Around the ‘Net: Pac-10 News and Notes (Oct. 27)

Pac10Rivalry.comCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2008

Tyrone Willingham resigns. Do Lute’s recruits go elsewhere? And more...

Washington head football coach Tyrone Willingham has officially resigned effective at season’s end. His tenure at Washington hasn’t panned out well, and it’s been an especially rough 2008 season—so far going 0-7.

With Arizona head basketball coach Lute Olsen’s retirement announcement, some of the recruits from the 2009 class are reconsidering their options—including top-rated point guard Abdul Gaddy. If Gaddy decommits from Arizona, three other Pac-10 teams will have a shot at landing him (as well as Memphis). Those teams include: UCLA, Oregon, and Washington.

So, if USC won’t be making the trip to Miami—and the Beavers could be smelling roses— which bowl might they be in at season’s end? Also, is Mark Sanchez’s NFL stock falling? He may need his senior year to raise it back up.

If Jeremiah Masoli can maintain the same performance he had against Arizona State, Oregon might just be pretty darn good—and run the table for their remaining games.

These days Washington State will look anywhere for hope. Even to Pac-10 foe Stanford.

Can this year’s Presidential election help revivie the Oregon State men’s basketball team? Probably not. But, at least the President elect’s brother-on-law and new head coach Craig Robinson is helping to bring some press to the team.

If Arizona State doesn’t find a way to win against Oregon State, if will be the first time since 1930 the Sun Devils have lost six in a row. Unfortunately, it seems Vegas doesn’t have much faith they can win.

Even though they managed 41 points the other day, Cal still needs to find their offense.

UCLA is still having their struggles. And it looks as though coach Neuheisel isn’t ruling out a QB change.

Stanford has moved to second (behind Oregon) in the Pac-10 in rushing offense. Much of that is thanks for talented RB Toby Gerhart.


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