Pac-10 Morning: ASU opponent Georgia isn't a finished product

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Here's a musing: What's the over-under on rushing yards for UCLA (nation's worst rushing offense at 19 yards per game) against Washington State (nation's worst run defense at 330 yards yielded per game)? Now there's an Oct. 4 story line when the Bruins and Cougars clash.

"'Easy"' was one word defensive end Kyle Moore used after missing practice two days last week with back spasms before having the game of his life (eight tackles, a fumble recovery, two tackles for loss for 19 yards, including a sack for 15).

"You can tell they don't practice full speed," Moore said of the massive Buckeyes who made it "easy" to fly past them.

"They were still getting into their [first blocking] move, and we'd already be into our second move [on defense] and past them," Moore said.

  • Thoughts from Bob Condotta on the new Washington AD. Thoughts from Art Thiel, who wrote about what a mess the search was a day ago. Notable from his column: "[School president Mark] Emmert said he made the decision last week. When I talked with Woodward on Monday for a column Wednesday, he never let on that he had the job, speaking as if others were still in the hunt (heads up to football coach Tyrone Willingham: Assume nothing in your conversations)." Woodward's background, by the way, is in politics and as a lobbyist.

  • Washington State appears to be madly shuffling personnel in search of the right combination. That includes the well-traveled Alfonso Jackson