Pac-10 lunch links: Gerhart has special motivation vs. USC

See I am Wonder Mike and I'd like to say hello,

To the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow

but first I gotta bang-bang the boogie to the boogie

say up jump the boogie to the bang-bang boogie

let's rock, you don't stop

rock the riddle that will make your body rock.

  • This is unexplored territory for Arizona -- ranked and in position to play in the program's first Rose Bowl.

  • Arizona State might slow it down in order to keep up with Oregon's offense. And in the "be careful what you wish for category" -- Danny Sullivan won't be available at Oregon. And are too many Sun Devils getting into trouble?

  • California will get an offensive lineman back, but not its starting noseguard. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory on Arizona.

  • This brainy Oregon receiver is making an impact. That cool shirt Oregon fans wore on Halloween night against USC? Cha-ching.

  • Oregon State's Sean Canfield is philosophical about his success this season.

  • Can Stanford make the next step in the deep Pac-10? Owen Marecic won't be going both ways vs. USC. By the way, the Trojans didn't think Toby Gerhart would be a good running back.

  • Freshman offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak is back with UCLA after leaving the team this week over personal issues.

  • More shuffling, this time on the defensive line, for USC because of injuries.

  • Washington safety Jason Wells has been through a lot.

  • Washington State's Myron Beck is a man of many positions.