Friday, August 26, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Rick Neuheisel, Kyle Whittingham, 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.) 

Hot in Here.
After three years as UCLA head football coach, Rick Neuheisel finds himself on the hot seat. (Los Angeles Times)

It's Now or Never?
With Jim Harbaugh gone and quarterback Andrew Luck possibly gone after next season, 2011 may be Stanford's last shot at being in the spotlight. (The Los Angeles Times)

Wake Me Up When September Ends.
Stanford fans will have to wait until mid-September to see what the Cardinal's Nike Pro Combat uniforms look like. (Rule of Tree)

Horsing around. 
Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham name Secretariat as his favorite athlete as a kid. (ESPN)

Hair apparent. 
Utah linebacker Chaz Walker claims he hasn't cut his hair since his freshman year. (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Not a hot ticket, at least Golden Bears-wise. 
Cal is being outsold ticket-wise by Fresno State in the two team's neutral site season opening game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (San Jose Mercury News)

There's a possibility, but no chance. 
ESPN lists BYU, Fresno State, San Diego State, Nevada, and SMU as programs from non-automatic qualifying conferences that could someday go to a BCS bowl. (ESPN)

Losing a Whole year.
Arizona loses cornerback Jonathan McNight for the season due to a torn ACL. (Arizona Desert Swarm)

Armageddon It.
Boise State's white Nike Pro Combat helmet with its large white Bronco emblem is declared by Deadspin to be a sign of the Apocalypse. (Deadspin)

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