The AFCA All-American team came out Wednesday, and it features quite a few Pac-12 players: USC’s Marqise Lee, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner, Stanford’s Zach Ertz and David Yankey for offense and Oregon State’s Jordan Poyer and Arizona State’s Will Sutton on defense. Here’s a little more on Kenjon Barner and his selection, not to mention being named a Walter Camp finalist (just like Marqise Lee).
With the nation’s best rushing defense thanks to a fearsome front seven and the performance of a lifetime against previously undefeated Oregon, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason has built a defensive power at Stanford.
It’s not the first time it has ever happened, just the first time in 77 years that two major college football teams have played each other in consecutive weeks. Thus, UCLA-Stanford Part II presents some unique challenges.
USC started out the year as the No. 1 team in the country and finished the regular season unranked. Notre Dame started out the year unranked in the AP poll and finished the regular season on top of the mountain. The Trojans and Fighting Irish prove that football rankings can be a wacky business.
You see that Texas A&M freshman sling the pigskin all over the place, you see what Matt Scott has done under Rich Rodriguez’s system, and it makes you wonder: Could Arizona have a Johnny Manziel in the pipeline?
You have to dig a little to find some connections between Oregon State and Nicholls State, but there are a couple of nuggets here and there.
As Arizona State awaits its bowl assignment, House of Sparky takes a look at the 1940 Sun Bowl, the first bowl game played in program history. Oh, how times have changed…
Despite all the work Keith Price has done in Seattle, former Washington quarterback Brock Huard says to expect an open quarterback competition in the spring. That doesn’t mean Price won’t start next year; there are just some talented backups on Montlake.
It’s been an eye-opening two years in the Pac-12 for Utah, two years that have made it apparent that the Utes must improve their talent level.
Time to look forward to 2013 for Cal fans, so here’s a look at next year’s Golden Bears schedule. California Golden Blogs seems to be especially excited about dem Portland State Vikings!
Despite any rumors you may have heard, Mike Leach says he is returning to Washington State and is looking forward to turning around the Cougars.