Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
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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.
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)?