Pac-12 links: USC’s Josh Shaw (doesn’t) save nephew from drowning

» USC cornerback Josh Shaw sprained his ankles saving his nephew from drowning during a family social on Saturday. Remarkably, Shaw leaped off second-story balcony when he saw the 7-year-old struggling, landing on the concrete before crawling into the pool.

UPDATE: Serious doubts about Shaw’s story have surfaced, and USC is investigating further.

» Anu Solomon officially became Arizona’s starting quarterback, marking the first time since freshmen became eligible in 1972 that the Wildcats will open the season with one behind center.

» A closer look at the running ability of Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, whom Jim Mora called “tough as nails.”

» After transferring to Utah, former UCLA defensive end Kylie Fitts will have two years of eligibility left starting in 2015. Pac-12 rules dictate that intra-conference transfers spend one year in residence and lose a season of eligibility.

» Not many teams can claim underdog status against Colorado, but Colorado State coach Jim McElwain seems to be trying.

» Ten thoughts on Oregon’s newly released depth chart, one that has true freshman Royce Freeman in contention for a starting spot.

» In three weeks, Oregon State has moved freshman Ryan Nall from tight end to running back to H-back.

» Cal’s Haas Pavilion will undergo a $10-million renovation, scheduled begin next May and be finished by the fall sports season.

» The new playoff system has Stanford eyeing a national title after four straight BCS bowls.

» True freshman Budda Baker, a former UCLA recruit, earned a starting safety spot on Washington’s Week 1 depth chart.

» Washington State will no longer host home games at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.