Roundup: Vernon Adams officially joins Oregon football team
At long last, Vernon Adams officially joined the Oregon football team after passing an Eastern Washington final exam Thursday. He’s now an EWU alum and graduate transfer for the Ducks.
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Head coach Jim Mora announced in a statement that Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg’s son, has quit the UCLA football team. Broadus reportedly never showed up to training camp.
The Associated Press reports that former USC tight end Bryce Dixon will not rejoin the football team despite being reinstated to the university.
The Seattle Times’ Adam Jude does a little roundup spotlighting how recent Huskies are faring in the NFL preseason so far. John Timu, now with the Bears, had a nice pick Thursday night.
Doug Haller gives us this Arizona State football practice report from Thursday and notes that junior college transfer receiver Tim White has been impressing in fall camp, getting first team reps.
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle features Cal defensive tackle James Looney, a transfer from Wake Forest who is eligible to play this season after sitting out 2014. Nice nickname – “Looney Tunes.”
The Colorado coaching staff wants the special teams unit to get off to a better start in 2015, Kyle Ringo surmises. The Buffs will have a new punter, kicker and holder this year.
Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez was a little peeved by his team’s performance at practice Wednesday night, reports Daniel Berk. Full pads for the Wildcats on Friday.
Jacob Thorpe features Washington State running back James Williams. RBs coach Jim Mastro says Williams is the most “freakish athlete” he’s had in 26 years of coaching.
The intensity picked up on the first day of full pads at Oregon State, writes Gina Mizell of Oregonian fame.
Utah vs. Missouri is up next in the ESPN Pac-12/SEC Challenge, and Kyle Bonagura goes to bat for the Utes. While we’re talking about ESPN and the Utes, read David Lombardi’s 2015 Utah football season preview.
Let’s head into the weekend on a non-football link. Read this Players’ Tribune article by Candice Wiggins about overcoming injury and how reading her father’s obituary helped her find out more about herself (her father Alan played in the MLB for the Padres and Orioles and died of AIDS when Candice was 4 years old). The Stanford star tore her Achilles five years ago but has more than bounced back.