Olin Buchanan: Washington State coach Paul Wulff. The Cougars have managed just three wins in two seasons under Wulff. Another disaster would put in job in serious jeopardy.
Tom Dienhart: USC coach Lane Kiffin. I think if the Trojans lose a game or two early, they could spiral down quickly with nothing to play for this season.
David Fox: UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel. If he can't win big at UCLA now, when can he? He's starting his third season at UCLA and archrival USC is going on probation. If he needs a second-half comeback to beat Temple in another bowl game, he might be in trouble.
Mike Huguenin: USC coach Lane Kiffin. His scholarship players will number about 70 this fall, which means injuries are going to play a huge role because of a lack of depth. And given the harsh NCAA sanctions USC faces, injuries are going to play a huge role for the next three years, too. This might be Kiffin's dream job, but he could have a nightmarish tenure.
Steve Megargee: Any Pac-10 defensive back. Jake Locker, Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley and Nick Foles should make this a memorable season for Pac-10 quarterbacks.
WHERE DOES THIS LEAGUE RANK IN RELATION TO OTHERS?
Olin Buchanan: Third
Tom Dienhart: Fifth
David Fox: Fifth
Mike Huguenin: Second
Steve Megargee: Fourth
THE PLAYER YOU MOST LIKE TO WATCH FROM THIS LEAGUE
Olin Buchanan: Oregon's LaMichael James
Tom Dienhart: Oregon's LaMichael James
David Fox: Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers
Mike Huguenin: California's Shane Vereen Steve Megargee: Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN PASSING?
Olin Buchanan: Stanford's Andrew Luck
Tom Dienhart: Stanford's Andrew Luck
David Fox: Washington's Jake Locker
Mike Huguenin: Arizona's Nick Foles
Steve Megargee: Arizona's Nick Foles
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RECEPTIONS?
Olin Buchanan: Oregon State's James Rodgers
Tom Dienhart: Oregon State's James Rodgers
David Fox: Washington's Jermaine Kearse Mike Huguenin: Oregon State's James Rodgers
Steve Megargee: Oregon State's James Rodgers