Roundup: These Arizona State helmets are en fuego
Yo, you gotta check out these Arizona State helmets for the Notre Dame game. They’re on fire. I love ‘em. So. So. Much. Oh, and the little dubstep instrumental in the video is nice too. Also, Alden Darby was CBS Sports’ Defensive Player of the Week for his two-pick, fumble-forcing and recovering and seven-tackle performance against USC.
Darby’s work against the Trojans also garnered him conference honors, and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. He has won the award twice in the last three weeks, making him the first Pac-12 multi-award winner in 2013. Oregon’s Bralon Addison was the Special Teams Player of the Week, both by the conference and CBS Sports.
I bet you’re interested in who will be the next full-time head coach of the USC football program, but you won’t be getting any hints from the AD. That’s because Pat Haden is keeping the USC coaching search private.
Speaking of which, Steve Sarkisian addressed the ‘giant elephant’ in the USC coaching vacancy, as the former Trojan assistant said he is only interested in coaching the Dawgs. Didn’t shy away from the question one bit, either.
I’m sure there are more than a few Bruins fans out there chuckling to and among themselves with what’s going down in Troy, but the UCLA football team itself isn’t about rubbing it in anyone’s nose. So while the Bruins may have switched places with the Trojans, they’re not gloating.
Some good news for football fans in Boulder, because Colorado will play Charleston Southern on Oct. 19 to make up for the postponement of the Fresno State game. What’s more, Colorado got a waiver from the NCAA to be bowl eligible if it gets to six wins if two of those were against FCS opponents (the NCAA only typically allows one win against an FCS opponent to count towards bowl eligibility).
Jon Wilner grades the week for Cal after its 55-16 loss to Oregon. Wasn’t a fun one for Golden Bears fans.
The loss of Nick Pasquale is still being felt by many in the college football world, and while Utah’s Travis Wilson is playing against UCLA this week, he’s also playing for his friend. The two played football together since they were 6 years old.
Stanford has become known for a pound-you-to-the-ground running game, but the Cardinal showed a new side by airing it out against Washington State and had great results (try 55-17 on for size).
As much as it hurts to lose, it wasn’t all bad for the Tucson Gang after its 31-13 loss to Washington because Ka’Deem Carey collected a national nod, being named a College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention All-Purpose Performer of the Week (say that five times fast) for his 30-carry, 132-yard, one-touchdown game against the Huskies.
A 38-point loss is never fun, but Washington State fans can relive the best moments of the Seattle game in GIF format thanks to the folks at CougCenter.
It’s still a bit of a ways to Saturday, but there’s nothing wrong with a sneak peek at the Colorado Buffaloes if you’re an Oregon fan.