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Preview 2008 - The Pac 10 Starting Lineups

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Posted Jun 6, 2008


The projected starting lineups, and key positions to spotlight going into the fall, for all Pac 10 teams.

Preview 2008

Projected Pac 10

Starting Lineups


Who has the edge on a starting job going into the summer? What's the key position to watch out for and what needs to be addressed before the season starts? Here are the prjected starting lineups for every team.

Projected Starting Lineups
ACC | Big East | Big 12 | Big Ten | C-USA | Ind.
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Arizona

QB 7 Willie Tuitama, 6-3, 220, Sr.
RB 5 Nic Grigsby, 5-10, 178, So.
WR 18 Delashaun Dean, 6-4, 198, So.
WR 84 Terrell Turner, 6-2, 190, Jr.
SB 10 Mike Thomas, 5-8, 195, Sr.
TE 48 Rob Gronkowski, 6-6, 260, So.
LT 66 James Tretheway, 6-6, 305, Sr.
LG 64 Colin Baxter 6-4, 295, So.
C 50 Blake Kerley, 6-2, 285, Jr.
RG 75 Joe Longacre, 6-3, 315, Sr.
RT 77 Eben Britton, 6-6, 310, Jr.
PK 13 Jason Bondzio, 5-9, 165, Sr.


DE 97 Johnathan Turner, 6-3, 262, Sr.
DT 49 Earl Mitchell, 6-2, 265, Jr.
NT 94 Lolomana Mikaele, 6-2, 285, So.
DE 44 Ricky Elmore, 6-5, 260, So.
Position Spotlight: Gone is top end Louis Holmes, but that could be addition by subtraction for team chemistry. Overall the D is young, and it needs a push from the front for everyone else to settle in. That means Elmore has to be a major factor early on both against the run and in the backfield.

SLB 25 Adrian McCovy, 6-3, 225, Sr.
MLB 33 Ronnie Palmer, 6-3, 245, Sr.
WLB 15 Xavier Kelley, 5-11, 215, Jr.
CB 6 Devin Ross, 5-11, 170, Jr.
SS 20 Cam Nelson, 6-1, 200, Jr.
FS 32 Nate Ness, 6-1, 190, Sr.
CB 23 Marquis Hundley, 6-0, 175, Sr.

P 47 Keenyn Crier, 6-1, 200, So.

Arizona State

QB 12 Rudy Carpenter, 6-2, 202, Sr.
RB 24 Keegan Herring, 5-10, 195, Sr.
WR 1 Michael Jones, 6-4, 203, Sr.
WR 80 Dane Guthrie, 6-3, 275, Sr.
WR 13 Chris McGaha, 6-1, 193, Jr.
WR 5 Kerry Taylor, 6-0, 191, So.
OT 59 Jon Hargis, 6-4, 310, So.
Position Spotlight: Much has been made about the ineptitude of the ASU O line last year, and for good reason. It almost got Rudy Carpenter killed as it gave up 55 sacks and got worse as the season went on. While the loss of center Mike Pollak will hurt the most, the spotlight will be on Hargis after coming over from the defensive line

OG 67 Shawn Lauvao, 6-3, 305, Jr.
C 56 Thomas Altieri, 6-2, 300, Jr.
OG 63 Maul Fanaika, 6-6, 336, Sr.
OT 75 Richard Tuitu’u, 6-4, 353, Jr.
PK 28 Thomas Weber, 6-1, 205, So.

DE 97 Luis Vasquez, 6-3, 260, Sr.
DT 99 Jonathan English, 5-11, 304, So.
DT 90 David Smith, 6-3, 288, Sr.
DE 58 Dexter Davis, 6-2, 252, Jr.
LB 44 Travis Goethel, 6-3, 233, Jr.
LB 47 Gerald Munns, 6-4, 238, Jr.
LB 2 Ryan McFoy, 6-2, 214, Jr.
CB 32 Omar Bolden, 5-10, 194, So.
SS 22 Rodney Cox, 6-1, 215, Sr.
FS 14 Troy Nolan, 6-2, 207, Sr.
CB 5 Terell Carr, 5-9, 180, Jr.
P 28 Thomas Weber, 6-1, 205, So.

California

QB 6 Nate Longshore, 6-5, 233, Sr.

Position Spotlight: There are way too many problems among the Cal skill players to have any uncertainty at quarterback. No one has turned into a No. 1 receiver, top running back option Jahvid Best is already hurt, and overall, memories of last year's collapse are still fresh. While Longhore, because of his experience, would seem to be the obvious choice, Kevin Riley is being given every opportunity.

RB 4 Jahvid Best, 5-10, 193, So.
FB 23 Will Ta’ufo’ou, 5-11, 253, Sr.
WR 3 Jeremy Ross, 5-11, 208, So.
WR 84 Michael Calvin, 6-2, 202, RFr.
TE 5 Cameron Morrah, 6-4, 245, Jr.
OT 79 Mike Tepper, 6-7, 321, Jr.
OG 70 Mark Boskovich, 6-4, 301, So.
C 51 Alex Mack, 6-5, 316, Sr.
OG 55 Noris Malele, 6-2, 303, Sr.
OT 58 Chet Teofilo, 6-3, 316, Sr.
PK 34 Jordan Kay, 5-9, 201, Sr.

DE 94 Rulon Davis, 6-5, 281, Sr.
DT 98 Mika Kane, 6-2, 311, Sr.
DT 76 Derrick Hill, 6-2, 298, So.
DE 44 Tyson Alualu, 6-3, 290, Jr.
LB 56 Zack Follett, 6-1, 238, Sr.
LB 1 Worrell Williams, 6-0, 250, Sr.
LB 15 Anthony Felder, 6-3, 235, Sr.
CB 17 Chris Conte, 6-3, 198, So.
S 2 Bernard Hicks, 5-11, 210, Sr.
S 29 Marcus Ezeff, 5-11, 208, So.
CB 5 Syd’Quan Thompson, 5-9, 184, Jr.
P 19 Bryan Anger, 6-4, 196, RFr.

Oregon

QB 7 Nate Costa, 6-1, 211, So.
Position Spotlight: Assuming Costa is healthy, this was supposed to be a done deal. He suffered a knee injury and is just now coming back at full strength. Justin Roper, who saw time late last year, is still in the hunt for the job, while JUCO transfer Jeremiah Masoli is on his way just to make things more interesting.

RB 24 Jeremiah Johnson, 5-10, 198, Sr.
WR 4 Jaison Williams, 6-5, 240, Sr.
WR 23 Jeff Maehl, 6-1, 178, So.
WR 18 Jamere Holland, 6-1, 188, So.
TE 83 Ed Dickson, 6-5, 240, Jr.
OT 57 Fenuki Tupou, 6-6, 322, Jr.
OG 51 Jeff Kendall, 6-4, 297, Sr.
C 60 Max Unger, 6-5, 300, Sr.
OG 71 Mark Lewis, 6-4, 308, Sr.
OT 78 Jacob Hucko, 6-7, 317, Sr.
PK 85 Matt Evensen, 6-1, 194, Sr.

DE 39 Will Tukafu, 6-4, 279, Jr.
DT 91 Ra’Shon Harris, 6-5, 321, Sr.
DT 97 Cole Linehan, 6-4, 295, Sr.
DE 49 Nick Reed, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB 13 Jerome Boyd, 6-2, 220, Sr.
LB 40 John Bacon, 6-4, 230, Sr.
LB 25 Kevin Garrett, 5-11, 215, Jr.
CB 32 Jairus Byrd, 6-0, 208, Jr.
SS 15 Patrick Chung, 6-0, 210, Sr.
FS 2 T.J. Ward, 5-11, 191, Jr.
CB 6 Walter Thurmond III, 6-0, 185, Jr.
P 80 Josh Syria, 6-3, 232, Sr.

Oregon State

QB 3 Lyle Moevao, 5-11, 235, So.

Position Spotlight: Last year the quarterback was along for the ride. This year he has to be a player. With star target Sammie Stroughter returning, the winner of the quarterback derby will have a weapon to work with that was missing from last year's attack. Now, can either quarterback play? Moevao and Sean Canfield were lousy last year, and with Canfield out with a shoulder injury this spring. Moevao took the job by the horns.

RB 24 Ryan McCants, 6-1, 236, RFr.
SB 8 James Rodgers, 5-7, 182, So.
WR 19 Sammie Stroughter, 6-0, 188, Sr.
WR 15 Darrell Catchings, 5-11, 168, So.
TE 88 Howard Croom, 6-3, 249, Jr.
OT 66 Andy Levitre, 6-3, 324, Sr.
OG 62 Jeremy Perry, 6-2, 334, Sr.
C 65 Marcus Henderson, 6-5, 277, Sr.
OG 51 Adam Speer, 6-3, 301, Sr.
OT 68 Wilder McAndrews, 6-4, 259, RFr.
PK 27 Justin Kahut, 5-8, 160, So.

DE 90 Victor Butler, 6-2, 235, Sr.
DT 99 Pernnell Booth, 6-1, 303, Sr.
DT 92 Mitchel Hunt, 6-2, 271, So.
DE 58 Slade Norris, 6-3, 245, Sr.
LB 32 Keaton Kristick, 6-3, 227, Jr.
LB 41 Bryant Cornell, 6-1, 235, Sr.
LB 35 Keith Pankey, 6-0, 208, So.
CB 6 Keenan Lewis, 6-1, 197, Sr.
SS 9 Al Afalava, 5-11, 215, Sr.
FS 44 Greg Laybourn, 5-10, 205, Sr.
CB 36 Brandon Hughes, 5-11, 182, Sr.
P 18 Kyle Harper, 6-9, 197, RFr.

Stanford

QB 14 Tavita Pritchard 6-4, 200, Jr.
RB 5 Anthony Kimble 6-1, 210, Sr.
FB 48 Owen Marecic 6-1, 235, So.
WR 9 Richard Sherman 6-3, 195, Jr.
WR 89 Doug Baldwin 5-11, 178, So.
TE 45 Ben Ladner 6-3, 250, Jr.
LT 76 Ben Muth 6-6, 301, Sr.
LG 71 Andrew Phillips 6-5, 298, So.
C 60 Alex Fletcher 6-3, 295, Sr.
Position Spotlight:
The Cardinal line has the potential to be excellent if everyone is healthy and all the veterans play up to their experience. The big move was taking future NFLer Alex Fletcher from guard and making him a center. Now the line has a talented quarterback to anchor around.
RG 65 Gustav Rydstedt 6-3, 289, Sr.

RT 63 Chris Marinelli 6-7, 304, Jr.
PK
38 David Green 6-1, 193, RFr.

DE 91 Pannel Egboh, 6-6, 280, Sr.
DT 39 Brian Bulcke, 6-4, 269, Jr.
DT 54 Ekom Udofia, 6-2, 310, Jr.
DE
80 Erik Lorig, 6-4, 257, Jr.
LB 44 Pat Maynor, 6-2, 220, Sr.
LB 20 Clinton Snyder, 6-4, 230, Jr.

LB 50 Nick Macaluso 6-3, 235, So.
CB 24 Kris Evans, 6-0, 188, Jr.
FS 22 Bo McNally, 6-0, 208, Jr.
SS 23 Austin Yancy 6-4, 215, Jr.
CB
6 Wopamo Osaisai, 5-11, 200, Sr.
P 38 David Green, 6-1, 193, RFr.

UCLA

QB 7 Ben Olson, 6-4, 235, Sr.

Position Spotlight: Wait for it ... and 3 .. 2 ... 1. Olson is hurt again. With Pat Cowan out for the year with a knee injury, the last thing the new coaching staff wants to do is deal with the nightmare that was last year's Bruin cavalcade of quarterbacks. Former San Diego State Aztec Kevin Craft might be in the mix sooner than later as Olson has to get over a foot injury that'll keep him down until fall.

RB 36 Kahlil Bell, 6-0, 206, Sr.
FB 31 Trevor Theriot, 6-0, 233, Jr.
WR 9 Marcus Everett, 6-1, 212, Sr.
WR 19 Dominique Johnson, 6-3, 208, So.
TE 86 Logan Paulsen, 6-6, 252, Sr.
OT 73 Micah Kia, 6-6, 298, Jr.
OG 77 Darius Savage, 6-4, 338, So.
C 58 Micah Reed, 6-4, 316, Sr.
OG 66 Scott Glicksberg, 6-4, 269, Sr.
OT 72 Sean Sheller, 6-5, 282, So.
PK 15 Kai Forbath, 6-0, 197, So.

DE 55 Korey Bosworth, 6-1, 235, Jr.
DT 92 Brian Price, 6-1, 297, So.
DT 93 Brigham Harwell, 6-2, 292, Sr.
DE 56 Tom Blake, 6-4, 259, Sr.
LB 12 John Hale, 6-4, 220, Sr.
LB 51 Reggie Carter, 6-1, 221, Jr.
LB 54 Kyle Bosworth, 6-1, 222, Sr.
CB 22 Michael Norris, 5-9, 177, Sr.
SS 25 Bret Lockett, 6-2, 204, Sr.
FS 27 Aaron Ware, 6-0, 193, Jr.
CB 1 Alterraun Verner, 5-11, 176, Jr.
P 17 Aaron Perez, 6-4, 229, Sr.

USC

QB 6 Mark Sanchez, 6-3, 225, Jr.
RB 4 Joe McKnight, 6-0, 200, So.
FB 31 Stanley Havili, 6-0, 25, So.
WR 7 Vidal Hazelton, 6-2, 210, Jr.
WR 1 Patrick Turner, 6-5, 220, Sr.

Position Spotlight: It was supposed to be question of which hyped up receiver, Hazelton or Turner, was going to be the newest Trojan sensation. As it turns out, the answer was neither one. Now the two have to turn their game up several notches with Arkansas transfer Damian Williams ready to get his shot and David Ausberry good enough to start.

TE 86 Anthony McCoy, 6-5, 255, Jr.
OT 71 Charles Brown, 6-6, 295, Jr.
OG 53 Jeff Byers, 6-4, 285, Sr.
C 61 Kristofer O’Dowd, 6-5, 300, So.
OG 74 Zach Heberer, 6-5, 300, So.
OT 56 Alex Parsons, 6-4, 300, Jr.
PK 18 David Buehler, 6-2, 225, Sr.

DE 84 Kyle Moore, 6-6, 270, Sr.
DT 75 Fili Moala, 6-5, 295, Sr.
DT 99 Averell Spicer, 6-2, 295, Jr.
DE 93 Everson Griffen, 6-3, 265, So.
LB 10 Brian Cushing, 6-3, 255, Sr.
LB 58 Rey Maualuga, 6-2, 260, Sr.
LB 52 Luther Brown, 6-2, 235, Jr.
CB 7 Cary Harris, 6-0, 180, Sr.
SS 4 Kevin Ellison, 6-1, 230, Sr.
FS 2 Taylor Mays, 6-3, 230, Jr.
CB 24 Shareece Wright, 6-0, 180, Jr.
P 44 Greg Woidneck, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Washington

QB 10 Jake Locker, 6-3, 225, So.
RB 6 Brandon Johnson, 5-11, 195, RFr.
FB 30 Paul Homer, 6-0, 222, So.
WR 3 Alvin Logan, 6-2, 215, RFr.
WR 11 D’Andre Goodwin, 6-0, 170, So.

Position Spotlight: If Jake Locker is going to be a living, breathing passer, and be able to complete more than half of his throws, he's going to need help from a very young, very promising receiving corps. It'll be a battle for starting spots as Devin Aguilar, Anthony Boyles and Chris Polk will all push Logan and Goodwin, who were each solid this spring.

TE 86 Michael Gottlieb, 6-5, 245, Sr.
OT 79 Ben Ossai, 6-6, 200, Jr.
OG 65 Ryan Tolar, 6-5, 310, So.
C 64 Matt Sedillo, 6-3, 300, So.
OG 72 Casey Bulyca, 6-6, 340, Sr.
OT 71 Cody Habben, 6-6, 300, So.
PK 13 Ryan Perkins, 6-0, 185, Jr.

DE 66 Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, 6-4, 260, Jr.
DT 96 De’Shon Matthews, 6-4, 255, So.
DT 99 Cameron Elisara, 6-2, 275, So.
DE 59 Darrion Jones, 6-3, 255, Jr.
LB 24 Joshua Gage, 6-2, 225, Jr.
LB 57 Trenton Tuiasosopo, 6-2, 240, Sr.
LB 40 Mason Foster, 6-1, 218, So.
CB 28 Quinton Richardson, 6-0, 205, RFr.
SS 15 Darin Harris, 5-11, 200, Sr.
FS 8 Nate Williams, 6-1, 205, So.
CB 23 Mesphin Forrester, 6-2, 205, Sr.
P 12 Jared Ballman, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Washington State

QB 17 Gary Rogers, 6-7, 234, Sr.
RB 31 Dwight Tardy, 5-11, 212, So.
WR 4 Brandon Gibson, 6-1, 202, Sr.
WR 15 Benny Ward, 6-3, 186, Sr.
WR 86 Daniel Blackledge, 6-2, 179, So.
TE 80 Devin Frschknecht, 6-3, 256, Sr.
OT 55 Vaughn Lesuma, 6-5, 340, Sr.
OG 73 Andrew Roxas, 6-1, 295, So.
C 69 Kenny Alfred, 6-2, 293, Jr.
OG 60 Dan Rowlands, 6-5, 290, Sr.
OT 76 Micah Hannam, 6-4, 279, So.
PK 35 Wade Penner, 5-10, 155, So.

DE 93 Kevin Kooyman, 6-6, 242, Jr.
DT 77 Matt Eichelberger, 6-4, 317, Sr.
DT 92 A’I Ahmu, 6-0, 292, Sr.
DE 45 Andy Mattingly, 6-4, 241, Jr.
Position Spotlight: A linebacker by trade, Mattingly was moved to end early on this spring to try to boost the pass rush. It wasn't that big a stretch considering the Cougars played a 3-4 last year and will now move to a 4-3, but it means Mattingly will have to be even more physical. This was one of several position moves throughout the off-season.

LB 38 Cory Evans, 6-2, 240, Sr.
LB 52 Greg Trent, 5-11, 220, Sr.
LB 49 Kendrick Dunn, 5-11, 224, Sr.
CB 6 Markus Dawes, 5-11, 193, Sr.
SS 26 Xavier Hicks, Jr. 6-0, 193, Jr.
FS 21 Chima Nwachukwu, 5-11, 189, So.
CB 18 Alfonso Jackson, 5-9, 204, Sr.
P 8 Reid Forrest, 6-2, 175, So.