Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
'Twas the day before the night before the night before Christmas ...
Tying a final bow around Arizona's season. It could have been better, as the article points out: "Four of Arizona's five losses came by eight or fewer points. The UA's average margin of defeat was 5.6 points."
California will rebuild at linebacker next fall, but it's starting with some nice raw materials. Missed this the first time around: Read here about the Pac-10's best running backs coach and a guy with an inspiring backstory.
Oregon State coach Mike Riley is trying not to dwell on the absence of the Rodgers brothers -- and their 50 percent of the Beavers offense -- for the Sun Bowl.
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga is getting emotional about his last game as a Trojan.
Steve Sarkisian is working twice as hard but he's also getting two paychecks, which is good around the holidays because he's surely got to buy lots of presents and stuff. Bob Condotta considers potential position changes Sarkisian might make with the Huskies.