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Up And Down The Coast, Lunch Links: Oregon's Image Takes Another Hit

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In recent weeks, we've been talking about starting one of these. You know, links! That way you don't have to scour the Internet for Pac-12-related content. We'll do it for you. Eventually, we'll come up with a more routine posting schedule (i.e. early morning or around lunch). So if you have a preference, feel free to let us know below.

Anyway, we have a few more topics for today, thanks to the fine folks from Eugene, so let's get started.

  • Is Rich Rodriguez a better fit at Arizona?
  • Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal took a look at California's ongoing renovations to Memorial Stadium, highlighting the fact that the university had only collected $31 million in the sale of seats as of last December. Earlier, the school had held the goal of $270 million. With that said, here's the response from Cal's assistant director of athletic communications, Doug Drabik.
  • What does ESPN The Magazine's story about Oregon players' marijuana use mean for the program? First and foremost, it means its "image just took another hit," according to the Register-Guard columnist George Schroeder.
  • How did most University of Oregon students respond to ESPN's estimate that half the football team smokes marijuana? In short, not too many were surprised.
  • An interesting audio clip from John Canzano talking with David Yusko, a Pennsylvania psychologist, about the effects of marijuana on athletes.
  • So who replaces Andrew Luck? CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman takes a look at junior Josh Nunes and sophomore Brett Nottingham -- the leading candidates to take over under center for the Cardinal.
  • It's a bit of an awkward situation at UCLA for Jerry Neuheisel, a freshman quarterback and son of former head coach Rick Neuheisel. The Daily Bruin profiles the younger Neuheisel, who greyshirted last season.
  • One lingering question for USC remains its offensive line following the departure of left tackle Matt Kalil, who could very well be the third player to be selected in next weekend's NFL draft. But after this spring, it appears as if the Trojans have found their replacement for Kalil in sophomore Aundrey Walker.
  • Following a shoulder injury that sidelined him for much of last season, Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn says he's ready to continue with his "rollercoaster ride" of a career." The Utes have a new offensive coordinator this spring in Brian Johnson.

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