You think you’re in the game. Up to this point, you’ve held your own as a team against the big, bad Oregon Ducks. But just when you think you’re about to make a move on ‘em, this redshirt freshman quarterback comes along to ruin your day. It is then that you realize you have been Mariota-ed. There’s no question that Marcus Mariota is amazing, but how does he compare to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, also a great redshirt freshman quarterback?
Sad clowns don’t like it when you accept extra benefits as a student-athlete, and apparently the Utah compliance office doesn’t like it, either. At least there weren’t any sad pandas involved with this one.
While Todd Graham and Arizona State are fully in support of Taylor Kelly being the team’s starting quarterback, Graham said it’s possible Michael Eubank will get some more snaps at QB for the game against Washington State this Saturday.
It’s the last week of game previews for California Golden Blogs – here’s a look at the Oregon State defense courtesy of Cal’s SB Nation blog site.
Yes, there are other things happening around Pullman outside of the Marquess Wilson situation; namely, Mike Leach has confirmed that Jeff Tuel will start at quarterback for the Cougars’ upcoming game against Arizona State.
Senior linebacker Jon Major has been through hard times at Colorado as part of a promising recruiting Class of 2008 that never panned out the way many thought it could, but that won’t stop him from trying to leave a positive mark on the program over the final two weeks of the season.
Stanford has lost by at least three touchdowns the last two times it has played Oregon, but is this Cardinal team built to beat the Ducks?
If Cody Vaz is unable to start at quarterback for Oregon State, Sean Mannion will be ready to go for the Saturday nighter against Cal.
The UCLA secondary has been leaky this year, but Bruin cornerback Aaron Hester defends his unit. And, in light of the big game this weekend, both UCLA and USC are encouraging their fans to exercise sportsmanship.
Marqise Lee did a Q&A with CBS Sports to discuss his Heisman prospects, the Biletnikoff Award and playing at USC. Did you know he knows sign language?
Washington linebacker John Timu has been a quick study for the Huskies (it also helps that he put on 20 pounds of muscle over the off-season to help in the run game). Also, feel free to take a look at some video of Steve Sarkisian taking questions after Wednesday’s practice, to go along with some practice notes from Bob Condotta.
While other schools were pondering firing coaches, Arizona AD Greg Byrne made the right decision by acting quickly to get Rich Rodriguez to be the next head football coach before the 2011 season even ended.