Pac 12

Ranking the Pac-12 Running Back Tandems for 2017

Washington takes the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Pac-12 Running Back Tandems for 2017

The Pac-12 boasts a talented group of running backs returning for 2017, as Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Oregon’s Royce Freeman and USC’s Ronald Jones are expected to challenge for All-America honors. Freeman missed most of last season due to injury but has the most returning rushing yardage of any FBS player this fall.

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2017

Which QBs will have a breakout year this fall?
College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2017

It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last year's CFB Playoff contenders.

Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Pac-12

Can someone challenge Washington and USC at the top?
Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Pac-12

Let me start my overview of the Pac-12 by saying USC is back and this is great not only for the conference, but also for college football in general.

Utah Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

Are Kyle Whittingham's Utes a legitimate threat in the Pac-12 South this season?
Utah Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

Utah has grown into a consistent pest in the Pac-12 over the past three seasons. The Utes have won at least nine games, won a bowl game and finished ranked in the Top 25 each of those years.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Colorado’s College Football Schedule in 2017

The defending Pac-12 South champions will welcome Washington and USC to Boulder this fall
Ranking the Toughest Games on Colorado’s College Football Schedule in 2017

The Colorado Buffaloes put together a dream season in 2016, breaking an eight-year postseason drought in a big way by winning the Pac-12 South Division. Colorado also put together its first 10-win season since 2001.

Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

Which head coach hires since 2012 were home-run hires?
Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks like a shadow of its best self, reduced to Alabama and the 13 Dwarves. What the heck happened?

 

Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2017

The second half of the Cardinal's slate includes home games with Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame
Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2017

A trying stretch in the middle of the season that included two blowout losses, a quarterback controversy that lasted almost until Halloween, and... Stanford still won 10 games in 2016.

 

How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

When a top prospect — like Houston native Ed Oliver — commits, is he committing to the coach or the school?
How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.

 

Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

Selecting the Pac-12's top assistant coach hires for 2017.
Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

The Pac-12 experienced its share of turnover and change in the coordinator ranks this offseason. Eight different teams experienced some sort of change at offensive or defensive coordinator for the 2017 season, with USC, Stanford, Arizona and Washington State maintaining the same coordinator duo as they did in 2016.

 

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