Roundup: Daquawn Brown ready to lead WSU DBs
Utah football will scrimmage Tuesday, and the Deseret News’ Dirk Facer gives us a “laundry list of things to get done” during the scrimmage. Closely evaluating the quarterbacks is at the top of the heap.
It finally sounds like for sure that former USC quarterback Max Wittek will join Hawai’i’s roster later this month. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and this Yahoo! link, Wittek will join the team as a walk-on Aug. 25, when rosters can expand past 105 players. Also, AD Pat Haden said that ground breaking on upgrades at the Coliseum is three years away.
I hate to keep linking to news like this, but Oregon left tackle Tyler Johnstone is out for the season with a torn ACL, the same one (right knee) he injured in the Alamo Bowl against Texas.
Fights happen in fall camp all the time so there probably isn’t a whole lot here, but Myles Jack was kicked out of UCLA practice following a fight. Also, head coach Jim Mora had high praise for wide receiver Eldridge Massington and linebacker Kenny Young, mentioning Massington and Terrell Owens in the same sentence. Better get your popcorn ready, folks.
CBS Sports is reporting that TCU and Cal have scheduled a home-and-home series in football for 2020 (TCU) and 2021 (Cal).
Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic writes about Arizona State safety Damarious Randall and how he is the leader of a safety group that is considerably deep.
Interesting story from Jacob Thorpe on how now-Coug alum Deone Bucannon “passed the defensive back torch” down to Washington State cornerback Daquawn Brown in a conversation between the two before the New Mexico Bowl. Dude’s just a sophomore, yo.
Kyle Ringo reports that Colorado defensive end Markeis Reed is dealing with a sports hernia and is hoping to return for the Sept. 6 game against UMASS. He will undergo surgery Tuesday.
Currently out with a strained hamstring, Oregon State linebacker DJ Alexander says he is feeling better and hopes to return to practice midweek, which I guess would be Wednesday or Thursday.
Kyle Bonagura writes up a Stanford football season preview for us all to enjoy.
Paul Myerberg of USA Today ranks Arizona 26th in his college football countdown. This is an in-depth preview of the Arizona football team. Also, here’s Arizona receivers coach Tony Dews mic’d up in practice.
What’s this – a new Washington football teaser video? I think I’ll take a look. This is for “The Pursuit,” a web series that’ll focus on the gridiron Dawgs.
For a non-football note, Four Pac-12 volleyball teams are ranked in the AVCA preseason top 25 poll, with Stanford third, Washington fourth, USC fifth and Arizona State 25th.