Roundup: Alex Smith wins NFL games

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Love him or hate him as an NFL quarterback, but former Utah signal caller Alex Smith has won a lot of games, writes the Deseret News’ Steve Yingling. Dude is an impressive 58-49-1 as a starter in the NFL despite getting no love in San Francisco and being labeled a game manager. 


Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Poland has been dismissed from the team following his arrest. The redshirt freshman was expected to compete for playing time this season.


Oregon football tight end Pharaoh Brown can be seen wakeboarding in this Instagram video, thus showing good progress from a serious leg injury he suffered against Utah.


UCLA football alums Owamagbe Odighizuwa and Eric Kendricks are getting ready for their rookie seasons in the NFL, and Bruins Nation has a little piece about it.


Cool article from Mason Kelley on Will Conroy returning to Washington as an assistant coach. Who can forget his 53-point game with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds?


Where does the Pac-12 ultimate road trip take us for Week 8? Utah at USC of course. It could decide the South.

California conducts a Q&A with Team USA hurdler Ray Stewart. The former Golden Bear will be running in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday.


Annie Mehl of catches up with Colorado sprinter Ana Holland, who participated in the World University Games.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell examines the Oregon State special teams unit, and specifically the battle between Victor Bolden and Rahmel Dockery to become the lead returner.

Washington State

CougCenter checks in on former Washington State distance runner Bernard Lagat. The 40-year old runner is in the twilight of his career.


David Lombardi thinks Aziz Shittu is Stanford football's most important player. He's trying to fill in the void at nose tackle left behind by David Parry.

Arizona State

SB Nation previews the Arizona State football team. Bill Connelly thinks very highly of Todd Graham & Co. The Sun Devils are this blogger’s pick to win the Pac-12 South.

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