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Stanford QB Kevin Hogan Rides Momentum into His Final Season

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 3 months ago
Stanford’s last trip to Rose Bowl Stadium was not in the capacity the Cardinal had been accustomed the last few years. But if quarterback Kevin Hogan’s performance in an unseasonably warm, late-November tilt with UCLA was any indication for 2015, Stanford’s last trip to the Rose Bowl could be a springboard for its next. Hogan is the most-tenured quarterback in the Pac-12...

Pac-12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of proven talent returning on defense. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Pac-12 last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the...

Pac-12 Football TV Schedule Planner for September

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 Conference released kickoff times and broadcast information for most of the league's first month of games, and the docket features numerous marquee games that could help shape the national college football landscape in 2015. Related: Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions For those wanting a head start on programming the DVR or planning viewing parties, consider the following...

Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no team from this league ranked inside of the top five in Athlon’s projected 128 rankings. Will one team emerge as the dominant clear favorite in...

Ranking the Pac-12's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 is one of college football’s top conferences for offense, and the league is loaded with talent headed into 2015. Even with Marcus Mariota leaving Oregon, there’s no shortage of proven options at quarterback, and the skill talent is deep at running back and receiver. To help pick the top offensive triplets in each of the Power 5 leagues, we devised a simple formula. We...

Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many teams have won national championships without high-level talent at both positions. Here are the best 25 quarterback-head coach combinations in...

Stanford Cardinal 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
For the first time under coach David Shaw, Stanford completed a season with fewer than 11 victories. The Cardinal finished 8-5 and second in the Pac-12 North but lost three games by three points. While the defense must be revamped, Stanford appears to be the biggest challenger to Oregon in the North. And the Cardinal could push for double-digit victories once again if the offense takes a step...

Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second, and the junior will take on an even bigger role in the offense with quarterback Brett Hundley’s departure. The depth of the league’s...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
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. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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. After Kessler and Goff is a duo of intriguing quarterbacks in Arizona...