Roundup: Marcus Mariota responds to young crying Ducks fan

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Cry no more, young Ducks fan eating cereal. Yesterday we shared the video of an Oregon kiddo crying over Marcus Mariota’s departure to the NFL. Well, the Heisman winner responded with a video of his own Wednesday and it’s worth a watch.

Oregon State

Read a profile of new Pac-12 Networks football analyst Nigel Burton, who spent 15 years as a college football coach, including the past five as the head man at Portland State.


As a high schooler in the Pacific Northwest, rock n’ roll legend Jimi Hendrix had his eyes on Pac-12 football. Check out these Hendrix hand drawn images of Oregon, USC, UCLA and Cal football players from 1958.


The Pac-12 got a lot of love in Grantland’s collection of the most indispensable players in the country. USC linebacker Su’a Cravens is named as one of four Pac-12 players on the top 10 list.


Former Texas quarterback Vince Young broke Pac-12 hearts with his memorable 2006 Rose Bowl triumph over USC. But if Cal knocks off his longhorns later this year, he’ll be wearing a Golden Bears shirt on TV. Just a little more fuel for Jared Goff and the Bear Raid offense.


This is pretty sweet – Utah is going to wear some cool throwback uniforms when it plays Cal on Oct. 10 in Salt Lake City.

Arizona State

Arizona State held its first fall training camp practices of the year on Wednesday and coach Todd Graham got his first look at running back Kalen Ballage on the defensive side of the ball. Graham plans to use Ballage on offense and defense, where he will play the hybrid “Devil backer” position.


Bruins linebacker Deon Hollins led the team with nine sacks last year but has his eyes set on bigger goals for 2015.

Washington State

Get an inside look at the Cougar football program from senior safety Taylor Tailulu, who made a four-part video series titled “The Grind.”


The Wildcats kicked off training camp Wednesday with an intense practice session under the 102-degree Tucson sun.


Keep an eye out for big Stanford linebacker Kevin Anderson this year, who has a chance to be one of the nation’s best.


View a position-by-position outlook on Washington’s offense heading into training camp on Saturday.


Take a look at three big questions looming over the Colorado football team heading into the season.

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