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Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks 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, 3 months 3 weeks 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, 3 months 3 weeks 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, 3 months 3 weeks 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, 4 months 5 days 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...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
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. Every college campus is unique and...

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

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
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. So...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Pac-12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Pac-12 conference preview. Has the Pac-12 caught the SEC as the nation's best conference? Is the Pac-12 South the best division in football? Or is this league too tough to produce a playoff team in 2015? Is the State of Arizona or the City of Los Angeles better equipped to make a run at the Pac-12 South...

Pac-12 Football 2015 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That shouldn’t ever be the issue in the Pac-12 — also known as college football's second-best league. Most will point to the depth of...

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015 Pac-12 season is shaping up to be another year filled of intrigue in both division races. Oregon is the favorite in the North, but the Ducks have question marks on both sides of the ball. And the expected replacement for quarterback Marcus Mariota – Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams – won’t arrive until this summer. In the South Division, five out of the six...