COACHES TELECONFERENCES: Pac-10 head football coaches will be available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season. The first call will be conducted Tue., Sep. 17 and the calls will continue each Tuesday through Nov. 19. Each coach is scheduled to be on the line for 10 minutes with the calls starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT/MST. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:00 PT/MT following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID office to receive the media-only number for both the live teleconference or the taped replay. Following is the schedule for the teleconferences:
Tuesday Call Schedule (PDT/MST) 10:00 a.m. John Mackovic - Arizona 10:10 a.m. Buddy Teevens - Stanford 10:20 a.m. Dennis Erickson - Oregon State 10:30 a.m. Bob Toledo - UCLA 10:40 a.m. Pete Carroll - USC 10:50 a.m. Mike Bellotti - Oregon 11:00 a.m. Dirk Koetter - Arizona State 11:10 a.m. Mike Price - Washington State 11:20 a.m. Jeff Tedford - California 11:30 a.m. Rick Neuheisel - WashingtonPAC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games along with highlight footage. The half-hour feed airs every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PDT/MST (2:30 p.m. EDT) beginning Sep. 4 and running through Nov. 20, with a final week run on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Coordinates for the feed are GE 2, Transponder 11 (C-Band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 310-231-3229 or pager 888-423-0095 or Michelle Lockhart at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.
DOUBLE COVERAGE: A new one hour radio program devoted to Pac-10 football will air on a national network of radio stations. Double Coverage will air in most markets on Wednesday evenings with a rebroadcast on Saturday mornings on many outlets. Check local listings for the station in your area.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Aug. 31 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Michael Jollivette, CB, ARIZ Sep. 7 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA Hakim Hill, RS, ASU Sep. 14 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Troy Polamalu, SS, USC Jemeel Powell, PR, CAL
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: Coming off a week that saw the Conference go 8-1 vs. non-conference opponents, including two road upsets against ranked teams, the Pac-10 continues to put up a remarkable record against outside foes. The Pac-10 currently stands at 22-4 (.846) against non-conference foes, including a 19-4 (.826) against Division I-A opponents. The Pac-10 stands at 3-3 against teams ranked in the Top 25, actually top 20, with five of those six contests on the road. Of the four losses Pac-10 teams have suffered, all have been on the road and three of the four are to teams that were ranked in the top 12 in the nation at the time. As a result of all this, we sit with no Pac-10 teams having a losing record at the moment.
OREGON STATE: Game against Fresno State this year features two of the biggest offensive lines in the country. Bulldogs starting offensive line averages 320 pounds per man, reputed to be the largest in the nation. OSU's O-line averages 310 pounds per man, narrowly edging Arizona (309) and Washington State (309) for Pac-10 honors. . . . In win against UNLV last week, QB Derek Anderson had school record-tying five TD passes to five different receivers. Anderson completed 20 of 26 (.769) for 356 yards, 5 TDs and 0 INTs. In three games this year to date, he has 12 TD passes with no interceptions while completing 66.0% of his passes for an average of 329 yards per game. That's 103 pass attempts without a pick. . . . And while Anderson and the Beavs have not had a pass picked off this year, the OSU defense leads the Pac-10 in interceptions with eight (compared to nine all of last season). . . . Beavers have won 18 of last 20 home games at Reser Stadium, including last six. . . . OSU defense has allowed just two TDs in three games this year, none through the air. . . . OLB Nick Barnett leads the Pac-10 in tackles at 10.7 per game.
SERIES NOTES FOR THE GAMES OF SEP. 21:
FRESNO STATE (1-2) at OREGON STATE (3-0) - 3:30 PDT - Fox Sports Net national cablecast - The Series: Oregon State and Fresno State have met 11 times with the Bulldogs leading the series 7-4. All of OSU's wins have come at Corvallis where the Beavers hold a 4-2 edge, most recently winning 46-23 in 1999 in coach Dennis Erickson's home debut at OSU. This marks the second straight game in the Willamette Valley for Fresno State as the Bulldogs dropped a hard-fought 28-24 game at Oregon in their last outing. . . . Last Year: No. 10-ranked Oregon State opened the season at Fresno State and the Bulldogs shocked the Beavers with a 44-24 upset victory. Fresno QB David Carr passed for 340 yards and four TDs to lead the Bulldogs. OSU QB Jonathan Smith responded by passing for 284 yards and two scores, but the Fresno State defense limited the Beavs to 27 yards rushing and piled up five QB sacks.
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