Pac-10 Sunday links: Holiday Bowl twin sugar daddies

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Three days until the next Pac-10 bowl game. Be strong.

  • Miami couldn't stop California's Jahvid Best, and a Miami columnist raises an eyebrow at the Bears' play calling. Jake Curtis does an outstanding job tying a bow on Cal's season and Emerald Bowl win.

  • Oregon and Oklahoma State are similar in one way: They both benefit hugely from a sugar daddy booster. Good news for the Ducks: Running back Jeremiah Johnson returned to practice.

  • With no Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State needs Ryan McCants to step up. Big. And there's little question where the Beavers' defense will be focused.

  • It appears USC won't have fullback Stanley Havili or safety Kevin Ellison for the Rose Bowl, which is two big hits. Here's a reason for quarterback Mark Sanchez to return for his senior season. Know how USC has, at times, struggled against mobile quarterbacks? Interesting tidbit from this story on Penn State:

With backup quarterback Pat Devlin's departure to Division I-AA Delaware earlier this month, [quarterback Daryll] Clark likely won't run as much against USC. If he were to be injured in the Rose Bowl, the Lions would be down to wide receiver Derrick Williams, who has taken direct snaps from the shotgun in the Wildcat formation, and Paul Cianciolo, who has played in just three games.