Friday, August 22, 2008

Pac Ten Alley

Pac Ten Alley

Its time to take the weekly walk down the coast to see what the neighbors are up to.

Addicted to Quack chips in on the injury to Costa. This extent of the injury is still a mystery but it is looking more and more like Roper will start next weekend.

1320 "The Score" is reporting that Costa has injured the same knee that was surgically repaired last year. Good news is that he finished out the practice and then discussed this with the coaches. From what we've heard, he will be getting an MRI tonight. However, Oregon's orthopedic surgeon is out of town, so results may not be back until Sunday. At this point, we don't know the extent of this. It could be very serious, or quite minor. He won't be playing for at least a few days.

The return of Toby Gerhart is boosting Stanfords gridiron fortunes.

The last time Stanford's Toby Gerhart played a football game, he ran like an All-American.
But while shredding San Jose State for 140 yards in just 12 carries last September, Gerhart partially tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Expected to be out a few weeks, the running back spent the rest of the season on the sideline.

Arizona looks back at the #12.

With 12 days to kickoff we look at the number 12, and we remember some great ex-Wildcat quarterbacks. It was a difficult choice to pick the top ‘Cat at #12, but in the end we had to go with Arizona’s current passing leader, Tom Tunnicliffe.

Kevin Riley was named the starting QB for Cal's opener.

Following Thursday's practice, Cal coach Jeff Tedford announced that he has named sophomore Kevin Riley as the Bears' starting quarterback for the season opener on Aug. 30 against Michigan State. Still on the field, he was quick to address the elephant in the room as he met with media members. "Kevin is going to start, might as well cut to the chase," Tedford said. "Kevin's going to start the first game. We feel like both of them have had great camps. Kevin's going to take the first snaps, and we'll see how it goes from there."

Jake at the Beaver Blog is happy to see the horse collar be outlawed.

The best thing for Beaver fans is the elimination of the horsecollar tackle. James Rodgers was tackled this way on 3 separate runaway plays last year. They were touchdown saving grasps for USC, Stanford, and (uh...I don't recall the other one, anyone remember?). So that's great news! We need that guy to stay healthy and keep churning out the highlight reel runs.

USC was scrimmaging yesterday.

After USC assistant coach John Morton forgot to play Jordan Cameron into the scrimmage Saturday, Cameron got the first play of Thursday's scrimmage, a 32-yard pass from Garrett Green. Cameron led all receivers with three catches for 81 yards. He also drew a pass interference penalty and was called for pass interference.

ASU is sorting out its defensive backfield.

On the defensive side of the ball junior Terell Carr has also come a long way in camp and looks to be solidifying himself as the best choice for starter in the corner spot opposite Omar Bolden. Suffering from a case of the drops earlier in camp, Carr has been more advantageous with his time including an impressive pick yesterday that elicited a chorus of "Atta way T-Carr" shouts from his teammates in the secondary.

All things Bruin from Bruin Nation.

We will start our Friday roundup with a little perspective from our defense. They are feeling confident after getting better of our developing offense during most of this fall camp. However, projecting that confidence doesn’t mean they are counting our offense out. Briah Dohn has a good report today in the Daily News on Reggie Carter’s (one of our key defensive leaders) perspective on our offense:

WSU reviews the top comments of the week.

Just eight days until kickoff?? Please tell me, where did this summer go? Unbelievable. Some quick links to get your day started, and then it's your turn. We'll go over some of the top comments of the week.

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