An earlier-than-usual look around the Pacific-10 Conference, since it is the last day of UW's two-a-day workouts at Husky Stadium:
ARIZONA: Here's a feature story on Puyallup's Ryan Grant, an oft-injured fifth-year senior (two ACL surgeries) who is finally getting his chance to start on the offensive line at tackle.
ARIZONA STATE: There are reasons why Burfict could be the biggest impact true freshman in the conference at linebaker. And then there is THIS reason.
CALIFORNIA: As usual, a Bay Area blackout in news. Here is a look at the opening-day roster.
Never miss a local story.
OREGON: The Huskies aren't the only ones tangled in the NCAA's web of ineligibility due to clerical-work bog down. One Ducks' recruit finally got to return to the team.
STANFORD: Cardinal has one hilarious comedian, and he plays linebacker as a true freshman.
UCLA: Dye and Love in dead heat for Bruins starting strong safety position. It should go down to the wire, too.
USC: If signs prove true, then the signal-caller job should go to Corp over Barkley.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Spokesman-Review continues on with position previews, this time on the defensive backs. Also, my pal Jim Moore – whether he truly believes it or not – thinks the Cougars will be a BCS bowl contender (not really, but he is excited about the upcoming fortunes).