Pac 12 Football

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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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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