Pac 12 Football

USC Football: 8 Players with Most to Gain in Spring Practices

Spring ball is on the horizon for USC, and with it comes the promise of a new football season. With a new head coach and lots of vacant positions due to graduations and departures ...

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Pac-12 Must Shed Losing Ways Entering College Football Playoff

The big loser in the BCS era, without question, is the Pac -10/12 Conference, on and off the field. And it began with so much promise, too, with UCLA one win away from playing in the inaugural BCS championship game in 1998...

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USC Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Trojans Stars

The next crop of talented athletes hoping for a chance at the professional level will travel to Indianapolis this weekend for the 2014 NFL combine...

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Predicting Former UCLA Players' 2014 NFL Combine Performance

The NFL Scouting Combine for the 2014 NFL Draft has begun in Indianapolis. Five former UCLA Bruins —Anthony Barr, Shaq Evans, Cassius Marsh, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Jordan Zumwalt ...

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Championship Goals Can Destine Programs for Failure

The prestige and revenue a winning football program brings a university athletic department has administrators pushing coaches for more success in shorter periods of time...

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Pac-12 Mailbag: More on Proposed Rules Changes, Spring Competitions

Thought for the week: Though November is nine months off, the current sports landscape should have college football fans buzzing about late autumn...

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Pac-12 Defenses Have Stepped Up with Tempo Offenses by Creating More Turnovers

Criticism of the hurry-up offenses springing up around college football has ranged from disingenuous to distasteful ...

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USC Football: Realistic Expectations for Steve Sarkisian's First Season

Steve Sarkisian knows exactly what he's in for as USC's new head coach: expectations. He addressed those expectations in his introductory press conference, per USCTrojans .com , saying his staff "won't shy away from [them]...

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Former Pac-12 Stars Who Will Shine at the 2014 NFL Combine

The Pac -12 Conference has long been known for producing offensive stars, and this year's crop of players fits that bill...

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Pac-12 Football: Nonconference Games That Will Make or Break Pac-12's Reputation

The Pac-12's collective strength in 2013 helped the conference gain a measure of national respect that was previously lacking...

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Stanford Football: Tough Schedule, High Turnover Won't Faze David Shaw, Cardinal

Those ready to discount two-time defending Pac -12 Conference champion Stanford's bid for a three-peat need to brush up on history...

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UCLA Football: Hefty Extension for Jim Mora Ups the Ante

The message UCLA brass sent through head football coach Jim Mora's contract extension is clear: The Bruins are trying to position the program to be a national contender...

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USC Recruiting: Ricky Town the Beginning of Big Things for Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian got the 2015 recruiting cycle off to a good start when 5-star quarterback Ricky Town flipped his commitment from the Alabama Crimson Tide to the USC Trojans...

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UCLA Football: Who Will Replace Anthony Barr in the Starting Lineup in 2014?

Replacing the likes of Anthony Barr will be no easy task for the UCLA Bruins.  In the past two seasons, the consensus All-American has accounted for 23.5 sacks and 41.5 tackles for loss...

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Pac-12 Football: Top Spring Practice Battles to Watch for

The first games of the 2014 college football season are more than six months away, but competition around the Pac -12 will heat up in just a few short weeks...

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USC Football: Why RB, Not QB Is the Most Intriguing Competition This Spring

USC's competition between quarterback Cody Kessler and Max Browne for the starting job is likely to be the most discussed this offseason—and indeed, murmurings have already started ...

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Pac-12 Football: Will RB Renaissance Fade in 2014?

In the Pac -12, running backs have flourished in a game increasingly predicated around the play of the quarterback...

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USC Football: Can the Trojans Afford to Play JuJu Smith at Receiver in 2014?

On Feb. 5, the USC Trojans made national headlines by signing a quartet of highly regarded recruits to national letters of intent. Among those players were Scout.com 5-star prospects, Damien Mama , Adoree' Jackson and John "JuJu" Smith...

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USC Football: Who Will Replace Devon Kennard in Starting Lineup in 2014?

Devon Kennard 's years spent at USC were filled with many ups and downs, but despite the adversity he faced — a couple of position changes from his natural defensive end to ...

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De'Anthony Thomas' Playmaking Ability Will Allow Star to Thrive in NFL

De'Anthony Thomas may be the smallest player at his position in the 2014 draft class, but his top-notch speed and acceleration paired with a unique ability to manufacture home-run plays will allow him to succeed wherever he goes in the NFL...

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