Pac-12 Articles

Dalvin Cook
Spring practice is officially underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts are the first step to building a depth chart and getting an idea of what all 128 squads will have in 2015. Quarterback battles will...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors...
David Fox
2 months ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by National Recruiting Analyst from 247Sports.com Barton Simmons in a college football recruiting potpourri podcast. It's comprehensive, throrough and educational. This isn't your normal...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
USC Trojans
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...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Oregon Ducks football
The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
James Franklin
Don’t be that guy. Don’t be the old, stodgy curmudgeon who refuses to acknowledge that society moves forward. Don’t ignore facts, research and statistical data because of some longing for the days of the Wing-T and...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Jim Mora
College football’s 2015 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Prospects from across the nation and for all 128 FBS programs inked a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which should provide all coaches with a good snapshot of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mike Riley
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. And recruiting isn’t just a one-month exercise, as coaches are essentially on the trail all year for multiple classes. New coaches are often placed into a difficult...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
It's starting to get boring — although, the 2015 recruiting national championship race was closer than it has been in years.  Steve Sarkisian and USC made a valiant push, landing big name after big name over the final 48 hours...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Auburn Tigers
National Signing Day 2015 is (mostly) over and Alabama is once again the champion of the recruiting trail, according to ESPN and 247Sports. In fact, it's almost boring how good Nick Saban and Alabama has been at luring talent to Tuscaloosa,...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Athlon Sports keeps college football fans updated throughout National Signing Day with every important announcement — with a little Crystal Ball help from the good folks at 247Sports.com. Below is the list of every four- or five-...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Teenagers are complicated, fickle, naive creatures who seldom have any perspective on the trappings of adult life or that every action carries a consequence. Few 16-year-old kids in this country know what they want to do with the rest of their...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Many believe National Signing Day to be the end of a long, arduous process after months of evaluations, official visits and message-boarding. To me, Signing Day is just the beginning of the process as thousands of new star athletes take the first...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Julio Jones
The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Clemson Tigers
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Sean Maguire
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Johnny Manziel
Not every recruiting class is created equal. Depending on the state, region or position, each recruiting cycle offers different areas of strengths or weaknesses. A quick examination of the most important position on the field during the modern...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Jeff Lockie
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Jadeveon Clowney
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-America teams or getting drafted than two-star...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Don’t listen to the old guard. Recruiting rankings matter. Landing an elite class isn’t a guarantee of future success, as coaching, development and plenty of luck are all needed to win a national title. But having the best players...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Stanford Cardinal
Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley and Jameis Winston are gone, leaving massive voids at three power programs. With another year of turnover under center comes another year of new faces in new places.So Athlon Sports takes its best shot at projecting...
Braden Gall
2 months ago

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