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Pac-10 weekend: Beavers and Cardinal get started

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

I wish my friend in the diamond business were a Gecko.

  • Oregon State is out of the blocks, and there are issues on the offensive line, particularly with guard Jeremy Perry's health. With Perry, the Beavers offensive line is above average. Without him? Things get dicey. And what about the rebuilding defense -- or is it merely reloading?

  • It's all about the QBs at Stanford, the Beavers opening day opponent, who also have begun camp. Coach Jim Harbaugh has said he wants to pick a No. 1 guy before camp is 10 days old. Other big news for the Cardinal: Tackle Allen Smith has been cleared for rehab work that should get him ready to play at some point this season.

  • John Moredich has Five Questions for Arizona. Best of all: He has answers, too. What's coach Mike Stoops got to say? "We are going to move the football. I promise you that."

  • Some Duck notes from Rob Moseley, including a list of the formal QB pecking order and an injury report. Another report says the Ducks have added a "big-time" linebacker.

  • Hey, Jeff Tedford... can I borrow $5. Or $5,000. Here's a report on California's highest plaid state employee. Note: USC is a private school.

  • Arizona State receiver Chris McGaha is not only clutch... he's a a family man.

  • And here's a Sun Devils preview to consider.

  • The WSU Football Blog looks at the big guys on the offensive side of the ball.

  • UCLA TB Kahlil Bell back is healthy again... and hungry.

  • The LA Times looks at the guy with a tautological name who's hiding backstage in the Reggie Bush case: Michael Michaels.

  • Who are the USC newcomers to watch? Bet at least a couple of guys on this list make names for themselves this season.

  • Washington's seemingly endless hunt for a new athletic director doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.