Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Unquiet on the Western Front: Mike Leach, Andrew Luck, Larry Scott, 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.)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
New Washington State head football coach Mike Leach has overhauled the Cougars' offseason workout regimen, including some grueling late-night workout sessions that lasted until midnight. (The Seattle Times)

Andrew Luck being Andrew Luck.
Former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck made a big impression at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Former Arizona QB Nick Foles? Not so much. (ESPN)

Five for Fighting.
Stanford has five quarterbacks competing for the starting position vacated by Andrew Luck. (The San Jose Mercury News)

That Don't Impress Me Much.
John Clayton gives a less-than-stellar review for Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict's performance at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (Arizona Sports)

Making heads turn.
New Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham is making strides in improving the recruiting of  Arizona high school players. (House of Sparky)

You say you want a revolution?
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is taking the lead in the movement to replace the BCS with some kind of playoff. (Pacific Takes)

"BYU is better off independent."
Because Scott D. Pierce said so. It has to do with the Cougars' TV contract with ESPN, and the murky TV situation facing the polymorphed Mountain West-Conference USA monstrosity. (The Salt Lake Tribune)

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