Pac-10 lunch links: Sun Bowl may not get either Rodgers brother

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

These links make great gifts.

  • Oregon State is hurting at running back with Jacquizz Rodgers' shoulder still an issue and No. 3 running back Jeremy Francis leaving the team. Good story on the Rodgers brothers from the Houston Chronicle.

  • Two Arizona players are coming home for the Las Vegas Bowl. It's been a long time coming for the Wildcats -- a lot has changed in the decade since they last played in a bowl game. Don't Hassel the Hoff... guess who's singing the National Anthem?

  • Arizona State walks away from 2008 with the blues.

  • There will be open competition this spring for the starting quarterback job at California -- the job won't automatically be Kevin Riley's.

  • Rocky Seto is staying at USC after turning down the defensive coordinator job at Washington.

  • Steve Sarkisian is cleaning house at Washington. That's a good thing. Sark met with Seattle reporters and gave them the low-down on where things presently stand.

  • An early-bird 2009 rankings has USC No. 5 and California 20th. And that's it for the Pac-10. Got a fresh $1 bill that says the Pac-10 will do much better than that.

  • Bowl season is a great time to consider academics... which bowl teams are the winners and losers (hello, Oregon)?