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Pac-10 lunch links: Why would Gary Pinkel leave Missouri for Washington?

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

These are "Happy Midseason!" Links. Or unhappy, depending on your team.

  • The blueprint for beating Arizona is now obvious: Run right at the Wildcats, a strategy that California is fully capable of implementing.

  • It's a new season for Arizona State, and, as this story points out, that's more than a coaching ruse: "ASU's remaining opponents are a combined 15-22; the teams it has faced are 25-10."

  • Paul Buker takes Washington State to task for complaining that Oregon State ran up the score in the Beavers' 66-13 victory.

  • When are Stanford fans going to realize Jim Harbaugh is building a pretty darn good program?

  • Oregon fans failed to rattle UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel. Now only if the Bruins could have rattled the Ducks.

  • USC coach Pete Carroll is not poll watching. Probably because his team still isn't pole sitting.

  • Missouri's Gary Pinkel to Washington? Don't hold your breath, Huskies fans.

  • More "worst Pac-10 team ever" discussion for Washington State. Also here.