Roundup: Will Sutton is ready to create problems
Pretty much everyone outside of Tempe was not happy to hear Arizona State’s star defensive tackle was going to return to the Land of the Forks, and Will Sutton is ready to create “problems” for Pac-12 opponents. Todd Graham thinks the stud will be even better this season. Watch out.
And now for a QB race so close there won’t be a decision until a game is played: Lane Kiffin will play both Max Wittek and Cody Kessler in the season opener against Hawai’i Thursday night. And hey, while we’re at it, let’s watch Kiffin and Marqise Lee give out ice cream to the USC band.
Oh yes, you know the season is here when we get game previews, and Oregon is ready to play the mismatch game when it takes on Nicholls Saturday afternoon. If you remember, the Colonels lost to the Beavs 77-3 in the 2012 regular season finale, a game that was supposed to be played at the beginning of the year before Hurricane Isaac changed the script.
Another way to say the season is here is to say game week is here for Oregon State football as the Beavs get ready to take on Eastern Washington.
Utah takes the field before the Oregon schools when it faces Utah State Thursday night, and the Utes emerged from camp with confidence and chemistry.
Big Game at the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara in 2014? That sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well Cal fans are up in arms over the possible Big Game change.
The Daily Camera gets Buffs fans ready for the upcoming season with a Colorado football preview, and Kyle Ringo writes that for Mike MacIntyre, it’s all in the details.
What’s this -- an article from The Oregonian on Washington?! Blasphemous! Ken Goe wonders whether this is the year the Huskies return to national prominence. That would be nice, because the new and improved Husky Stadium is ready to shine. Season opener just five days away now for Sark and Friends.
Stanford had an open house over the weekend, and after getting a chance to see him play, Elliott Almond writes that Evan Crower is settling into the backup quarterback spot at Stanford despite having never played a down of college football.
To celebrate the end of fall camp, Arizona football had a dance off, and Rich Rodriguez’s arm wave brought down the house. Some pretty good dancers there overall, I must say.
In Bruce Feldman’s latest mailbag, he picks UCLA to win the Pac-12 South despite the Bru Cru having to play at Oregon and Stanford in back-to-back weeks and then later playing USC on the road as well. Tough schedule, but a lot of confidence in Westwood. And by the way, UCLA women’s soccer cruised past Northeastern 4-0 in the first live event of the 2013-14 slate on the Pac-12 Networks. (The Bruins also sidestepped Cal State Northridge 3-0 on Sunday.) Check out Gabbi Miranda’s goal off a corner kick against Northeastern. Amazing.
Christian Caple takes a shot at what the Washington State depth chart will look like. That’s a lot of receivers; as expected, of course.