Oh, the jersey fun… There’s a lot of it going on around the Pac-12 right now. Let’s start with UCLA, which will be donning “L.A. Night” uniforms in its homecoming game against Arizona this Saturday. I, for one, am a huge fan of the deep blue-ness going on with these jerseys.
There has been talk about Oregon going with storm trooper uniforms against USC this weekend. The Oregon athletic department only added fuel to the fire by producing this video encouraging Oregon fans to storm L.A. Who knew the Oregon Duck was so careless with uniform laundry?
As a response, some Trojan fans are requesting that USC followers “cardinal out” the Coliseum on Saturday. There are much more important matters at hand though for USC; one of them being trying to knock off Oregon, which is “the best team in the country”, according to Lane Kiffin.
Perhaps for the first time in nearly 25 years, we can have another great Los Angeles quarterback debate. Who ya got- Matt Barkley or Brett Hundley?
One last thought concerning football in the second largest city of the United States- check out this E:60 feature on UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore’s decision to retire from football. A great watch.
Kyle Whittingham and Mike Leach are the Pac-12’s odd couple. They seem so different on the surface, yet the two are great friends. Remember when Mike Leach said he would choose Kyle Whittingham as his hunting partner out of all the other Pac-12 football coaches?
Take a few minutes out of your lunch or coffee break to read this feature on Kevin Ozier, the Arizona State wide receiver whose hard work as a walk-on earned him a scholarship. He has put up solid numbers this year to boot, too.
Slowly but surely, Cal is adding explosive running back Brendan Bigelow to the offense. There of course was his “O-button” move he pulled on Ohio State, and just last week, he busted out a 57-yard touchdown run against Utah. The dude just has another gear that most don’t; he’s even out-averaging De’Anthony Thomas in yards per touch.
The Cougars still have a lot to play for, but it’s always fun to look ahead to future schedules. Here’s a glimpse at Washington State’s 2013 schedule, which includes non-conference games against Auburn, BYU and Idaho.
Despite the struggles the defense is having, Colorado freshman cornerback Yuri Wright is staying hungry.
Steve Sarkisian made quite a few headlines last January when he hired Tosh Lupoi away from Cal, but both Washington and Cal are downplaying the assistant coaching switches from last winter.
Arizona’s success in 2012 can be traced all the way back to the Wildcats’ spring practices, a time during which RichRod started to instill the 3-3-5 “odd stack” on defense and read-option on offense.
Jon Wilner sure has a lot of questions as we enter November, one of them being “will Stanford make a BCS bowl for the third consecutive year?”
Oregon State’s Richard Mullaney is stepping up as of late, having a big game against Washington. He should play a big role this weekend again when the Beavers play Arizona State.