It was heavily expected after his performance against Colorado, but now it’s official: Kevin Hogan will be the starting quarterback for Stanford in its upcoming game against Oregon State.
Jon Embree has also made a change under center, saying that Nick Hirschman and Connor Wood will battle for the starting quarterback job for Colorado this week. The winner will replace Jordan Webb, who started the first nine games of the season.
Another quarterback change in Berkeley, but this one due to injury. Cal’s Allan Bridgford readies for his second career start in spot duty for Zach Maynard as the Golden Bears ready themselves for Oregon. Bridgford’s first career start came in the season opener against Nevada.
In one of the wilder stories this year, somebody pretended to be a UCLA freshman football player on Twitter and started trash-talking USC. Bruins head coach Jim Mora reacted to the Twitter storm, and let’s just say he doesn’t think too highly of the perpetrator.
CBS Sports released a list of the top 10 guys who pose the biggest threat to one of the remaining unbeaten teams, and looky here – Marqise Lee was ranked No. 1 (Matt Barkley, Stepfan Taylor and Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker also made the list). Lee’s success is all the more remarkable when you learn about his family background – this video about Marqise Lee overcoming the odds is a good starting point.
In a presidential-themed headline, The Oregonian elects to look past Stanford and discuss where the Beavers will potentially play in a bowl game. High hopes for Pasadena in Corvallis.
There are four new coaches in the Pac-12, and Washington State’s Mike Leach stands out from the rest of ‘em in more ways than one.
Utah kick returner Reggie Dunn is running into the record books. His four 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns are an NCAA record. I was going to try to do something clever with his last name like our very own Kevin Cohen did with “Reggie has ‘Dunn’ it again”, but apparently I’m not as quick-witted (cue the “Price is Right” incorrect answer music).
Arizona held a press conference yesterday and gave all those interested in the latest on Matt Scott, Hank Hobson and moving on to Colorado after Saturday’s disappointing loss.
Todd Graham is urging Arizona State fans to not give up on the Sun Devils after a three-game losing streak. With Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State and USC all in a row, the schedule turned hellish on Arizona State with the snap of a finger.
The proficiency of each of these units has national pundits wondering which one is better: Alabama’s defense or Oregon’s offense?
For our last piece, we bring you the latest installment from Bob Condotta on the Husky Stadium renovation. Look – the grandstands in the east end zone are coming along!