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Arizona Football: Wildcats' 2021 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 16 hours ago
To call Arizona's hire of Jedd Fisch surprising would be underselling general consensus. After a blistering suffered against rival Arizona State, Kevin Sumlin was released and the position was open barely long enough for the content machines to churn out lists with suggestions like Brent Brennan, Bryan Harsin and Joe Salave'a.   Fisch's hire is unorthodox, to be sure, but...

Pac-12 Football: 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Games of 2021

By Kyle Kensing, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The pandemic-impacted 2020 season resulted in across-the-board cancellations of non-conference games for the Pac-12. While the peculiar circumstances of last fall deprived fans of such matchups as Oregon and a Trey Lance-led North Dakota State, 2021 more than makes up for it with a loaded out-of-league slate for the Pac.   A pair of trips into Big Ten country highlights the docket, while...

Utah Football: Utes' 2021 Spring Preview

By John Coon, 1 month 16 hours ago
Utah is a team on the upswing entering spring football practices. The Utes wrapped up an abbreviated 2020 season with three straight victories. Twenty starters are expected to return from that team and, aside from quarterback and running back, there are few questions on either side of the ball.   Building on the momentum from the final three games of 2020 hinges on figuring out who will...

Pac-12 Football: Spring 2021 Power Rankings and Storylines to Watch

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
Spring practice for the 2021 college football season is just around the corner for most teams and that includes the 12 programs in the Pac-12. Arizona State and California have already kicked off offseason workouts, but the rest of the league will begin official practices in the next couple of weeks. It’s always difficult to read too much into what happens during spring...

Oregon Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Ducks

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
Of the influences Mario Cristobal brought to Oregon from his time with Nick Saban at Alabama, recruiting tenacity obviously translated. A new flock of Ducks joins an already talented roster in 2021, as the newest signing class to Oregon ranks No. 1 in the Pac-12 and No. 6 nationally per 247Sports.   Not only is this the best recruiting class of Cristobal's tenure, but it's the...

Arizona Football: 5 Priorities for New Coach Jedd Fisch in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
All first-year coaches face a difficult assignment in their debut, but that's especially the case in Tucson, as Arizona's Jedd Fisch inherits one of the toughest roster situations for the 2021 coaching carousel among Power 5 programs. The Wildcats haven't won a game since Oct. 5, 2019 and enter the '21 season with numerous personnel question marks. Fisch has hired a good staff...

Arizona State Football: Sun Devils' 2021 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
Wild finishes against USC and UCLA kept the Arizona State Sun Devils out of the 2020 Pac-12 Championship Game. After coming just a few snaps away from winning the South division for the first time since 2013, the pieces are present for a breakout 2021.   The same month that one story of awakening monsters, "Godzilla vs. King Kong," begins streaming, Arizona State takes...

Pac-12 Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Pac-12 was the last of the Power 5 conferences to release its 2021 college football schedule, as the league dropped the entire slate for the upcoming fall on Tuesday. As expected and similar to every college football conference, the Pac-12 is hoping for a normal and on-schedule start to the '21 campaign. Every team in the schedule release has 12 games and a complete non-conference slate...

35 Key College Football Super Seniors Returning in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football’s 2020 season was unusual in many ways. Conferences starting play at different times, canceled games, bowl matchups shifted to different locations, and more uncertainty as to who on the roster was available on a week-to-week basis were just a few ways the ’20 season was unique. However, in addition to all of those factors, last year was...

USC Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Trojans in 2021

By Josh Webb, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The USC Trojans have heavy expectations in 2021. After a perfect regular season and an appearance in the Pac-12 title game, USC head coach Clay Helton is basically in a do-or-die year. Anything short of a tremendous regular season and a Pac-12 championship is likely to see his ouster at the end of the year.   Helton does have plenty of positives entering the new season. He's fresh off...