Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Larry Scott, Anthony Gildon, Utah, 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.) 

We're in the Money.
According to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, the Pac-12 Network is "going to be profitable in Year One." He said this in an interview with CNBC's sports business guru Darren Rovell. (CNBC)

Meet Anthony Gildon.
 The Oregonian's Aaron Fentress believes that Oregon cornerback Anthony Gildon could be a "breakout" player in 2011. (The Oregonian)

One step forward...
 ESPN's Chris Spielman believes that joining the Pac-12 puts Utah on the way to possibly "becoming a national football presence, maybe even a power." (The Salt Late Tribune)

Sooner or later you're going to be mine.
As for the Utes' fellow in-state school BYU, Spielman thinks going independent was a "iffy" move and that the Cougars "will probably end up in what is now the Pac-12 when it’s all said and done.” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Boise State Blues. 
FOX Sports' Lisa Horne gives the thumbs down to the Mountain West's barring Boise State from wearing all-blue uniforms on its infamous Broncos' Stadium blue turf in home games against in-conference opponents. (FOX Sports)

Buffaloes soldering on.
Matt Hinton doesn't expect a lot from Colorado in it's inaugural Pac-12 year, and neither should you. (Dr. Saturday)

The List You Don't Want to Be On.
Three Pac-12 stadiums - USC's Los Angeles Coliseum, Cal's California Memorial Coliseum, and Washington State's Martin Stadium - all make Lost Lettermen's list of "College Football's Worst BCS Stadiums." (Lost Lettermen)

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