Pac-12 Articles

Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
New Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen understands the task ahead of him in his first year in the Pac-12 Conference.  "It was, if not the best, one of the best conferences in the country [in 2014]," he said. "It’s...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Everett Golson
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Stanford’s last trip to Rose Bowl Stadium was not in the capacity the Cardinal had been accustomed the last few years. But if quarterback Kevin Hogan’s performance in an unseasonably warm, late-November tilt with UCLA was any indication...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The Pac-12 Conference released kickoff times and broadcast information for most of the league's first month of games, and the docket features numerous marquee games that could help shape the national college football landscape in 2015. ...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Terrel Hunt
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Sonny Dykes
Pac-12 football has long been synonymous with offensive innovation. In 2015, the conference’s next step in offensive evolution may very well be systems that are completely fluid.   Half of the Pac-12 ranked No. 36 or better in...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Everett Golson
Transfers are a big part of any college football season. And over the last few seasons, graduate transfers have become a bigger part of the offseason player movement landscape. However, taking a transfer (graduate or four-year) isn’t...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Sefo Liufau
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
College Football Playoff
Nick Saban wants college football to focus more on the bowls. His biggest fear is that the College Football Playoff is taking too much attention away from prestigious and historically significant games like the Poulan/Weed Eater Bowl....
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Michigan State Spartans
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Jared Goff
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
USC football stockpiled talented quarterbacks during its run of dominance in the 2000s, when current head coach Steve Sarkisian was an assistant to Pete Carroll.  Sarkisian is emulating that blueprint now, aggressively hitting the...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Mason Rudolph
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Don’t buy it. Don’t buy what Bill Hancock is selling. Don’t buy what the conference commissioners are selling. Certainly, don’t buy what Nick Saban is selling. The Alabama Crimson Tide head coach has built up...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Spring practice is over for all 128 college football teams, which means it’s a long wait until the teams officially hit the field once again in the fall. But there’s no shortage of college football news, as oddsmaker Bovada has...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Adoree' Jackson
Adoree’ Jackson quite literally jumped, feet first, into what should be a memorable 2015 season for the USC sophomore defensive back. His long jump of 25 feet, 3.5 inches in the Pac-12 Track & Field Championship on May 16 garnered...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Leonard Fournette
The 2015 college football season doesn’t begin until September, but there’s no shortage of news to keep the conversation moving until kickoff. With Everett Golson transferring to Florida State, oddsmakers have shifted the outlook...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
California Golden Bears white helmet
Cal’s blue and gold traditional uniforms could have some extra company in 2015. Pictures of a new white helmet have started to circulate recently, which features the school’s new logo instead of the “Cal” script. Even...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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