Not every top player picked the NFL over staying in school. Getting another shot at the Heisman Trophy and a better spot in the draft are among the reasons some elite players are back.
Wisconsin and Oregon came ever so close to bowl wins last year. So many factors help determine such a small difference.
Finding Vince Young and Matt Leinart on a list of the 10 best performances in a BCS bowl is no surprise, but some of the other names on the list might be.
There are two showdowns in the Pac-10 this weekend: USC at Oregon and Cal at Arizona State. But there's a lot more going on in the conference, writes Ted Miller.
Arizona's disappointing start, Cal's BCS chances and USC's recent slide are some of the topics covered in the midseason edition of the Pac-10 notebook.
With three teams in the top 14, the Pac-10 should be looking good. But it's the big disappointments that have the conference feeling bad, writes Ted Miller.
Oregon State's accumulating woes, Arizona State's surprise defense and USC's injuries are some of the topics covered in the Pac-10 notebook.
Rudy Carpenter's mental toughness, UCLA's QB injury situation and a must-win game for Washington State are some of the topics covered in the Pac-10 notebook.
From UCLA's personnel losses to Arizona State's quick start to Oregon's offensive firepower, the Pac-10 is covered here.
Add another member to the Jake Locker Fan Club: Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, writes Ted Miller in the Pac-10 notebook.
It's hard to believe that Oregon is almost in a no-win situation facing Michigan on the road, writes Ted Miller in the Pac-10 notebook.