Roundup: Utah's Wilson named starting QB
Breaking news Monday morning out of the SLC, where Utah has named Travis Wilson its starting quarterback. Wilson beat out Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, who is now the backup.
Oregon is ranked third in the Associated Press top 25 preseason poll, released Sunday. Six Pac-12 teams made it overall, with UCLA (No. 7), Stanford (11th), USC (15th), Arizona State (19th) and Washington (25th) rounding out the list. Also, Oregon is now paying for Marcus Mariota’s injury insurance, alongside the insurance of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Hroniss Grasu and Arik Armstead.
Jeff Faraudo reports that Cal football coach Sonny Dykes was “upbeat” about his team’s performance in Saturday’s closed scrimmage. The Golden Bears ran about 70 plays with referees.
Big loss for the Buffs’ defense, as Colorado free safety Jered Bell will miss the season with a torn ACL, which he suffered Friday night in practice. The fifth-year senior was projected to start at free safety this year, says Brian Howell.
David Lombardi of The Bootleg has a Stanford football scrimmage report from what went down Saturday on The Farm. Henry Anderson doin’ work.
Oregon State broke out a Slip ‘n Slide after Saturday’s scrimmage. Water balloon fights, In-N-Out after road wins; the Beavers sure know how to have some fun.
Can’t enough of these fall camp scrimmages? USC football is scrimmaging at the Coliseum Monday night, but it's closed to the public, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
What do you say we take a quick trip to the NFL? Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robinson believes his teammate Anthony Barr can be a force to be reckoned with. Anybody who watched him at UCLA could clearly see his next-level potential. He also has 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble through two preseason games with the Purple People Eaters.
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star writes about the diversity of the Arizona football team and how the squad is “all in” on 2014.
Jacob Thorpe previews the Washington State defensive backs for us.
Here’s the Washington football season preview from the ESPN Pac-12 blog.
Let’s view some photos of Arizona State football at Camp Tontozona. Pretty shots ensue.
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