Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Headed to the Bay Area this week to check in with California and Stanford, so these links left their hearts in San Francisco.
We're learning the hard way that backup QBs are important. Anthony Gimino sees depth for Arizona behind starter Willie Tuitama, even if it appears the No. 2 is going to be a true freshman. In fact, the only remaining, significant competitions for starting spots appear to be at cornerback and right offensive tackle, though some key backup roles are still up for grabs. One of those to keep tabs on is diminutive RB Keola Antolin.
A look at Jim Harbaugh's efforts to establish a blue collar culture at Stanford.
The QB competition begins anew for UCLA, while the offensive line also looks for the right combinations. Chris Dufresne considers the weekend when it wasn't good to be a QB in LA. On the non-Ben Olson front: Another injury, this one to backup OL Mike Harris.
Bob Condotta takes advantage of a day off from Washington practice and... well, works, looking at various Pac-10 predictions, including ones that use math.
Freshman Cory Mackay spurned Washington for Washington State so he could play receiver instead of defense. Guess which side of the ball he just moved to for the Cougars? Meanwhile, a freshman WR is turning heads. And looking back at the Cougars first week.