Pac-12 Week 1 Awards


Cal was one of the highlight teams in the Pac-12 this weekend (via Dinur)

One of the things that I've actually liked at CGB during football season is them taking the questions that Andy Staples over at SI gets during the week and reanswering them with a Cal perspective, be they about the Pac-12 or not.  Following the same general idea, I've taken the categories from's Tom Dienhart's Awards and answered them with a Pac-12 spin.

With that said, it's on to the awards!

Wish I were him:
 Stanford's David Shaw
Glad I'm not him: UCLA's Rick Neuheisal
Lucky guy: USC's Lane Kiffin
Poor guy: Washington State's Paul Wulff
Desperately seeking a clue: Oregon's Chip Kelly
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: California's Jeff Tedford
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Oregon State's Mike Riley
Desperately seeking...anything: Washington's Steve Sarkisian

Thought you'd kick butt, you did: Stanford
Thought you'd kick butt, you didn't: USC
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you did: Colorado
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you didn't: Cal
Dang, they're good: Arizona State
Dang, they're bad: Oregon State
Did the season start? Washington
Can the season end? Oregon State
Can the season never end? Arizona & Arizona State

Play this again: Oregon vs. LSU
Never play this again: Sacramento State vs. Oregon State
What? Eastern Washington 27, Washington 30
Huh? Montana State 10, Utah 27
Are you kidding me? Sacramento State 29, Oregon State 28 (OT)
Oh.My.God: Stanford 57, San Jose State 3
Told you so: LSU 40, Oregon 27

Tickets to die for: Utah @ USC
Best non-Pac-12 vs. Pac-12 matchup: Arizona @ Oklahoma State
Best Pac-12 matchup: Utah @ USC
Upset alert: Hawai'i @ Washington
Must win: UCLA vs. San Jose State
Offensive explosion: Arizona @ Oklahoma State
Defensive struggle: Missouri @ Arizona State
Great game no one is talking about: California @ Colorado
Intriguing coaching matchup: Nevada's Chris Ault vs. Oregon's Chip Kelly
Who's bringing the body bags? Stanford @ Duke
Why are they playing? UNLV @ Washington State
Plenty of good seats remaining: San Jose State @ UCLA
They shoot horses, don't they? Oregon State @ Wisconsin

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