Roundup: Utes debut mountain-themed jerseys
Utah got a uniform upgrade. The red jerseys debuted on Wednesday include snow-capped mountains on the sleeves. Reviews are mostly positive, reports the Deseret News. Here's what the Utes are working with.
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SB Nation's Spencer Hall had a long sit-down with Buffs coach Mike MacIntyre. They discussed the rebuilding project in Boulder, the recruiting scene and whether MacIntyre's Wikipedia page is accurate (spoiler: it is not). Also, the Buffs announced an open scrimmage for fans on August 16.
Bruins head coach Jim Mora won a tough recruiting battle for a punter over Cal and head coach Sonny Dykes. Such a battle included a few texts as Mora and Dykes sat just feet away from one another, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Danny Mattingly likes to hit people, which is good because the sophomore linebacker could be playing a big role for Mark Helfrich's Ducks this year. Andrew Greif uncovers Mattingly's development, which was aided by a taekwondo master.
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles apologized for his off-field altercation he was involved in. It's the first step in him making his case to play catch-up and push for the starting job.
On to one of the other quarterback battles in the Pac-12. Another day, another different Arizona quarterback getting first-team reps, reports AZ Desert Swarm's Jason Bartel. That and a look at the Wildcats' defensive first team.
Michael Rosen from the Daily Californian details the receiving group for coach Sonny Dykes.
Stanford lost more than half of its starters from last season, which only means there are opportunities for new players to make a name for themselves. Walk-on Torsten Rotto puts it all into perspective, admitting he's “a nobody right now who's trying to become a somebody,” Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury news reports.
Receiver Darreus Rogers had to impress on the field for his jersey number to be changed to No. 1. It was, and that means the Trojans have high hopes for the sophomore to become a second option to Nelson Agholor.
The College Football Talk blog previews ASU, noting the good, the bad, the unknown and the make-or-break game. Hint: the make-or-break opponent is the one that twice beat the Sun Devils in 2013.
The problem for Oregon State's Ryan Nall has nothing to do with his abilities. He's expected to play as a freshman, but where he plays is anybody's guess. At 6-foot-2, 241 pounds, Nall could be used at linebacker, halfback, tight end or running back.
There were some amazing catches at Washington State's practice on Wednesday. Coug Center's Andrew Crookston has the lowdown.