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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.

 

USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

Cody Kessler’s heir apparent eager to build on productive spring
USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

Come autumn at USC, all eyes will be on redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler and his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy. The spring, however, belonged to Kessler’s backup, redshirt sophomore Max Browne.

 

“Today was Max’s game,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said following the Trojans’ annual spring game on April 11.

 

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Trojans '15 football schedule.
USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

USC comes into a season in a familiar situation — the frontrunner to win its division.

 

Fans will add to that Pac-12 championship and College Football Playoff aspirations as well.

 

And with good reason. The Trojans have by far the best collection of players in the Pac-12.

 

Oregon Ducks 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Ducks '15 football schedule.
Oregon Ducks 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Oregon enters a season after losing in the national title game for the second time in six years.

 

This time, Mark Helfrich has to rebuild without the best player in school history. While finding a replacement for Marcus Mariota is critical, it's just one of many challenges the Ducks must overcome if they expect to repeat as Pac-12 champs in 2015.

 

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked Pac-12 experts to rank the best jobs in the league.
Ranking the Pac-12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Is it easier to win at USC or UCLA? How about Oregon, Stanford or Washington?

 

Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win?

 

These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not.

 

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