In 1966 UCLA defeated Michigan State in the Rose Bowl 14-12, Oregon had one helmet they played in all season with just simple block letters on the side and The Mamas and The Papas released their hit song “California Dreamin.”
As Pac-10 football teams continue to dream of traveling to California to play in the Rose Bowl, it is fitting to consider what news headline each school goes to sleep with visions of in their head at night.
Hey, in our dreams we can make the news read any way we want. Most of the time.
Arizona’s dream headline: Oregon State removed from future Wildcat schedules.
The Beavers have taken Arizona down four out of the past five years, including last weekend when the Wildcats were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Arizona State goes to sleep dreaming of this: Sun Devils make bowl game with only five wins.
Sort of a good news, bad news deal for Arizona State. They have not been to a bowl game since 2007 when they lost in the Holiday Bowl 52-34 against Texas.
In this age if excessive bowl games it is hard to believe they have not have mustered enough wins to make one, but hope springs eternal as it is possible the NCAA may even allow teams with only five wins into bowl games if there are not enough teams to fill all the slots.
Cal has aspirations in their dreams: Bears fulfill expectations by reaching BCS title game.
It seems Cal is the Wisconsin of the Pac-10. Each year seems to bring high expectations, only to experience a few big disappointments every year.
Oregon’s dream headline is the second easiest of the Pac-10 teams to write: Ducks take down Boise State to win the national title, avenge 2009 loss. No punches thrown.”
Think the Ducks pull hard for whoever Ohio State plays each week? Oregon is the one school that would like to get a shot at Boise State on a big stage.
Oregon State has one dream at night: Beavers emerge as state’s premier football program, funding from Adidas is the key.
Auburn fans have lived in Alabama’s shadow and love being on top today. Florida State is thrilled to be ranked higher than the team in Gainesville. Why should Oregon State fans not get to experience the same feeling?
Southern California’s was the easiest dream to guess: NCAA apologizes to Trojans. All penalties removed and Lane Kiffin asked to conduct clinic on NCAA compliance to peers.
Hey, it the dream of every USC coach, player and fan…As long as they are dreaming.
Stanford is dreaming of better Luck: Stanford QB Andrew Luck is presented Heisman Trophy.
After Toby Gerhart was passed over last year the Cardinal really hope they get to see their guy on the stage in New York this time around.
After the loss to Oregon it is looking like just a dream, but there is plenty of football left.
UCLA has a recurring nightmare: NCAA apologizes to Trojans. All penalties removed and Lane Kiffin asked to conduct clinic on NCAA compliance to peers.
The Bruins are having a tough enough time trying to look like top dogs in Southern California even with the Trojans on probation.
Washington is always dreaming: Huskies take mulligan on season. NCAA allows team to replay BYU, Nebraska and Arizona State games. Huskies pass on Nebraska.
The one that really stings is the opening loss to BYU. After week one BYU could not get back in the win column until the beat San Diego State last weekend.
Washington State seeks relief when they close their eyes: Washington State discontinues football program.
Cougars are 9-34 since 2007.
Sweet dreams. Oh wait, that would be for teams trying to earn a Sugar Bowl spot.