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July 24, 2008 11:18 AM

A bit more from the Pac-10

Posted by Bob Condotta

Here are a few more interesting things I've heard from Pac-10 media day:

--- Rick Neuheisel began his session by thanking the UCLA administration for hiring him and saying "there's been a lot said about me the last five years. It is what it is. I'm just looking forward to the opportunity.''

--- Asked about his team's QB situation, Neuheisel joked to the questioner "do you have any eligibility?'' He said Pat Cowan is out for the year with a knee injury but that Ben Olson, recovering from a foot injury, should be ready by mid-August. The backup could be JC transfer Kevin Craft.

--- Cal coach Jeff Tedford left open the possibility that the Bears will play both QBs --- Nate Longshore and Kevin Riley --- this season, saying "it may take both of them for us to achieve our goals this season.''

--- He also said he thinks the team's chemistry will be better this season, something the coaches worked on during the spring, and noted that some staff shakeups could make a difference. Tedford said he will no longer be the team's sole play caller, a role he held last year, so he can spend more time overseeing the defense.

--- Tedford said RB Jahvid Best is healthy and that he thinks the combo of Best and Shane Vereen will "give us the most explosive backfield we've had.''

--- Tedford also said he is "very, very happy'' about the recent developments in the progress of a new stadium for Cal, something that may help mute the rumors that he might be looking to head elsewhere after this season.

--- WSU coach Paul Wulff said troubled DL Andy Roof remains on the team pending a decision by the school's administration. If he is not allowed to play, Wulff said he will recommend Roof transfer so he doesn't lose his final season of eligibility.

--- Wulff also said RB Dwight Tardy has been cleared academically and is full-go for the start of camp.

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Posted by UWHuskytSkeet

11:41 AM, Jul 24, 2008

Bob ~

Can we expect a "Defeat and Ruins" write up in 2016 regarding the 2008 WSU team?

Posted by MelloDawg

11:50 AM, Jul 24, 2008

Ah yes, so Rick Neuheisel believes in Ty Willingham.

Alright Typologists, NOW what are you going to do?

Posted by BoiseTruth

11:50 AM, Jul 24, 2008

Here's the latest interview with Deandre Coleman. After reading it, I'm not sure I'm going to hold my breath waiting for him. Aside from all the offers he has, after reading the last paragraph of the interview, I think this guy might have some serious academic issues.

Posted by rickdawg

12:32 PM, Jul 24, 2008

I think some San Diego State University people might get a little ticked that you're calling Kevin Craft a JC transfer. . . Well . . . , close enough.

Posted by Bob Condotta

12:39 PM, Jul 24, 2008

Well, he did come to UCLA from a JC having played last year at Mt. San Antonio College. But he did also play at SD State previously, you are correct.

Posted by rickdawg

12:54 PM, Jul 24, 2008

Bob: My bad. So let's call him a double JC transfer. I guess that was his "sit-out year." UCLA is in big trouble QB-wise. This year could be very ugly for Weasel & Co. which I would enjoy.

Posted by Gabe

4:30 PM, Jul 24, 2008

Don't forget SDSU produced Brian Sipe (before it had a "U" at the end). UW hasn't done better than that , though close in a few cases, particularly Brunell. Troy Must Be Destroyed (ducks demolished) Troy Must Be Destroyed (ducks demolished)

Posted by Formerly Guest

9:40 PM, Jul 24, 2008

I actaully took a summer class at MT. SAC about 13 years ago. Definately a JC.

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