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Pac-12 Week 8 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 11 months 3 days ago
Things are starting to fall into place out West. Washington was humbled the last two weeks but has no chance to rest. Stanford found out first-hand how deep the South Division might be, but also has to regroup quickly. And Sean Mannion continues his assault on the record books.Week 8 is a deep and intriguing weekend of action for the Pac-12. A rematch of last season's Pac-12 Championship...

7 Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 8

By Braden Gall, 11 months 4 days ago
The beauty of sports, in particular college football, lies in their complete unpredictability and reality TV-like drama. And Week 7 was the first upset-filled Saturday of action as Stanford, Oklahoma and Michigan fell from the ranks of unbeatens despite being favored by a combined 26 points. Things are only getting cranked up on the college gridiron, however, as huge showdowns this weekend...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Corby Yarbrough, 11 months 5 days ago
At the midpoint of the Pac-12 season, it has been Oregon and whichever team wants to try and lineup for second place. No team has scored more, allowed less and is better in turnover margin. That said, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion is the nation’s leading passer (418.5 YPG), teammates Brandin Cooks (157.3 YPG) and Steven Nelson (5) lead the nation in receiving and interceptions,...

Pac-12 Post-Week 7 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
The national title picture was altered by Utah’s 27-21 win over Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal’s first loss of the season is early enough to rebound back into the BCS title contention, but Stanford still has to play Oregon and UCLA.Utah’s win over Stanford was arguably its biggest since it joined the Pac-12 and should be enough for the Utes to get back to a bowl game.USC...

Pac-12 Week 7 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 week ago
Upset Saturday was in full effect in the Pac-12, but it didn't come from Husky Stadium as some believed. No, Oregon controlled Washington with relative ease, putting them away in the final quarter in impressive fashion. It was the Stanford Cardinal who came crashing down from the ranks of the unbeaten at the hands of the Utah Utes.In what feels like a small sidenote, UCLA, Arizona State,...

Texas or USC: Which is the Better College Football Job?

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Texas and USC are two of college football’s premier jobs, and by December, both programs are expected to be looking for a head coach. USC already fired coach Lane Kiffin, and Mack Brown’s future at Texas is iffy, which means there will be plenty of coaches lining up to interview at both schools.When it comes to building a list of best jobs in college football, the list usually starts...

8 Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 6

By Braden Gall, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The beauty of sports, in particular college football, lies in their complete unpredictability and reality TV-like drama. Week 5 was a huge weekend of action across the nation. Lessons were learned in Athens, Tuscaloosa, Tempe, Columbus and South Bend to name a few. Ole Miss did lose by more than three touchdowns and Zach Mettenberger did out-pass Aaron Murray as I predicted last week. Arkansas...

10 Coaches to Replace Fired Lane Kiffin at USC

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The Lane Kiffin era is over at USC. Kiffin was fired after the Trojans’ 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.Kiffin finished his tenure at USC with a 28-15 record, including a 10-8 mark over the last two years. The Trojans had a 10-2 record in 2011 but were never able to match the high expectations that surrounded this team going into 2012.Although it’s early to make a...

USC Fires Lane Kiffin

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
After Saturday night’s loss at Arizona State, USC decided to fire coach Lane Kiffin.In his fourth season at USC, Kiffin had a record of 28-15, including a 10-2 mark in 2011. However, the 10-2 year was flanked by a disappointing 8-5 record in 2010 and a 7-6 mark in 2012.USC is one of the premier jobs in college football, but the job may not be as attractive this coaching cycle, as sanctions...

USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Game Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 3 weeks ago
It's only Week 5 of the 2013 college football season, but the late-night matchup between USC-Arizona State could be a crucial game for both teams. The Trojans and Sun Devils expected to compete for the Pac-12 South title, are looking to notch their first conference win this season. USC was embarrassed at home by the Washington State a few weeks ago, while ASU is stinging after a 42-28...