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Pac-10 lunch links: It's about Luck at Stanford

8/14/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Happy birthday Halle Berry, Gary Larson and Tim Tebow.

  • Arizona is much deeper than when coach Mike Stoops first arrived in Tucson. And a driving rain storm at Fort Huachuca is a good thing. My favorite paragraph of the day:

While the Wildcats practiced, Fort Huachuca soldiers were in the midst of a week-long field training exercise in nearby Garden Canyon. The canyon, located at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, includes replicas of Afghan and Iraqi villages; soldiers interact with contract players -- actors -- posing as sheiks and police chiefs.

  • Bigfoot was spotted at Arizona State. At the end of a Paola Boivin column, Sun Devils offensive tackle Shaun Lauvao is projected as a seventh-round NFL draft pick. Got a crisp $1 bill that says he goes higher, and that's not just because I second Boivin's take that Lauvao is a cool cat.

  • California is looking for a fullback. It may have found a playmaker among its freshmen.

  • No black jerseys at Oregon practice, in large part because both lines are works in progress.

  • You may be worried about Oregon State's cornerbacks but they are not worried about themselves.

  • Checking in with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The Cardinal offensive line is young but promising.

  • UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price gets a little chippy. That's a good thing. It leads to stuff like this.

  • USC quarterback Matt Barkley bounced back from a poor morning workout, while it appears Aaron Corp might be back sooner rather than later. More on TE Blake Ayles' heart issues.

  • There are many hard-working guys behind the scenes on football teams. Here's a look at Washington. The Husky linebackers, who might be sneaky good, are hungry. A practice report.

  • Washington State's offensive line is bringing nasty back. Is Jeshua Anderson going to be more than a track guy?