Pac-12: Johnathan Turner
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
I feel like I'm back home in Berkeley doing these links. Let's see what's happening around the Pac-10.
- Oregon's newest two-deep is out and Darron Thomas, not Nate Costa, replaces Justin Roper as the backup quarterback, The Register-Guard's Rob Moseley writes in his blog.
- Former Washington coach Ty Willingham is still raking in the dough, The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta writes in his blog.
- Cal continues to raid the Elite 11 quarterback camp for top players, Jonathan Okanes writes in the Contra Costa Times.
- Former Arizona football player Johnathan Turner has filed a motion to reverse his suspension from the school, Ryan Finley writes in the Arizona Daily Star.
- UCLA will hold its own one-day camp for quarterbacks on June 6, the L.A. Daily News' Brian Dohn writes in his blog.
- Colin Cowherd thinks Pac-10 coaches deserve more money to enhance the league's reputation.
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
The first of 10 quick updates on offseason Pac-10 goings on...
Arizona in a sentence ...
- Mike Stoops needs six or seven victories and a bowl game to keep his job, and count on him coming through with this favorable schedule.
The Big Question ...
- With just three starters back on defense, can the Wildcats and senior quarterback Willie Tuitama score enough points to earn the program's first bowl berth since 1998 and save Stoops' job?
Quick hit news ...
- Hoping to bolster it anemic running game, Arizona signed 225-pound junior college running back Nick Booth during the off-season. Booth could become a power-running option beside Nic Grigsby, Xavier Smith and incoming freshman Keola Antolin.
- Defensive end Johnathan Turner, the Wildcats most experienced defensive lineman, has been suspended from all team activities this summer after being charged with sexual assault last spring. Turner will remain on scholarship while awaiting trial, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
- The Wildcats will practice at Fort Huachuca -- an army base -- Aug. 13-16. The players will sleep in the barracks and interact with the troops.