Roundup: Spring games are comin'
Spring games are starting to kick off in the Pac-12, with Arizona, Colorado and Stanford hitting the gridiron Saturday, and of course, you can watch ‘em all on the Pac-12 Networks. Down in Tucson, Alaska’s DeAndre' Miller is heating up spring camp with his performance and outlook. The Wildcats will be televised at 1 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Arizona.
On The Farm, Tom FitzGerald reports that two guys are vying to fill Trent Murphy’s shoes – James Vaughters and Kevin Anderson, so that will be an interesting battle to watch Saturday and in fall camp. Czech out Nerd Nation on Pac-12 Bay Area at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The secondary has received some extra special attention in Boulder because Mike MacIntyre is working with the cornerbacks in spring ball (Saturday at 11 a.m. PT/noon MT on Pac-12 Networks).
Some unfortunate injury news to pass along in Eugene, as Oregon receiver Bralon Addison tore his ACL in practice. Here’s to a speedy recovery.
An update on the Cal coaching search from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports: California has targeted Xavier’s Chris Mack as its next head coach. On the other hand, Jeff Faraudo reports that a Cal source denied that the Bears are eyeing Mack, so my guess is as good as yours.
Doug Haller informs us that Arizona State men’s basketball has lost two more players, as Brandan Kearney and Egor Koulechov will transfer. With Calaen Robinson already on the move and Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski off to the NBA Draft, the Forks have just 10 scholarship players right now.
The Huskies have big shoes to fill with Bishop Sankey no longer around, but Adam Jude thinks it might not be all doom and gloom because with each carry, Shaq Thompson is becoming an irresistible option for Washington at running back. The linebacker/secondary member rushed for 106 yards on three carries Thursday night. BOOM!
If you get the chance to shoot the breeze with Jacob Thorpe about Washington State football, he’d probably tell ya that the Cougars’ defense is chasing the offense so far this spring. That said, it sounds like reserve safety Beau Glover had a nice practice Thursday.
This guy should be fun to watch in 2014… Kenneth Walker offers UCLA what the team needs – pure speed. He did not play last year because of a back surgery he had in June, but he’s fast like a NASCAR.
He was the Las Vegas Bowl defensive player of the game, and now cornerback Kevon Seymour is building on his postseason performance.
Utah only picked off three passes in 2013, so of course the Utes are seeking many more interceptions in 2014.
His family already has a big name in the Oregon State community, but Beavers reliever Zack Reser is building a reputation on his own. Heading into the weekend, Reser is 3-0 and has not given up an earned run in 14.1 innings pitched.