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

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months 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...

Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Washington opens its second spring under coach Chris Petersen with just 10 returning starters and major concerns on both sides of the ball. The quarterback position is up for grabs, and the battle includes true freshman Jake Browning after he enrolled in time to compete this spring. Defensive standouts Shaq Thompson, Hau’oli Kikaha and Danny Shelton must be replaced, and the secondary...

Washington Huskies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Chris Petersen isn’t accustomed to losing. Washington lost more games in Pac-12 play in Petersen’s debut (5) than he did the three previous seasons combined at Boise State (4). But this is one of the best jobs on the West Coast and in the Pac-12, and his track record of success speaks for itself. Does Washington have major holes to plug on defense and questions under...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months 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, 1 year 5 months 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...

Washington and Chris Petersen's Offseason Uncertainty Grows With Cyler Miles' Absence

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Washington coach Chris Petersen was already planning on a quarterback battle this spring, but the outlook for the Huskies’ starting job was slightly altered with the announcement Cyler Miles would not participate in spring practice. According to a release from the school, Miles is taking a voluntary leave of absence. And a report from the Seattle Times indicated Miles does not plan on...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months 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...

Pac-12 North 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. After claiming a Heisman Trophy and reaching the national championship game, the Oregon Ducks likely enter the season as the Pac-12 North Division favorites. But it's not nearly as clear-cut as years...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Pac-12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Continued growth out WestAfter the hire of Larry Scott to be commissioner, the Pac-12 has experienced remarkable growth and success. The hiring of elite coaches...