Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Touching all the bases while optimism remains high.
Arizona receiver Mike Thomas isn't tall, but he's Money. Also, read to the notes portion of the story for this tidbit: "The Arizona Wildcats defense dominated Tuesday's practice." Hmm... is the defense better than some thought... or the offense worse? One thing is certain with the Cats D: LB Ronnie Palmer is the leader.
While it's better to give than to receive -- and QB competitions always get more attention -- California's got bigger issues at WR than QB. Notice that this name keeps coming up: Marvin Jones. Here's a Day 2 practice report. And here's another name to cogitate over: TB Shane Vereen.
Pitchfork Nation looks at Arizona State's QBs -- past and present. And there's a special gift: A picture of ole No. 7, who attended the Sun Devils opening practice Monday to watch his freshman son play.
Rob Moseley takes a look at what some believe is the soft spot of Oregon's defense. Here's an update on talented but hurting freshman QB Chris Harper. Meanwhile, Justin Roper doesn't appear eager to step aside for Nate Costa.
It's time for Stanford to finally develop a running game.
The tempo is up at UCLA. Brian Dohn provides an impression. The Press-Enterprise checks in on QB Ben Olson, the LA Times considers the secondary and the Orange County Register wants to know who the heck these guys are.
Molly Yanity chats with the former walk-on who will replace Washington LB E.J. Savannah: Josh Gage. Molly also has some good notes, including this encouraging paragraph about center Juan Garcia: "Center Juan Garcia's sprained left foot is healing at an impressive rate. Originally expected to miss most of the season, Garcia is possibly a week away from contact drills." Don Ruiz has more on Garcia's recovery.