Thursday, August 7, 2008

Opponent's Notebook: 8/7/08

Links! Everyone loves links! Especially now that ASU/NAU kicks off in just 23 days. Today's roundup is highlighted by a couple of players who made their way around America finding a place to settle in.

NAU finally got to hitting yesterday in their preparations for their opener down here in Tempe, and Jerome Souers likes what he saw. (Arizona Daily Sun)

Not football related but awesome nonetheless: but a former Sudanese Lost Boy and NAU track star will carry the Stars and Stripes at tomorrow's Beijing Olympic opening ceremony. (Arizona Daily Sun)

Jason Forcier loves being at Stanford after his odyssey from Tempe to Ann Arbor and finally to Palo Alto. (San Jose Mercury News)

Another journey from Ole Miss to Arizona Western to Sin City has put Terrance Lee (pictured) in the starting safety role at UNLV. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

If UGA/ASU comes down to kicks, it's a Lou Groza award winner versus an untested freshman (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Trouble on the O-Line and a brewing QB controversy has things moving slowly at Cal. (San Jose Mercury News)

Speaking of the Longshore/Riley battle, one columnist cast his vote for the kid that blew it against Oregon State and shined in their bowl game. (Oakland Tribune)

Guns and football don't mix. Neither does jail and football. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Can Jaison Williams finally put it together for the Ducks? (The Register-Guard)

Oregon State is #18 in the preseason poll. No way that's realistic if they're as banged up as it seems. (The Oregonian)

A walk-on is the front runner to replace academically ineligible linebacker E.J. Savannah at UW. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"Every college football team starts the season undefeated," they say. For Washington State, that will not ring true for long. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Was UCLA this predictable last year? I didn't even notice, since they were so busy having everyone get hurt. (Los Angeles Daily News)

A remarkably quick comeback for Kahlil Bell. (Los Angeles Times)

Two days into camp and I already don't like this Robert Golden kid. (Tucson Citizen)

1 comment:

Burnsy said...

It's 8/7/08!

Much appreciated, nonetheless. GO DEVILS!