Thursday, July 28, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, The Pac-12 Network(s), Boise State, and more.

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.) 
 
 It's a trap! There's seven of them! 
The Pac-12 announced the formation of the Pac-12 Network, along with six regional networks that will be dedicated to programming on two member schools each. (San Jose Mercury News)

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Andrew Luck says he is ready for the media attention he'll be garnering in his junior (and what he says will be his final) year as Stanford's starting quarterback. (San Jose Mercury News)

Boise State can't wear all-blue uniforms at home on the blue turf.
Because the Mountain west Conference felt it was too matchy-matchy. (ESPN)

Utah State will not be leaving the WAC to join the MWC.
Because WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said so. (Mountain West Connection)

The L Word. 
Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly refused to talk about the Willie Lyles scandal during Pac-12 Media Days. (Addicted to Quack)

Fear the Beard.
Meanwhile, a reporter asked Luck about his scraggly beard he's been growing. (Outside the Boxscore)

Life in the Fast Lane. 
Conquest Chronicles has a little talk with USC heaf football coach Lane Kiffin. (Conquest Chronicles)

"We're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggone it, people like us."
Washington State head football coach Paul Wulff seemed to be channeling the spirit of Stewart Smalley in saying "We're going to go compete for a championship. We've got enough experience. We want to win our division title." (The Seattle Times)

It's Now or Never.
Arizona State head football coach Dennis Erickson is definitely on the hot seat this year. (House of Sparky)

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