Pac-12 Articles

Lamar Jackson
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Anu Solomon
Disappointment followed breakthrough for Arizona football, which won 10 games and the Pac-12 South in 2014, only to scrape to bowl eligibility last season. Though the Wildcats finished on the right side of .500 for a fourth straight season...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Oregon Ducks
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jim Mora
The SEC is king of the recruiting hill, which National Signing Day 2016 reaffirmed, but the Pac-12 did well for itself collectively in this year's cycle. Six Pac-12 programs finished ranked in the top 30 of 247Sports.com's composite...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Leonard Fournette
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Clay Helton
In his first recruiting class for the USC Trojans in 2015, head coach Clay Helton finished with the 11th-ranked class, according to Scout. Though lacking the fanfare of the previous two classes, what the Trojans were able to accomplish on Wednesday...
Josh Webb
1 year ago
Clay Helton
National Signing Day was relatively quiet on the West Coast and the Pac-12. USC picked up a couple of late commitments to finish with the league’s top signing class at No. 9 nationally, and crosstown rival UCLA inked the Pac-12’s No. 2...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kyle Whittingham
Utah concluded National Signing Day in 2016 by hauling in one of the team's most talented recruiting classes yet. The Utes addressed many needs at the offensive skill positions and grew even deeper along the defensive line – already...
John Coon
1 year ago
Charlie Strong
College football recruiting rankings are not the end all, be all but certainly give a pretty good indication of the kind of seasons that are to follow for the perceived winners and the losers on National Signing Day. With a lot of coaching and a...
Ryan Wright
1 year ago
Mark Richt
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Hugh Freeze
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Derrick Henry
College football's 2013 recruiting class was so jam-packed with talent that it must’ve been easy for coaches to just throw out offers willy nilly. Despite how much of a home-run talent many of these prospects looked, as is the nature of...
Brandon Cavanaugh
1 year ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Scooby Wright
The dust has barely had time to settle on the 2015 college football season, and in less than a month's time, the early phases of the 2016 season begin with the earliest of spring practices opening. Arizona takes the first steps into the 2016...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Brad Kaaya
Another college football season, another set of quarterbacks leaving campus due to graduation, to chase NFL stardom, or transferring in order to find more playing time elsewhere. With stars like Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, Connor Cook and...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of...
John La Fleur
1 year ago
Tom Herman
College football’s coaching carousel is one of the most interesting aspects of any season. Coaches are under more pressure than ever before to win and win immediately. The rumor mill never stops churning either. Once one year ends, the hot...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
A deep collection of individual talent is set to return for college football’s 2016 season. Three of the top five Heisman finalists are back, including Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Christian McCaffrey
Even though the Pac-12 fell short of landing a team in the College Football Playoff, 2015 wasn’t a bad year for the conference. Stanford finished 12-2 and won the Rose Bowl in impressive fashion over Iowa, Oregon and Washington State each...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s...
Allen Kenney
1 year ago

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