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Thursday Morning Quick Hits

So Rhett Bomar is out at OU, along with offensive lineman J.D. Quinn for allegedly accepting illegal payments from a big time car dealer in Norman, OK. The Statesman has the story here . Of course Burnt Orange Nation is all over it .

The Orange County Register has a great story on Coach Carroll and his focus on the 2006 season as he moves on from SC's disappointing loss in the Rose Bowl. This sort of positive attitude is what sets Pete Carroll apart from other head coaches.

Dawg Sports replies to my offering in regards to the East Coast Bias. USCLink in his view on his rooting styles has also caught the sharp eyes of Kyle in his rebuttal. It's official; Link is on the Mayors radar screen.

My fellow SBN Blogger Sean over Block U has quick look at some other Mountain West Conference opening games as he heads out for a week of vacation. He also hit a neat milestone in his first month on the SB Network, Congrats Sean!

Tomahawk Nation has a link to Bevo Sports that list the top 25 teams in all of the preseason mags.

Here is how USC ranks:

Phil Steele's Sporting News Athlon Lindy's Street & Smith's Insiders

USC #4

USC #6

USC #3

USC #6

USC #7

USC #4

That should get you started for the day.