The second-week learning curve is steep and certainly important. Personnel plans get a second look. So do schemes. Here is some of that around the Pacific-10 Conference:
ARIZONA: Think stress disorders are just a baseball thing in sports? Well here is a tale about a defensive end who had to overcome it during fall camp.
CALIFORNIA: Here is a quality running back – a possible 1,000-yard rusher – few talk about in Bears' country.
OREGON: Lost in the post-game melee was the Ducks' putrid passing performance against Boise State. The topic was revisited this week.
STANFORD: Again, little news coming out of the Cardinal camp. One writer has a take on the weekend for the Bay Area schools as a whole.
UCLA: Quick post stating coach Neuheisel had too many elements in last week's game plan. Simplify, Rick, simplify.
USC: Quick post about the role of Johnson in the running game. Bottom line: He'll play more.
WASHINGTON STATE: One Tahoma High product will likely play his fifth game at Qwest Field on Saturday, barring any complications on a mid-week knee injury.