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The Pac-12's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 has long been considered an offensive football conference.With a rich history of elite quarterbacks, offensive playmakers and innovative coaching staffs, it’s not too difficult to back that claim up with facts. Bill Walsh, Don James, Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll set the bar for offensive advancement over the years while new faces like Rich Rodriguez, Mike Leach and Todd Graham...

Top 10 Pac-12 Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 4 days ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Top 10 Pac-12 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Pac-12 2014 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
The SEC is college football’s No. 1 conference, but the Pac-12 has narrowed the gap in recent years. And this conference will play a key role in shaping college football’s new playoff format, as Oregon, Stanford and UCLA are considered by many to be top-10 teams in 2014.The North Division is shaping up to be another battle between Oregon and Stanford for the No. 1 spot. The Ducks...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a deliberate and in-depth equation that helps Athlon Sports project the college football season every year.When the staff sits down to hash out the Athlon...

Former Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson Transfers to Utah

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. The news was officially announced by the school on Wednesday, and Thompson is eligible to play for the Utes in 2014.With Trevor Knight expected to claim the top spot in Norman, playing time for Thompson was going to be limited at Oklahoma.Thompson played sparingly in two years with the Sooners, throwing only 13 passes for 64...

Utah QB Travis Wilson Cleared to Return for Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson’s playing career was in doubt after a pre-existing condition was discovered after concussion tests in November.However, Wilson recently received good news, as he was cleared to participate in spring practice.Wilson still has more tests in his future to determine his playing status for 2014, but this is clearly a step in the right direction.In nine games last...

Top 10 Pac-12 Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Top 10 Pac-12 Linebackers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2014

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 days ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...