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USC Trojans 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Josh Webb, 3 days 15 hours ago
Oh, what a difference a year can make. USC enters this season looking to build off of a 2016 campaign that was defined by a nine-game winning streak. The Trojans’ historic and thrilling come-from-behind victory in the Rose Bowl over Big Ten champion Penn State has raised the expectations surrounding this team.   Related: USC Trojans 2017 Spring Football Preview   After last...

Rose Bowl Leads to Sunny Outlook for USC Football in 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
LOS ANGELES — Picturesque California skies have inspired lyrics for everything from the Beach Boys' "California Girls," to Kendrick Lamar's "The Recipe." On Saturday, such a scene provided the background both for USC football's spring game, and the forecast for the Trojans' 2017 season.   Related: USC Trojans 2017 Spring Football Preview...

Washington State Cougars 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By John Coon, 2 weeks 16 hours ago
Back-to-back winning seasons have Washington State fans eagerly awaiting to see what the Cougars can do in Luke Falk's senior season. The Air Raid offense, under Falk, has been a living nightmare for opponents.   Falk is poised to lead the Pac-12 in multiple passing categories again this season after another stellar campaign in 2016. He threw for 4,468 yards and 38 touchdowns while...

Utah Utes 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By John Coon, 2 weeks 1 day ago
There's no question Utah has established a lasting foothold as a Pac-12 contender. For three straight seasons, the Kyle Whittingham's Utes have won at least nine games, qualified for a bowl game and finished ranked in the Top 25 nationally. Each time, however, Utah has come up short of claiming an outright Pac-12 South title and earning a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game.  ...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with anything resembling a consensus. The question for national title-aspiring programs remains: Do you schedule down in the non-conference and hope to pile...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. With spring practice underway, the countdown to the 2017 season can officially begin, as teams have started the process of answering offseason concerns. Alabama and Clemson met for the national championship last year, and both teams should begin 2017...

UCLA Bruins 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 1 day ago
On the first day of fall camp last August, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen confidently declared the Bruins had the pieces necessary to compete for a national championship. The talented sophomore suffered a shoulder injury early into the campaign, however, and offensive changes made in the offseason never quite worked.   The Bruins sputtered to a 4-8 final record, easily the worst mark of head...

Oregon Ducks 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Less than 23 months after the Oregon Ducks played for the inaugural College Football Playoff championship, university athletic brass decided the time had come for a change in Eugene. And what a change.   The dismissal of former head coach Mark Helfrich and hiring of Willie Taggart from USF marked Oregon football's first hire from outside the direct line of succession beginning in 1976...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 4 weeks 15 hours ago
There is no easy way around this, so let's address it up front: The Pac-12 Conference's collective non-conference schedule in 2017 isn't exactly awe-inspiring.   The conference's nine-game league schedule has been a repeated point of contention in recent years among fans, media and even coaches. Because the Pac-12 is guaranteed more Power Five games up front than...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...