Pac 12 Football

USC Needs Immediate Contributions from Its Impressive Recruiting Class

Steve Sarkisian landed the Pac -12's highest-rated recruiting class of the 2014 cycle, but the Trojans' first-year head coach's job is just beginning...

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Top 2015 Recruits Pac-12 Football Teams Are Targeting Early

The ink is barely dry on the many national letters of intent issued last week, but because the recruiting process is a 365-day-a-year endeavor, coaches now turn their attention to 2015...

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One Improvement Every Pac-12 Team Must Make to Win Conference Title in 2014

Every team in the Pac-12 must improve if it wants to win the conference next season. Every single one. That includes reigning champion Stanford, which loses all-league-caliber players in Tyler Gaffney, David Yankey, Shayne Skov, A...

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Arizona State Coaches' Unique Spring Rule Genius Move by Todd Graham

Spring football practices are about setting the tone for the football season ahead, which often means learning playbooks and going through practice drills until game execution becomes second nature...

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Pac-12 Football Reportedly Wants to Schedule Fewer Night Games

According to sources both "inside and outside the conference," Pac -12 officials are seeking to strike a deal with their network partners, ESPN and Fox, that would allow their teams to play fewer night games in future seasons...

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Jaason Lewis Commits to UCLA: Bruins Land Versatile 2015 4-Star

UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. went east to land his most versatile commitment of the 2015 recruiting class, securing a pledge from 4-star athlete Jaason Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va...

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USC Football: What Trojans Should Expect from Steve Sarkisian in Spring Practice

As the collegiate landscape shifts from signing day to spring ball outlooks, USC is one of 31 schools looking to spring with a new head coach...

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The Pac-12 Football Coach Who Routinely Exceeds Recruiting Rankings

Mike Riley must not have seen the rankings of his recruiting class because on national signing day the Oregon State head coach was beaming in his interview with Pac -12 Networks, discussing the quality of a recruiting class that 247Sports...

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Scout.com Expert: Sarkisian Expects Adoree at CB, 5-Star Wants to Be WR

National signing day is over, and it is no secret that USC made a huge push to finish out its 2014 class strong. The Trojans landed two coveted 5-star recruits in athlete John "JuJu" Smith and cornerback Adoree' Jackson ...

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Pac-12 Football: Hits and Misses from Pac-12 2014 Recruiting Classes

Every program approaches the recruiting trail in its own unique way, but the universal goal is to land prospects who can fulfill the greatest needs...

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GoDucks' Rob Moseley Says Freeman Will Take Carries from Marshall, Help Red Zone

Oregon's 2014 class was a disappointment, being ranked only No. 21 in the country. However, one huge get was 4-star RB Royce Freeman. The No. 6-ranked running back in the country, Freeman will see the field early in his career as a Duck...

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Washington State WR Gabe Marks Arrested for Assault

The leading receiver in the high-powered Washington State Cougars offense, junior WR Gabe Marks, landed in hot water over the weekend...

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Which New College Football Coach Faces Toughest Challenges This Spring?

With spring ball merely weeks away from starting around the nation, the 31 new head coaches are going to get their first time, on the field, kicking the tires on their new rosters...

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UCLA Football: What New DC Jeff Ulbrich Means for Bruins in 2014

New UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich is unlikely to implement dramatic changes to the Bruins' defensive playbook, and why would he? UCLA is on the right course, and Ulbrich helped set it...

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USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Proving Perception More Important Than Reality

With the way USC handled national signing day, you would forget the Trojans just went through a season of remarkable instability. You would forget USC hired what many regarded as an unproven, subpar head coach to fix things...

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Chris Petersen Sets Tone with Suspensions of Miles and Stringfellow

New Washington head coach Chris Petersen wasted no time taking a definitive stance against off-field issues, suspending Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore'ea ...

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Tracking Investigation of Washington Football Players for Alleged Assault

Newly-hired Washington Huskies head football coach Chris Petersen has suspended two players indefinitely for a violation of team rules, according to The Seattle Times ' Adam Jude ...

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Pac-12 Mailbag: Recruiting Celebrations and Breakout Freshmen

Thought for the week: There are very few absolutes in any facet of life, including football. One can put too much stock into recruiting rankings, overlooking that this is just one slice from a much larger pie...

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Pac-12 Football: 2014 Recruiting Shows South Division Will Rise Again

Since the Pac -12 expanded and split into two divisions in 2011, the North has clearly been the stronger conference...

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Arizona State Officially Hires Keith Patterson from West Virginia

One of the top defensive teams in the Pac -12 Conference, the Arizona State Sun Devils, have brought on a new defensive coordinator...

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