Jobs to be had in the Pacific-10 Conference starting now. Here is a roundup of the camps:
ARIZONA: Willie Tuitama was special. And the Wildcats are learning, not just any quarterback can run their wide-open spread attack. In fact, in the end, this might be running back Nic Grigsby's offense to shine in.
ARIZONA STATE: Coach Dennis Erickson was cranky about last year's mediocre showing. Usually when that happens, a big rebound is around the corner. No wonder Erickson has been hyper-sensitive to his team's effort.
CALIFORNIA: Like the Huskies, Cal will hold a team scrimmage today. Looks like it will be without its star tailback, too.
OREGON: The Ducks cannot afford to have the special-teams horror they had in last year's game against Boise State. And when they take the field, they'll have two new starters – likely Rice at punter, and Flint at kicker.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers seem to have a bad run on receiver fortunes, and Monday was no exception. Catchings, their go-to weapon, is out for the season with a hand injury.
STANFORD: Is this the year the Cardinal is a factor in the conference race? Not if you listen to some experts – and the Stanford players aren't.
UCLA: The Bruins have their own injury issues, particularly on the defensive line (Ward, Stokes). So, the reshuffle is on.
USC: O'Dowd, the team's best offensive lineman at center, is out a few weeks with a dislocated kneecap – leaving the starting battery on the shelf.
WASHINGTON STATE: Sort of a look-back in today's Spokesman-Review, on team doctor Ed Tingstad (a great guy, I might add), who is a former Cougars' running back beset by injuries.