Still, who knew the talent shortage even extended into the ranks of team managers?
First USC coach Kevin O'Neill fired Stan Holt after the student manager received a game-turning technical foul in Saturday's loss at Oregon for reportedly hollering obscenities at a referee.
Now Arizona State may be without senior point guard Derek Glasser as a result of a sprained right ankle suffered during Monday's practice when, you guessed it, he landed on a student manager's foot.
"I don't know the extent of it," Glasser told the Arizona Republic. "As of right now, I think I'm playing, but I guess anything can happen. We'll have to see how it responds."
The good news for the Arizona State student manager is that Coach Herb Sendek is a tad more forgiving than the hot-tempered O'Neill. All signs are that the Sun Devils manager still has a job today.
As for the rest of the Pac-10, players can't be too careful. I'm talking to you Jerome Randle, Nic Wise and Michael Roll. If a student manager hands you a cup of cyanide-laced Gatorade or drops a bucket of ice on your foot, don't say you weren't warned.