Pac 12 Football

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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Closer to My Dreams: USC Safety Dion Bailey's Journey to the 2014 NFL Draft

Before he hears the roar of the crowd, before he feels the bright lights shining from above, USC safety Dion Bailey puts his headphones in. Reminiscent of a Beats by Dre commercial, Bailey sits back and visualizes the moment...

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Imagining What Bruins' Starting Lineup Will Look Like in 3 Years

The future appears to be very bright for Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins. In only two seasons, the head coach and his staff have managed to replenish a roster that was initially void of young talent...

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USC Football: What Trojan Fans Should Expect from Adoree' Jackson in 2014

On Feb 5, Trojan coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff managed to pull off a national signing day coup that SBNation.com said was unmatched in college football. Among the haul signed by the Trojans on that day were Scout...

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USC Football Recruiting: 2014 Class Has Trojans Poised to Take Next Step

Steve Sarkisian had two primary goals for USC during the 2014 recruiting cycle: shore up depth across the offensive line and do the same in the secondary. Come national signing day, Sarkisian more than delivered on that promise...

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Oregon and Stanford Beware, UCLA Is a Legit Pac-12 Title Contender

The last few months were a tense time for the UCLA Bruins. Their outlook for the 2014 season and beyond hinged on decisions made by head coach Jim Mora and quarterback Brett Hundley—the faces of the Los Angeles football program...

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Oregon's Week 2 Showdown vs Michigan State Is Early Look at Ducks Title Hopes

Not many college football teams can gauge their championship mettle the first weekend of September, but in its Week 2 matchup with defending Big Ten champion Michigan State, that's precisely the opportunity facing Oregon...

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Pac-12 Mailbag: Spring Competitions; Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Rivalry Series

Thought for the week: The seeds of college football fandom are planted in children's subconscious through the pageantry and excitement of autumn Saturdays, not the economics and politicking of the offseason...

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Proposed Defensive Substitution Rule Would Impact Pac 12 Football the Most

If you can't beat 'em...change the rules? Such is one interpretation of the NCAA's proposed defensive substitution rule revealed Wednesday, a proposal that emanates from the SEC but ...

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Pac-12 Football: 10 Fastest RBs in the Conference

The Pac -12 Conference is home to some of the fastest offenses in all of the land and some of the speediest running backs...

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UCLA QB Brett Hundley Has OL to Flourish, but Who Steps Up in Skill Positions?

Quarterback Brett Hundley 's decision to return to UCLA for his redshirt junior season has the university thinking Heisman Trophy and some pegging the Bruins for Pac -12 Championship contention...

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UCLA Football Recruiting: Looking Ahead to Bruins' 2015 Class

With 2014 in the books, Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins will turn their sights to the class of 2015. The state of California is particularly loaded in this cycle. 247Sports...

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Pac-12 Recruiting Classes That Will Have the Most Immediate Contributors

Most Pac-12 fans will have to wait through a redshirt season before seeing the latest crop of players contribute to their teams of choice. However, more and more freshmen come into the college game each year better prepared for its rigors...

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Challenges Pac-12 Football Faces with Its Current TV Deal

Pac -12 followers frustrated with the conference's place in TV land, take heed: Commissioner Larry Scott feels your anguish, Jon Wilner of The San Jose Mercury News reports ...

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Pac-12 Conference Has Best and Deepest WR Group in the Nation for 2014

The Pac -12 loses Marqise Lee (USC), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) and Paul Richardson (Colorado) from its wide receiver ranks, yet the conference boasts the deepest and all-around best unit in the nation...

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USC Football: Should Adoree' Jackson Be the Next No. 5?

If there was anything USC needed as it begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel of its crippling sanctions, it's the incredibly dynamic Adoree' Jackson...

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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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