Conference Notes: Pac-10 Football
Aug. 17, 2001
By the Associated Press
With another 1,000-yard season, Oregon State TB Ken Simonton becomes first league player and fifth in NCAA history to top mark four times ... Leaguecoming off best season since '84 as three teams finished in top 10 -Washington at No. 3, Oregon State at No. 4, Oregon at No. 7 ... League hassent seven different teams to Rose Bowl in last seven years ... UCLA, in its83rd season of football, makes first trip to Alabama for Sept. 1 gameagainst Crimson Tide. Last year, Bruins beat then-No. 3 'Bama 35-24 at RoseBowl ... Big miss in league schedule - no Oregon-Washington matchup ...Three new coaches - John Mackovic for Dick Tomey at Arizona, Dirk Koetterfor Bruce Snyder at Arizona State and Pete Carroll for Paul Hackett at USC ... With Tomey out after 14 seasons, league's new dean is Mike Price, in 13th season at Washington State ... Last AP national champion from league was USC in 1972 ... Price may have lost one coaching son - Eric to the NewYork Jets - but hired another one - Aaron - to replace him as QBs coach ...Carroll back on college sideline for first time in 18 years, when he wasassistant at Pacific ... Oregon State has only 10 starters back, fewest inleague. ... Oregon spent $250,000 for 100-foot billboard across from MadisonSquare Garden promoting QB Joey Harrington for Heisman ... Larry Mac Duff,the man who created Arizona's 'Desert Swarm' defense, back with Wildcats ascoordinator after stint with Giants.