Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Darron Thomas, Kyle Whittingham's infinite playlist, 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.) 


Luck of the Draw.
Stanford quarterback Gomer Pyle Andrew Luck talks about the start of training camp, choosing between the NFL and staying in school, and shaving off his scraggly beard. (The Bootleg/Scout.com)

And for those of you who mourn Luck's beard...
The bearded Luck appears on the cover of ESPN the Magazine in all of his former scraggly glory. (ESPN)

Leading the flock.
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is quickly taking charge of the team during the start of the Ducks' training camp. (The Oregonian)

Only reporters care about the Willie Lyles case. 
Because Oregon offensive lineman Carson York said so. (The Oregonian)


Cal and Oregon will play on ESPN 3D on Oct. 6.
Pray that this doesn't inspire Nike to come up with some 3D unis for the Ducks. (SB Nation Bay Area)

Science Fiction Double Feature. 
Cal will also be on ESPN the following week on Oct. 13, hosting USC at home. (SB Nation Bay Area)

Rock of Ages.
Utah is practicing to tunes from head football coach Kyle Whittingham's personal playlist, which includes "Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, the Georgia Satellites and the Four Tops." (The Salt Lake Tribune)

UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel on the Hot Seat.
Mark Richt may need to move over some. (The Los Angeles Times)

Looking for trouble.
With Nebraska and the Big XII in the past, Colorado is looking for a new rival in the Pac-12. (Arizona Daily Star)

Who ya gonna call?
Talk of whether Boise State gets an unfair advantage wearing their all-blue unis on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium (now banned by the Mountain West Conference) gets discussed on the Mythbusters message forum, of all places. (HT: One Bronco Nation Under God)

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