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Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 days ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Pac-12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Continued growth out WestAfter the hire of Larry Scott to be commissioner, the Pac-12 has experienced remarkable growth and success. The hiring of elite coaches...

Oregon gives Helfrich 5-year extension

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Oregon has rewarded Mark Helfrich with a five-year contract extension worth at least $17.5 million after the most successful two-year start for a football coach in school history. Helfrich, whose Ducks were upset by Ohio State in last month's national title game, will be guaranteed $3.15 million next season, with his salary increasing to a maximum of $3.8...

Eastern Washington QB Adams to transfer to Oregon

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The complexion of the 2015 FCS season changed greatly on Monday. Perhaps the FBS season did as well. Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., the runner-up each of the past two seasons for the Walter Payton Award which honors the FCS player of the year, announced on social media his plan to accept a scholarship from the University of Oregon later...

Eastern Washington QB Adams to transfer to Oregon

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The complexion of the 2015 FCS season changed greatly on Monday. Perhaps the FBS season did as well. Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., the runner-up each of the past two seasons for the Walter Payton Award which honors the FCS player of the year, announced on Twitter his plan to accept a scholarship from the University of Oregon later this...

Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams would transfer to Eugene. Adams has been a prolific quarterback at Eastern Washington for the last three seasons and was a...

Eastern Washington QB's tweet seeks Wilson's advice

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Could Russell Wilson help Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams make up his mind? Adams' size and playing style has been compared in recent years to the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback. The 6-foot, 190-pounder has even attended Wilson's summer camp. Now Adams is contemplating a transfer from EWU to the University of Oregon, which has offered a...

EWU, Oregon must wait on Adams' decision

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Now they wait. At both Eastern Washington and Oregon. EWU quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. took his much-publicized visit to the University of Oregon this past weekend after receiving a scholarship offer from coach Mark Helfich and his Pac-12 program. The redshirt junior, already a two-time Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year and Walter Payton Award...

Wildcats humble the young Ducks, again

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Oregon struggles for the second straight game against Arizona, and get blown out on the road.

EWU's Adams has offer from Oregon

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Washington and Oregon are scheduled to open their 2015 football seasons against each other on Sept. 5. It would be ironic if Vernon Adams Jr. is the starting quarterback for Oregon instead of Eastern Washington, where he has been the highest-profile player in the FCS in recent seasons. Adams said Wednesday he has a scholarship offer from Oregon and will...