Roundup: WSU prepares for Arizona's 'race car offense'
Back from the bye, Washington State’s defense has to plan for Arizona’s “race car offense,” to borrow the headline of Jacob Thorpe. He probably used that headline because Cougs defensive line coach Joe Salave’a said Arizona’s offense is “the Indy 500 of offenses.”
Having coached against both Johnny Football and Oregon’s signal-caller, Cal coach Sonny Dykes says Marcus Mariota is better than Johnny Manziel. Bears and Quacks this Friday night in Santa Clara.
No surprise here: Oregon receiver Dwayne Stanford's touchdown catch against Washington was the ESPN Pac-12 Blog play of the week. Fantastic grab.
Want a lil’ nugget to excite your taste buds for Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday? Arizona State coach Herb Sendek told Jon Rothstein that freshman Tra Holder could start at point guard for the Sun Devils this season. Rivals has Holder ranked as the No. 132 player in the 2014 recruiting class. Also, to clarify the Arizona State QB situation, Todd Graham said Taylor Kelly will start at Washington if his foot has healed.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Stanford head coach David Shaw took the blame for the Cardinal’s offensive struggles.
While we’re playing the blame game, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau is taking the blame for the loss to USC, a game in which he threw two picks.
Scott Gleeson of USA Today thinks UCLA men’s basketball is one of five teams that could beat Kentucky this season. The Wildcats will almost certainly be the preseason No. 1 team in the country, and they’ll face the Bruins in Chicago on Dec. 20.
Speaking of undefeated seasons, the good folks at the Arizona Daily Star ask, “Can Arizona men’s basketball run the table?”
Utah men’s basketball had an intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday night, and Matt Piper and Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune say that Jakob Poeltl and Isaiah Wright played well.
Conquest Chronicles gives us a USC football injury report. Adoree Jackson is expected to play against Utah, but it's still up in the air whether receivers Ajene Harris and George Farmer will play.
Cool feature here from Christian Caple on Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton teaching a class to freshmen at Washington. Good stuff.
Here’s a video of Oregon State basketball coach Wayne Tinkle mic’d up for practice.