Pac-10 Morning

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

These links have a dislocated knee cap in tribute to USC QB Mark Sanchez.

  • Arizona donned full pads, and Earl Mitchell is looking more and more like a DT instead of his former position of fullback. On offense, freshman QB Matt Scott has been impressive -- is he the favorite to win the starting job after senior Willie Tuitama graduates? The Wildcats defense has been surprisingly good so far, but Saturday's scrimmage will provide a bigger test.

  • Arizona State's linebackers probably enjoyed their first full-pads practice, but a freshman is trying to break into their circle. And Thomas Weber, the nation's best kicker, may end up punting again this season. Mike Jones might be the best receiver you haven't heard much about.

  • California's talented running back Jahvid Best survived full-contact work, providing further evidence that he's overcome his hip injury. The battle continues over the proposed sports training facility.

  • Doesn't sound like Oregon coach Mike Bellotti has been impressed by his team's performance thus far. The Ducks defense is already thinking about Washington QB Jake Locker, even with Locker's hamstring injury.

  • The injury bug also hit Oregon State, with a potential starter on the offensive line, tackle Wilder McAndrews, suffering a thumb injury. Oregon State has designs on building a reputation as the Northwest's Linebacker-U, so here's a story on Bryant Cornell. Things, apparently, aren't so bad at safety, either.

  • How about these Pac-10 blood lines? Arizona State already has John Elway's son, Jack, on its roster. Now Stanford has offered a scholarship to Joe Montana's son, Nick. While the QB competition is still on at Stanford -- a new depth chart will be announced Tuesday -- things look good up front.

  • The LA Times looks at the desperate straights of the UCLA offensive line. Good article that takes a historical perspective, noting no Bruin lineman has been drafted since 1999, which is fairly shocking for Jonathan Ogden's alma mater. Here are some practice notes. And this: QB Ben Olson's foot still bothers him.

  • Here are some USC notes that don't involve Mark Sanchez's knee. And we now know who the real USC is.

  • Maybe Washington QB Jake Locker's hamstring is no big deal. Some good news here for the Huskies: Nike's going to give them $39 million. Practice notes 1. Notes 2. And 3.

  • What's going on in Washington State's competition at cornerback? Story included this note: "In the first few days, starting quarterback Gary Rogers has looked sharp, especially throwing the ball. Wulff wouldn't say the gap between Rogers and backup Kevin Lopina has widened." More on the goings-on in the Cougs secondary.