Roundup: Let's sing the praises of Ed Orgeron
We’re still a ways away from a decision being made in Troy, but USC AD Pat Haden said Ed Orgeron is on his radar for the full-time head coaching gig. Rick Neuheisel has been one to take to song before, and here Neuheisel is singing the praises of Ed Orgeron, acoustic guitar and all (I gotta admit – it’s kind catchy).
His team might have lost to Stanford two weeks back, but Ted Miller opines that Heisman voters should reconsider Marcus Mariota.
There is a big test upcoming for Keith Price’s shoulder today, as the Huskies had him toss around the pigskin at practice. And read this tweet from Adam Jude this morning regarding Price:
Sarkisian said Keith Price "was vastly improved today" in first throwing test, but no announcement yet UW's starting QB vs. Oregon State.
— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) November 21, 2013
You know what Eddie George thinks? That UCLA’s Myles Jack should continue his two-way play. He’s beastin’ on both sides of the ball.
In case you missed “The Drive” last night, here are sights and sounds from the Cal sideline vs. Colorado last weekend. Nice touchdown run by Khalfani Muhammad there.
Wanna hear OSU receiver extraordinaire Brandin Cooks on the Pac-12 Networks Football Podcast? Well, there's the link to listen to one of the most charismatic guys in the conference. For an Oregon State basketball note, we turn to Connor Letourneau, who writes that the Beavers know there is much left to prove despite the win over Maryland. That said, it has been a quick turnaround for a team who started out the season with a loss to Coppin State.
It’s all good in the Wildcat hood when it comes to men’s hoops, and Arizona’s bench players are providing a spark and gaining experience early in the season. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Gabe York have looked especially impressive.
Since Washington State’s quarterback has been picked off 19 times this year, Utah plans to force Connor Halliday into mistakes. Creating turnovers will be especially key for the Utes since they’ll have their backup QB in there.
While Coug fans can’t wait to see their football squad attempt to achieve bowl eligibility, their men’s basketball team has a huge Eastern Washington showdown with Gonzaga in Spokane, and the Zags and Cougs are poised for their latest tussle.
No surprise here, but Arizona State’s defensive challenge vs. UCLA starts with QB Brett Hundley, who grew up just 10 minutes or so from Sun Devil Stadium.
Sure, Kevin Hogan’s completion percentage has dipped considerably in 2013. Sure, he’s coming off a game in which he threw two picks in the fourth quarter. But that’s not the whole story, writes Tom FitzGerald, because Stanford’s Hogan is worth more than what the numbers say.
In a big non-conference women’s basketball game, Linda Lappe’s Buffs held off Iowa for a 90-87 win on the heels of a career-high 26 points from Brittany Wilson. Buffs have now won 27 straight against non-conference foes in the regular season.