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Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 day 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 6 days 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...

USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 1 week ago
Come autumn at USC, all eyes will be on redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler and his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy. The spring, however, belonged to Kessler’s backup, redshirt sophomore Max Browne. “Today was Max’s game,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said following the Trojans’ annual spring game on April 11. The appetizer to USC’s 2015 season...

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
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. But depth may still be an issue and navigating a schedule that could feature upwards of eight ranked...

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

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
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. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

USC Trojans 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 5 months 5 days ago
There is a lot to like about the 2015 USC Trojans. Steve Sarkisian has a year under his belt as the head man at Heritage Hall and this roster is loaded with elite-level talent. The quarterback position is locked down by a potential Heisman candidate and the offensive line is filthy good. However, that doesn’t mean the Men of Troy don’t have plenty of work to do this spring...

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 2 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...