Many Pacific-10 Conference teams are getting healthy (Arizona) while a few are still bruised and battered (WSU, USC).
ARIZONA: Nic Grigsby, the Wildcats’ talented running back and 1,000-yard rusher from last season, will be ready to go for the Huskies on Oct. 10. He’s coming off a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.
ARIZONA STATE: Cover man Holman, who had a monster game against Georgia, is still dealing with hard time after death of grandfather and two close friends in short amount of time.
CALIFORNIA: In the aftermath of a bad loss at Oregon, Bears are still trying to figure something out – was it what we did bad or what the Ducks did correctly? My vote is cast for Oregon.
OREGON: Season-ending knee injury to Thurmond leaves Ducks in scramble mode heading into midseason.
OREGON STATE: Beavers might not be declaring they have reached a worrisome state, but this statistic is just in – they’re 0-16 at Arizona State since the late 1960s. Fall to 2-3 after Saturday?
STANFORD: The Cardinal turns its sight to the last unbeaten in the Pac-10 – UCLA (and a side note, for those that were stationed around the UW locker room post-game Saturday and heard the chanting from Stanford’s locker room, it was the “Zulu Warrior” song led by Jack Harbaugh, Jim’s father).
UCLA: Anybody want to jump on the 3-0 Bruins’ bandwagon yet? Not everybody is so fast to leap on board.
USC: Doctors are saying injury to Stafon Johnson suffered during weight-lifting accident on campus could have been worse, even fatal.
WASHINGTON STATE: Yes, excitement exists over the elevation of Jeff Tuel at quarterback. But the Cougars are also beat up, particularly on the offensive line (I think coach Paul Wulff mentioned he’s lost five offensive guards since training camp … ouch!!).