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Oregon Football Turns the Page from "Emotional" Ending

A quick turnaround from College Football Playoff to offseason workouts send runner-up Ducks in 2015 focused.
Oregon Football Turns the Page from "Emotional" Ending

How does a program react to a historic season that includes a win in the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Pac-12 Conference championship and a Heisman Trophy?

 

“Initially, a lot of tears,” Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said, referring specifically to the way the Ducks’ 2014 campaign ended: with a 42-20 loss in the College Football Playoff championship round to Ohio State.

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2015

Arizona State's Todd Graham ranks No. 1.
Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2015

Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.

 

Colorado Updates Uniforms and Unveils New Gray Alternates for 2015

The Buffaloes will wear these in 2015.
Colorado Updates Uniforms and Unveils New Silver Alternates for 2015

Colorado’s classic white and black jerseys are some of the best in the Pac-12. But every uniform needs an occasional refresh, and that’s exactly what the Buffaloes are doing headed into 2015.

 

On Friday, Colorado updated its white and black uniforms, along with a brand new gray jersey.

 

Overall, these are really sharp uniforms for the Buffaloes:

 

 

USC Secondary "Growing Pains" Help Unit Improve

Young defensive backs including Adoree' Jackson ready to take on leadership roles for the USC defense in 2015

Injuries mounted for USC in its 28-26 win at Arizona on Oct. 11. The Trojan secondary — a unit that started 2014 shorthanded, thanks to the suspension of cornerback Josh Shaw — lost Adoree’ Jackson and Kevon Seymour midway through the contest.

 

Oregon Releases New "Salute the State" Uniforms for 2015 Spring Game

The Ducks will wear these on Saturday.
Oregon Releases New "Salute the Day" Uniforms for 2015 Spring Game

Oregon is set to close spring practice with its final scrimmage of the season on Saturday.

 

It’s a big spring in Eugene, as the Ducks are looking for a replacement for Marcus Mariota, as well as searching for new starters on defense.

 

Different uniforms and designs are nothing new for Oregon, so it’s no surprise the Ducks have unveiled new “Salute the State” jerseys and helmets for Saturday’s game.

 

Check out the Oregon spring game uniforms for 2015:

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

Cody Kessler takes the No. 1 spot.
Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 as another deep year for signal-callers on the West Coast. USC’s Cody Kessler leads the way in our quarterback rankings, but California’s Jared Goff is a rising star and should have a huge season in Sonny Dykes’ offense.

 

Ranking Pac-12 Teams in the NFL Draft since 2005

Steve Sarkisian has some big shoes to fill
Ranking Pac-12 Teams in the NFL Draft since 2005

As far as the NFL Draft goes, the Pac-12 is still USC’s league to rule.

 

Even as Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State have elevated their level of play in recent seasons, USC still casts a shadow on the rest of the conference in the NFL Draft.

 

UCLA Student Willingly Gets Tackled By Linebacker Myles Jack (For a Good Reason)

This student had a unique campaign video.
UCLA Student Willingly Takes a Hit From Linebacker Myles Jack

Danny Siegel is campaigning to be a student representative at UCLA, so he decided to take a hit from linebacker Myles Jack.

 

Yes, you read that correctly.

 

Jack is a likely All-American linebacker in 2015 and one of the Pac-12’s top returning players. Needless to say, Siegel probably felt this one the next morning.

 

Election commercials are usually must-skip television, but we give this one a thumbs up.

 

 

Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked some experts to rank the best towns in the Pac-12.
Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.

 

Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.

 

Former Fullback Kalani Sitake is a Defensive Coach on the Rise

Sitake's unorthodox career path continues at Oregon State
Former Fullback Kalani Sitake is a Defensive Coach on the Rise

One of football’s up-and-coming defensive coordinators got his start in the one of the most unlikely places — playing fullback for a school that was ground zero of the modern spread offense.

 

Kalani Sitake has been a defensive assistant in major college football for merely a decade, but he’s already one of the most intriguing names in the coaching ranks.

 

When the time came for the BYU fullback to enter the workforce in 2001, Sitake knew what he wanted to do, just not all the details.

 

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