Roundup: 'Runningbacker' Myles Jack and the 'two-way revolution'
USA Today features UCLA “runningbacker” Myles Jack and says Jack is leading the “two-way revolution.” Great feature on Jack’s life in football up to this point. My favorite part of the story? He started watching game film at the age of six.
Building the Dam reports that Oregon State basketball freshman Chai Baker's health is improving. They have it on authority from Wayne Tinkle that Baker is “breathing normally on his own” and “responding to commands, and communicating with head nods.” Here’s a promising tweet from Wayne Tinkle:
— Wayne Tinkle (@waynetinkle) August 22, 2014
The Associated Press puts the spotlight on Oregon running back Thomas Tyner. Dude ran for 711 yards and nine scores as a true freshman in 2013… and 643 yards and 10 touchdowns in one game as a senior in high school – on his 18th birthday, no less.
The Salt Lake Tribune gives us a lil’ somethin’-somethin’ on Utah freshman safety Marcus Williams, who has impressed the coaching staff in fall camp. The guy has a 41-inch vert, so that impresses me.
While we’re talking about collegiate rookies, Adam Jude wants you to know that a good chunk of freshmen will play for Washington football this year.
Mom’s cooking made him 20 pounds heavier during Christmas break last year, but Cal safety Michael Lowe has shed the weight and it’s looking like he’ll be in the starting lineup for the Northwestern game.
It has been a major focus ever since Todd Graham has stepped foot in town, and it’s paying off in a major way: Arizona State football is committing fewer penalties. As Doug Haller reports, ASU went from being the most-penalized team in the country in 2011 to sixth least in 2013.
You don’t see a whole lot of people play their true freshman year and then ask to redshirt the next season, but Colorado cornerback Yuri Wright is working his way up the depth chart in his return to action. He’s put on a good bit of muscle since we’ve last seen him on a football field on a fall Saturdays.
The Ripsit Blog gives us some notes from USC fall camp. A video of a press scrum with Sark is embedded in the link as well.
David Lombardi is back with another position preview, this time examining the Stanford football defensive line.
And another position preview. Let’s line up on the other side of the ball with the Washington State offensive line.
Arizona football teaches you how to Haka in this video.