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California Golden Bears 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Josh Webb, 3 days 18 hours ago
The California Golden Bears are coming off a mixed campaign in head coach Justin Wilcox’s inaugural season, but one that showed incredible promise. This year’s iteration of the Bears will look to build off that promise and qualify for a bowl.   The 2017 season was full of ups and downs for Wilcox’ debut. Wins over Ole Miss and Washington State went together with losses...

Arizona State Sun Devils 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
The release of head coach Todd Graham at the conclusion of Arizona State's 2017 regular season was a surprise quickly surpassed in magnitude when longtime — and long-retired — NFL coach Herm Edwards was named his replacement.   Edwards ended a nearly 10-year long retirement to take over at Arizona State, and the Sun Devils' upcoming spring practice marks his first time...

Oregon Ducks 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Mario Cristobal is the third different Oregon football head coach in as many spring practices, but 2018 offseason workouts in Eugene should not be tumultuous.   The Ducks lost the first game of Cristobal's tenure — a Las Vegas Bowl showdown with perennial Pac-12 postseason slayer Boise State — but the transition from the abbreviated Willie Taggart era appears to be going...

Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but with spring practice underway it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While personnel changes and coaching moves are expected to continue throughout the spring and have an impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the...

USC Trojans 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Josh Webb, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The USC Trojans are coming off a Pac-12 championship, but face plenty of uncertainty due to the departure of many key players to the NFL. This year will be a test for coaches and players as they look to retain their crown in a new-look Pac-12 landscape.   As always, the Trojans reload rather than rebuild.   What USC is able to accomplish in 2018 will be closely scrutinized by...

UCLA Bruins 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Springtime elicits imagery of a world in bloom; a newness to all that's around us.   The metaphor fits UCLA football, which has new, on-campus facilities; new players in a variety of positions; and a new coaching staff overseeing the direction of the program. The first steps toward a new-look brand begin with spring practices, serving as a formal introduction to the Chip Kelly era in...

Utah Utes 2018 Spring Football Preview

By John Coon, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Optimism is at full strength as Utah has commenced its spring football camp ahead of the 2018 season. The Utes return 18 full- or part-time starters from last season's team that went 7-6 and beat West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. With multiple Pac-12 South teams in rebuilding mode this season, the door is wide open for Utah to climb the ladder.   Earning a divisional title in...

5 Players to Watch for the Utah Utes in Spring Practice

By John Coon, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Experience and talent return in all the right areas for Utah ahead of the 2018 college football season. It could open the door for the Utes to take a major step forward after enduring a rebuilding season a year ago.   Utah returns 18 full- or part-time starters from head coach Kyle Whittingham's team that won seven games last season – culminating in a Heart of Dallas Bowl...

5 Players to Watch for the Washington State Cougars in Spring Practice

By John Coon, 2 weeks 3 days ago
A new era begins for Washington State. After watching Luke Falk tear up opposing defenses for the last three seasons, the Cougars will try to stay competitive in the Pac-12 North while replacing several key playmakers on both sides of the ball.   The Falk era ended with a thud. Washington State won its first six games and eventually racked up nine wins overall last season. But the Cougars...

5 Players to Watch for the Washington Huskies in Spring Practice

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Coming off the program's first conference championship since 2000 and an appearance in the College Football Playoff, the Washington Huskies' ‘17 season can fairly be deemed a disappointment.   Washington won 10 games and played in a New Year's Six game, the Fiesta Bowl, but the Huskies fell short of repeating as Pac-12 champs. A stunning defeat at Arizona State and late-...