One Pacific-10 Conference school is in action today (Oregon) while the rest of them are wrapping up practices in preparation for first-week opponents:
Here's what we got for you:
ARIZONA: A patsy in Central Michigan? The Wildcats have struggled against multi-faceted quarterbacks, and this opponent has a good one.
ARIZONA STATE: After weeks of battling for the starting quarterback job, Sullivan is ready to take off in Sun Devils offense.
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CALIFORNIA: Bookend defensive ends are different in personalities, but similarly dangerous coming off the edge for the Bears.
OREGON: In Chip We Trust? Only if the Ducks beat Boise State tonight on the road.
OREGON STATE: Backup offensive lineman has departed from the team just days away from the season opener.
STANFORD: Rare that a third-stringer creates such a stir around camp. But see what this player has battled through.
UCLA: Bruins defensive line is rounding into form at the right time.
USC: The usual lofty ambitions still apply, and the Trojans think they are legitimate BCS title contenders.
WASHINGTON STATE: Lots of good tidbits from this post. And the Spokesman-Review alludes to three areas the Cougars need to shore up – mostly for the future. They are team speed, depth and playmaking – all vitals to challenge for a conference title. WSU has little of all three, thus making the Cougars likely the 10th team in the Pac-10 this season.