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Oregon Football: For Justin Herbert and Troy Dye, 2019 is About Finishing What They Started

By Kyle Kensing, 5 days 8 hours ago
New Year's Eve often brings about a mix of reflection and anticipation of what the future may bring. This was the case for Oregon Ducks linebacker Troy Dye on the last day of 2018.   In the media auditorium at Levi's Stadium, thoughts of both his last three years and the 2019 season to come flooded Dye after a 7-6 win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl.   "After...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 9 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite...

Stanford Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 8 hours ago
Stanford football's excellence in David Shaw's tenure as head coach may be the most taken-for-granted development of the decade. Consider that since his first team went to the Fiesta Bowl in 2011, the Cardinal won 11 or more games five times, and fewer than nine just once. Over that same stretch, eight of Stanford's Pac-12 counterparts have cycled through at least three head coaches...

Pac-12 Football: Running Backs Around the Conference Prove Irreplaceable

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
Herm Edwards' introduction as Arizona State head coach in December 2017 came with plenty of questions — not the least of which was how the old-school leader could adapt to the modern game.   After all, much changed in the 10 years between Edwards' last stint on an NFL sideline and his debut at Arizona State. Among those changes is an ever-growing emphasis on passing over...

Washington State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By John Coon, 1 week 2 days ago
What can Washington State do for an encore? The Cougars are coming off a season where they recorded a school-record 11 wins that included an Alamo Bowl victory over Iowa State. Washington State has been a factor in the Pac-12 North over the last four seasons. There's no reason to believe it can't keep the momentum going.   Mike Leach knows how to find the right players to plug...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 3 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously about...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Pac-12's Top Candidates for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 4 days ago
In the past decade, the Pac-12 has produced a remarkable five Heisman Trophy runners-up. "The Conference of Bridesmaids" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.   Despite repeated second-place finishes, the Pac-12's propensity for sending representatives to New York City for the annual end-of-season award ceremony is noteworthy. And amid the string of runners-up, a...

Washington Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for the Huskies in 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 4 days ago
One of the more under-appreciated developments in the last half-decade of college football is the work Chris Petersen and his staff have done returning Washington to the pinnacle of the Pac-12. The Huskies head into 2019 winners of two of the last three conference championships, with appearances in three consecutive New Year's Six games. The 2016 team made the College Football Playoff, and...

USC Football: Trojans Open Fall Camp Intent on Turning the Page From 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 5 days ago
LOS ANGELES — Cheers rose up from the cardinal-clad offense when USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. hauled in a deep touchdown pass at the Trojans' opening day of fall camp this past Friday.   The long scoring strike to Pittman showed both the potential of a new, higher-paced and more pass-prolific offense; and offered a glimpse into coach Clay Helton's decision to pluck...