Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
These links go out to anyone who's ever been left out of the reindeer games.
California grabbed a couple of marquee recruits this week but is taking a big hit to its coaching staff with the departure of Jim Michalczik to Washington. Also, a note at the bottom says Bears are sticking with their 3-4 defensive scheme, despite that departure of three senior linebackers. Here's a guy who might fill that LB void.
Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly talks offense. Like this paragraph from the story: "Take out the game at California, played in monsoon-like conditions, and the Ducks have averaged 52 points in their last four games -- all against teams ranked in the top six in the Pac-10 in scoring defense."
Oregon State starts its Sun Bowl prep under coach Mike Riley, who is undefeated in bowl games.
Steve Sarkisian is cleaning house at Washington, which means no Tyrone Willingham assistants will return.
And from the Apple Cup Locker room: Locker vs. Locker -- Casey Locker, Husky Jake's cousin, is headed to Washington State.