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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.

 

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

Which players are poised for a breakout year?
College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason.

 

College Football's Top 15 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2015

Which QBs are feeling the heat this offseason?
College Football's Top 15 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2015

Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play, signal-callers will be securitized and watched closely all offseason.

 

Oregon Ducks 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Ducks this spring?
Oregon Ducks 2015 Spring Football Preview

For the second time in five seasons, Oregon came up 60 minutes short of a national championship.

 

This time the Ducks have to rebuild without arguably the greatest player in the history of their program. Five starters are back on defense and seven are back on offense, but the loss of Marcus Mariota obviously cannot be understated.

 

UCLA Bruins 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Bruins this spring?
UCLA Bruins 2015 Spring Football Preview

UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98 and 18 starters are back from a team that nearly won the Pac-12 South last year. Coach Jim Mora has reeled in four consecutive top 20 classes on the recruiting trail, so talent certainly isn’t an issue for 2015. However, there’s a big question mark surrounding the Bruins, as standout quarterback Brett Hundley must be replaced.

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2015

Which players are poised for a breakout year?
College Football's Top 25 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2015

With the volume of high-powered offenses and talent at the skill positions every year, it’s not easy being a defensive coordinator or a player on that side of the ball. However, there’s no shortage of standouts that emerge each season out of spring practice and the regular season.

 

Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Huskies this spring?
Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

Washington opens its second spring under coach Chris Petersen with just 10 returning starters and major concerns on both sides of the ball. The quarterback position is up for grabs, and the battle includes true freshman Jake Browning after he enrolled in time to compete this spring.

Washington Huskies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Huskies '15 football schedule.
Washington Huskies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Chris Petersen isn’t accustomed to losing.

 

Washington lost more games in Pac-12 play in Petersen’s debut (5) than he did the three previous seasons combined at Boise State (4).

 

But this is one of the best jobs on the West Coast and in the Pac-12, and his track record of success speaks for itself.

 

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