decade team: Defense.
- More on a recent Washington State commitment.