Roundup: Oregon QB race officially down to Adams and Lockie
Mark Helfrich announced that the Oregon quarterback competition is down to two – Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams. Morgan Mahalak and Travis Jonsen are out of the running for this year’s top QB spot. Also, don’t forget that the first live event of the season is on Pac-12 Oregon Friday night at 7 p.m., as Oregon women’s soccer hosts LSU (that’d be a juicy football game, too). Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com writes that the Oregon women’s soccer team is looking to take the next step.
Training camp has just wrapped up on Montlake as the Huskies now turn their attention to Boise State, and Adam Jude believes that Jake Browning will be the starting quarterback for Washington.
It’s going to have to be a group effort to replace Leonard Williams at USC, writes Dan Greenspan of the Associated Press. With Williams off to the Jets, the onus will be on guys like Antwaun Woods, Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons to do work up front. Frosh DE Christian Rector might be another name to remember.
So Mike Leach signed for a package naked once – wait, what?! Sure enough, Leach talked about signing for a package naked while appearing on The Jim Rome Show Thursday.
This is cool – Donte Stallworth spoke to Arizona State athletes about making good choices. A 10-year NFL wide receiver, Stallworth killed a man while driving drunk more than six years ago and implored Sun Devils to not make mistakes like that.
Arizona is ready for a season without a bye week, writes David Lombardi. The 'Cats have 12 games in 12 weeks and are one of six teams in the nation to play at least 12 straight weeks without a bye. Their “bye week” is Nov. 28 (after they finish their regular season), which would be a nice bye if they make the Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
Tom FitzGerald features Cal-turned-Stanford defensive end Brennan Scarlett (his bro Cameron is a running back for the Cardinal). Interesting tidbit – despite being a Golden Bear for four years, Scarlett never once played in a Big Game.
The Golden State Warriors announced that former UCLA forward and GSW first-round draft choice Kevon Looney underwent hip surgery Thursday and will be out four-to-six months. Also, Robby Kalland of CBS Sports recaps why UCLA football coach Jim Mora berated QB Josh Rosen. Tough love, yo.
Want to watch the replay of Cal men’s basketball’s overtime loss to the Illawarra Hawks in Australia? California Golden Blogs has you covered. Considering the Golden Bears were down 20-4 to start the game, that’s not a bad performance overall. Pretty good broadcast crew on the feed as well – they almost seem to be pulling for Cal.
Here’s an Oregon State football practice report from Gina Mizell. The Beavers had three two-a-days this week.
Matthew Piper features Utah freshman safety Philip Afia and discusses how his soccer background helped shape him into the football player he is today.
Kyle Ringo features the youthful Colorado tight ends, honing in specifically on youngsters Dylan Keeney and Hayden Jones (both redshirt freshmen).