Thursday, February 24, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Steven Theet, Lane Kiffin, Heisman candidates, and yes, Jimmer Fredette

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.) 

Theet hangs up his cleats. Arkansas State quarterback Steven Threet ends his collegiate football career due to the effects of four concussions during his career. (ESPN)

Misguided loyalty? USC athletic director Pat Haden supports head football coach Lane Kiffin after the NCAA hits Kiffin with charges of failing "to promote an atmosphere of compliance" while at Tennessee. (Los Angeles Times)


I've got a little list. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, USC QB Matt Barkley, Oregon running back LaMichael James, and Stanford QB Andrew Luck are among those representing the West on Heisman Pundit's Heisman Watch List. (Heisman Pundit)

Give me strength. Marques Tuiasosopo will be joining  Rick Neuheisel's coaching staff at UCLA as an either assistant strength coach or a similar position. (ESPN)



BASKETBALL

Jimmer jams. An injured left calf didn't stop America's New Mancrush, Jimmer Fredette from leading BYU to a 84-76 victory over Colorado State. (Salt Lake City Tribune)

Clash of the (Mid-major) Titans. St. Mary's faces Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference showdown where the Gaels could clinch the regular season conference title. (Contra Costa Times)

Wish List. Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor is among the list of potential candidates for men's basketball coach at Wyoming. Others include former Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie  and Florida assistant coach Larry Shyatt (Cowboy Altitude)

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