Pacific-10 Conference news everywhere. Coaches are starting to realize what the heck is going on in their camps as the second week reaches the midway point:
ARIZONA: Not much of a quarterback battle anymore. Wildcats will go with Scott until further notice.
ARIZONA STATE: Three forced turnovers later, Nixon gets Pac-10's first defensive player of the week honors.
CALIFORNIA: The Bears say they've looked at the film on Eastern Washington, and drawn one conclusion – the Eages are not "crummy."
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OREGON: The famous "Punch" in Boise has the Ducks shuffling personnel to add to depth at running back.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers think more playing time is coming for Moevao in the second week of the season.
STANFORD: Cardinal's victory has a price. The team loses one of its starting offensive tackles for up to two months with a broken foot.
UCLA: Former USC assistant now at Tennessee has stirred up emotions this week by dissing the Bruins before the teams' matchup.
USC: Barkley, to Ohio State, on "The Horseshoe – site of this week's top-10 showdown with the Buckeyes. "Bring it on," he said.
WASHINGTON STATE: Coach Paul Wulff told me at the Pac-10 media day that the "weeding-out" process is taking longer than maybe the entire Palouse population thought, and it is still ongoing with the dismissal of receiver Kevin Norrell after his DUI arrest. Wulff said he anticipated two full years – into 2010 spring ball – and that those players not fully on board would be out.