Roundup: 'The Price is Right' made Jamal Morrow the right captain at WSU
Click this Sam Cooper (Yahoo Sports) link to find out why Mike Leach chose Jamal Morrow as a Washington State team captain. It has something to do with “The Price is Right.” I’ll let you read on for more info, but it’s classic Leach (he goes on forever, just a warning).
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is out indefinitely with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder (CBS Sports). He has missed the last two games against Wazzu and Utah, both Bruin losses (though not because of QB play).
Michael Lev reports that Arizona running back Nick Wilson is “out for an extended period of time,” to quote Rich Rodriguez. Lev notes that it looked like Wilson hurt his right knee in the loss to USC.
Cool article here from Kevin Gemmell, who talks with members of Mike MacIntyre’s first recruiting class to see just how much Colorado football has turned around in his tenure. Sounds like a much more selfless locker room in 2016 than 2013.
Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated wonders if Lane Kiffin will land another major head coaching job. The former Trojan head honcho has worked wonders in Tuscaloosa as ‘Bama’s offensive coordinator.
Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports might think that Brock Osweiler made a mistake by heading to Houston this season, but I say this – he got $72 million, and his team is still 4-3 (granted, he has looked, um, not so good in road games this year).
Chantel Jennings describes the test Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert will face against Arizona State’s defense this weekend. He’s been pretty good so far in two starts, throwing eight touchdowns against two interceptions.
Surprise, surprise – Utah running back Joe Williams was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after only tallying 332 rushing yards in the win over UCLA.
Rusty Simmons writes that Cal wants redemption against USC, as the Golden Bears have not defeated the Trojans in the Sonny Dykes era.
Kevin Hampton notes that Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen got some good teaching moments out of the Washington game tape.
Jon Wilner grades Stanford’s loss to Colorado. Don’t expect much praise here, but hey, at least the defense played well.
Watch Washington basketball big man Malik Dime dominate pop-a-shot at Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day thanks to this Matt Norlander link.