Arizona State: Not talked about in the pending transfer of Sam Keller is the growing concern over depth at quarterback. Behind starter Rudy Carpenter, the Sun Devils have just one quarterback on scholarship -- true freshman Danny Sullivan. Behind Sullivan are a pair of walk-ons, sophomore Brett Boone and freshman Dax Crum.
Cal: Sophomore Nate Longshore looked good playing with the first-team offense this week. His passes have been crisp, tight and accurate. Backup Joe Ayoob has not had the same success. Ayoob's passes have been wobbly and off-target, opening the door for a new backup to step up.
Oregon State: Freshman tight end Howard Croom has looked good in camp this fall. His push to crack the tight end rotation may cause coaches to move sophomore Daniel Weis to fullback following his return from injury. Starting cornerback Keenan Lewis was in pads for today's workout and participated in position drills but sat out most of the seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills. Junior wide receiver Brandon Powers continues to shine and could start the opener.
USC: Despite the play of USC's four talented freshman tailbacks, junior Chauncey Washington still leads the pack. He has the best combination of size and speed and is far-and-away the best pass blocker of the group. Each of the freshmen, however, brings something different to the tailback committee. Stafon Johnson provides the best speed in relief of Washington. C.J. Gable has shown the best vision and ability to find the holes. Emmanuel Moody appears the most likely of the group to redshirt this season. That was before his 128-yard, two touchdown performance in Saturday's scrimmage. Moody has a great ability to make people miss and could be used as a returner. Allen Bradford has made a very successful transition from safety and is the most likely of the group to unseat Washington.
Washington:Tyrone Willingham and the Huskies picked up a big transfer Monday. Sophomore running back Michael Houston announced he would leave Texas to join Washington. The 6-3, 230-pound back will sit out this season, but should be a big help next year. The team got some more good news Monday. Standout defensive end Greyson Gunheim, who suffered a knee injury during Saturday's scrimmage, will not need surgery and should be back in about three weeks.
Washington State: Backup tight end Jed Collins joined the list of injured Cougars on Monday. Saturday, the team's starting right tackle, Charles Harris, sprained his right elbow and has been held out of practice. The team is also without probable starting right guard Andy Roof -- sidelined by a broken thumb. Sophomore Dan Rowlands has moved over from his backup left guard spot in place of Roof.