It’s Championship day, folks! The UCLA Bruins head north to take on the Stanford Cardinal at 5:00 p.m. PT on FOX with the winner going to the Rose Bowl in the second ever Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Extra links since it’s a special game: First, Stanford is pulling out all the stops and going with all-black uniforms for the title bout. We saw this look against Duke way back in September – I like it (of course, I pretty much like all uniforms. Weren’t those early-’90s Tampa Bay Bucs jerseys sexy?). [Editor's note: No.]
Are y’all ready for a rematch? Rule of Tree points out that Bruins fans had plenty of excuses for the first round, a 35-17 decision in favor of Stanford. Those claims won’t hold up in a championship game, however.
Stanford football asks its fans for some support on Friday by saying they need YOU to finish the job.
On the Bruins’ side of things, UCLA has been the recipient of Larry Scott’s plan to split the conference into two divisions, which has resulted in the Bruins representing the South twice in the first two years of the Pac-12 Championship Game. In order for the Bruins to avoid a similar fate to the inaugural championship game, they will have to stop Kulabafi, or Stepfan Taylor. The other question on UCLA fans’ minds is, “Can the Bruins turn the tables?” Tune in to find out!
It’s not the only game going on this week, nor is it even the last of the Pac-12 season before the bowl games begin. Oregon State is hosting Nicholls State in a make-up of the Sept. 1 game that was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac. Remember those connections we were talking about yesterday? Well, Nicholls State head coach Charlie Stubbs got his start with Oregon State; it’s the first place at which he was a full-time coach.
Want to read how some Pac-12 reporters interact with fans? Take a look at these live chat recaps with Lindsay Schnell (Oregon State) of the Oregonian and Bob Condotta (Washington) of the Seattle Times.
Time for you to put a grade on it – how did Utah do this year?
If there’s anything we have learned from his first season in Pullman and especially over the last couple of days, it’s that Mike Leach isn’t a fan of cuddling or coaching rumors.
There will be a different boss man in Boulder, and the new Colorado head coach will find a renewed commitment to football from the administration.
Ron Rivera is with the Carolina Panthers now, but he was once a star at Cal. Golden Bear fans, what are your thoughts on Ron Rivera - might he make a good coach for your team?
A bowl game is likely still a month away for Oregon, so let’s look ahead. What will the 2013 Ducks look like?
Get to know Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle better as he talks about setting records and beating the hated Wildcats last weekend.
Speaking of these two schools, Arizona and Arizona State are lobbying to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
A lot was expected of Matt Barkley this year, and he didn’t have a bad season at all by a normal quarterback’s standards, but Barkley’s college career mirrors that of his high school career, when he left Mater Dei on a sour note.