Here is an LA Times look at Southern California's tailback situation. As of now, it looks like a freshman will get the first start of the season.
Meanwhile, it looks like Cal also will turn to a freshman to fill its injury-created hole in the secondary. Click here for the Oakland Tribune story.
Injuries also are messing with the Duck's best-laid plans. Here is The Oregonian's update.
And finally, all eyes are on sophomore Rudy Carpenter this week in the aftermath of Arizona State's quarterback fiasco. The Arizona Republic has a good roundup here.