Monday, April 16, 2012

Unquiet on the Western Front: Pat Hayden on Matt Barkley, Corey Booker saluted, Utah-BYU, 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.)

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. 
USC athletic director discusses his excitement about USC football and Trojan starting quarterback Matt Barkley. (110 Sports Podcast HT: The Tuscon Citizen)

Hero of the Day.
Pacific Takes current Newark, NJ Mayor and former Stanford tight end Cory Booker, who rescued a neighbor from a fire at the risk of his own life recently. (Pacific Takes)

And here's to you, Mister Robinson. 
Bruins Nation salutes legendary Brooklyn Dodger and UCLA alumni Jackie Robinson. (Bruins Nation)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
Stanford is still looking at who will replace Andrew Luck as the Cardinal starting QB. Brett Nottingham and Josh Nunes are both fighting it out for the job. (The Sporting News)

We Can Work It Out. 
Arizona's spring game showed what the Wildcats and new head football coach Rich Rodriguez still need to work out. (The Arizona Daily Star)


The end of an era in Utah?
Conference realignment pressures may bring an end to the annual Utah-BYU rivalry game. (KSL)

I've got a little list, I've got a little list. 
Half the spots of Dan Pompei's of top QB's in the 2012 NFL Draft are taken by former Pac-12 or western US QB's, including Stanford's Andrew Luck (duh), and Boise State's Kellen Moore. (The Chicago Tribune. HT The Idaho Statesman)

Way Down in the Valley.
New Fresno St. HC  Tim DeRuyter plans to recruit the San Joaquin Valley hard. (The Fresno Bee)

The bottom of the barrel. 
The Orlando Sentinel ranks New Mexico as the worst of the FBS120 teams in the NCAA. Look at it this way, Lobo fans - the only way is up. (The Orlando Sentinel)


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