• With all the talk about how the conference will be split, north/south, zipper, or something in between, one thing is evident, fewer trips to southern California, a recruiting hotbed. Chip Kelly doesn't seem concerned according to Rob Moseley.
“We’ll make things easy—we’ll go to the Rose Bowl every year,” Kelly said. “It’s our job to win enough games every year to the go to the Rose Bowl.”
• Joining the growing group of folks who are not convinced that the addition of Colorado and Utah is in the best interest of the Pac-10 is Ken Goe who thinks it is a mistake, especially for the Northwest schools.
From here, it appears that Scott over-reached in an attempt to create his mega-conference by raiding the Big 12 for six schools, including Texas, which would bring with it the monster Dallas and Houston television markets.
In the end Scott was left clutching nothing but his hubris and Colorado, with no better Plan B than Utah.
• Oregon announced that wide receivers Tyrece Gaines and Diante Jackson have been declared ineligible to compete for the 2010 football season for a failure to maintain the minimum academic standards required by the NCAA, according to the Ducks’ head coach Chip Kelly.
You can probably expect them to seek a transfer in the near future according to Rob Moseley.
• Ted Miller lays out the revenue sharing plan for Utah and Colorado.
Colorado was invited to become an immediate full-revenue sharing partner in the Pac-10. Utah was not.
Utah, which will join the Pac-10 in 2011, agreed to a three-year timetable before it earns a full-revenue share.
The reason is pretty straight forward, Colorado came from the Big 12 while Utah left the lowly Mountain West.
• Last but not least, Ted Miller continues his countdown of the Pac-10's top 25 and has DE Kenny Rowe is at #13.
Rowe is quick and tenacious, which often causes problems for lumbering offensive tackles. He also has the speed to drop into coverage, though most would prefer to see him rushing off the edge. The goal this year is to become a more complete player. That means being more consistent in run support.