Roundup: Halfway through Media Days

Juan Ocampo


Day one of 2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days is in the books, and there’s a ton of news to get to. We’ll start with this – Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says the conference has no plans for expansion and is excited about the future of the league. Also, Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated ponders whether or not the Pac-12 has surpassed the SEC as the best conference in college football.


Arizona was picked 22nd in the preseason coaches poll. The Wildcats are one of six ranked Pac-12 teams in the poll alongside Oregon (fifth), USC (10th), UCLA (14th), Arizona State (16th) and Stanford (21st).

Arizona State

SI's Lindsay Schnell writes that Mike Bercovici and Arizona State are “thinking big” in 2015. The Sun Devils are picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South.


Interesting read from David Lombardi on Stanford football carrying over the good vibes from the end of the 2014 season into the new campaign.


As expected, Washington football coach Chris Petersen talked about playing Boise State. Click on the Chantel Jennings-produced link to find out what he had to say about going back to his old home.

Oregon State

Another nice Chantel Jennings link – the ESPN Pac-12 Blogger asked Oregon State cornerback Larry Scott what he would do if he was Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. Good stuff.


Kyle Goon writes that Utah football is “still looking for love” after a nine-win 2014 campaign. The Utes were picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 South.


After some rocky times earlier this summer, Justin Combs (Diddy’s son) is still on the UCLA football team, Jim Mora said Thursday.


Our own Kevin Danna wrote about how Colorado offensive lineman Stephane Nembot learned football and turned himself into an NFL prospect. Good job, Kev.


As the Trojans get ready to take the podium Friday, the USC athletic website gives us some USC football 2015 preseason notes. Cody Kessler and Su’a Cravens join Sark at Warner Bros. Studios.

Washington State

Get an early look at the Washington State football media guide, courtesy of Jacob Thorpe. Joe Dahl and Jeremiah Allison will be rocking the scene with Mike Leach Friday.


Highly-touted recruit Jaylen Brown explained to the Bay Area News Group’s Jeff Faraudo why he chose to sign with Cal basketball.


Since we’re in the midst of Media Days, how ‘bout we send you a media link? Oregon graduate Neil Everett re-signed with ESPN to remain an anchor on SportsCenter.

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