Pac-12 Articles

The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Utah brought in several promising freshman and junior college transfers to shore up key positions on both sides of the ball after graduating several stars at the end of last season. The Utes feature an equal mix of talented veterans and new faces...
John Coon
11 months ago
Clay Helton
Clay Helton’s first full season as USC head coach couldn’t come at a more trying time. The very first thing he has working against him is that he’s not athletic director Lynn Swann’s guy. Sometimes that means nothing;...
Josh Webb
11 months ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Sonny Dykes
College football’s 2016 season officially kicks off on Friday night with California and Hawaii making the long trek to Sydney, Australia for a neutral site matchup. This game marks the inaugural College Football Sydney Cup and a crowd of over...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Joe Williams
Losing a four-year starter at quarterback, a dominant running back and two leading receivers can spell trouble for most college football teams. Utah faces this exact scenario entering the 2016 season. It raises some familiar questions about the...
John Coon
11 months ago
This offseason might have taken an older generation of Pac-12 football fan back. Not since around the turn of the millennium has Washington football been welcomed into a new campaign with the kind of hype awaiting the Huskies in 2016.  ...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
David Shaw
The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the Pac-12 becoming the first major conference to implement a nine-game league schedule. A rigorous conference slate has helped maintain rivalries, and often resulted in Pac-12 teams navigating some...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Kirk Ferentz
The first AP Top 25 Poll of the 2016 college football season was released on Sunday.   Everything went basically as planned in the top 10, with Alabama and Clemson landing in the top two spots based on the accomplishments of their 2015...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and dynamic skill players, and with the likes of Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returning, this league is going to...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
Utah made major strides in the Pac-12 each of the past two seasons. The Utes reached a new pinnacle last fall, putting together a 10-win season for the first time since 2010 and tying for the Pac-12 South Division title. Can Utah finally step...
John Coon
11 months ago
Sefo Liufau
An oft-echoed sentiment around Pac-12 country suggests that any week, just about any team in the conference can beat the rest. Though Oregon State faced some hard times in Gary Andersen's first season at the helm, going winless in the 2015...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Luke Falk
Ask 10 college football writers and analysts around the country which team is going to win the Pac-12 in 2016 and you're likely to get at least six different answers. You've got two teams that aren't very good and 10 others that could...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
The higher the pedestal, the farther the fall. That's seemingly the moral for the Oregon Ducks heading into the 2016 season, a pivotal campaign in the direction of the program.   Related: Oregon Ducks 2016 Preview and Prediction...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Mason Rudolph
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Unlike many of the past few seasons, last year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony felt a little different because there was actually a bit of drama over who would win the award for college football’s most outstanding player. While the debate...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
Tom Herman
It happens every college football season. The early non-conference schedule is going according to script on a lovely fall Saturday with the big-name Power Five team beating up a significant underdog. Then, suddenly, you learn that one of those...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
Tre'Davious White
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
We've now hit August and I've previewed pretty much all of the college football conference win totals. Now it's time to narrow them all down and give you my top plays in terms of value and how much I love them. For this exercise, I'...
Matt Josephs
11 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Reuben Foster
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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