Roundup: Oregon heads group of 6 Pac-12 teams ranked in AP poll
Oregon is No. 7 in the preseason AP Top 25 poll. Other Pac-12 teams include USC (No. 8), UCLA (No. 13), Arizona State (15th), Stanford (21st), and Arizona (22nd), so six in all. Also, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports has an interesting read on how the way we think about year-round football might change if Vernon Adams wins the starting quarterback job.
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian apologized for his behavior at the annual Salute to Troy event Saturday night.
Word out of Corvallis is that quarterbacks Seth Collins and Marcus McMaryion will both play in Oregon State’s season opener against Weber State. Offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin made the announcement after the team scrimmaged Saturday.
As of Sunday afternoon, there is no decision on a starting quarterback for Washington yet. That’s what offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith had to say, at least. Jeff Lindquist, K.J. Carta-Samuels, and Jake Browning all took snaps at Sunday’s practice.
Ted Miller details how Jared Goff and Cody Kessler lead the Pac-12 quarterback class for 2015. And for a more Cal-centric link, you can watch this Pac-12 Networks feature on wide receiver Stephen Anderson’s rise from walk-on to NFL prospect.
BuffZone is looking back at Colorado’s 1990 national championship team, with this post focusing on the crew of linebackers at CU that year. Among the fearsome foursome was Greg Biekert, who went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL.
Freshman running back Bryce Love impressed in Stanford’s scrimmage on Saturday, notes Jon Wilner. The kid from Wake Forest, North Carolina, rushed for 77 yards on five carries.
Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times thinks that UCLA’s defense looks “dynamic” but has some concern about the Bruins’ offense (to be expected when you replace a guy of Brett Hundley’s stature).
Matthew Piper lets us know what was learned from Utah football’s 2015 fall camp. Now it’s time to think about the Wolverines.
Kevin Gemmell writes that Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright still has a “huge upside.” He’s just a junior, after all.
Nice story from David Lombardi on how Arizona State walk-on running back Jacom Brimhall found out he was getting a scholarship.
Let’s get mic’d up with Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. It’s time to join the takeaway party, y’all.