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Inexperienced Pac-10 quarterbacks

Behold the demarcation line. Over half of the Pac-10 is set in its quarterback situation. Six schools welcome back full-time starters from a year ago. Here, Mark DeVaughn looks at the other four schools, and how inexperience under center affects their 2010 prospects.

A handful of underclassmen, namely those in Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Tuscon, served notice in 2009 of present promise and future greatness. Talk is that a certain Pac-10 signal-caller will become the top pick in the next NFL draft. Four other sides operate outside that realm of stability. One contender will try to continue a lesser-known lineage of quality quarterbacks. Another gives an injury...