In a number of ways, it's been an exciting week in the football world. The NFL draft, a now three-day event, begins tonight in New York City. The annual BCS meetings are taking place in Hollywood, Fla., where commissioners are discussing a four-team playoff and a move away from the status quo. No, that wasn't a typo. So with the draft on the horizon and with other Pac-12-related news circulating throughout the blogosphere, here are a few things to check out today.
- It looks more and more like we're going to see a college football playoff in the near future. Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde breaks it down following yesterday's meetings.
- But will a post-BCS world result in less controversy around the sport? ESPN.com Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller cautions.
- ESPN Stats & Info takes a look at why Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is worthy of the No. 1 overall pick. The Indianapolis Colts confirmed on Tuesday that they will select Luck.
- Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz says Luck is ready for his new job with the Colts. What do you think?
- High school teammates Matt Kalil, Chris Galippo and D.J. Shoemate all lived their dream of playing college football together at USC. Since, they have gone in different directions. Kalil projects to be a top-10 selection on tonight's NFL draft -- possibly as high as No. 3 overall to the Minnesota Vikings.
- Speaking of Kalil, Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, says the Vikings' "safest bet" is take the Trojans' left tackle.
- ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. calls Oregon running back LaMichael James the second best running back in this year's draft behind Alabama's Trent Richardson.
- Got an appetite for one last mock draft? Here it goes: SB Nation breaks it down. It has five Pac-12 players going in the first round in Luck (No. 1), Kalil (No. 6), Stanford guard David DeCastro (No. 13), USC defensive end Nick Perry (No. 19), Stanford tight end Coby Fleener (No. 25) and Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin (No. 32).
- Spring practice is still ongoing in some places, including UCLA. The Bruins are still looking for a quarterback. Surprise, surprise.
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