Roundup: Scooby Wright has a hunger for more
Yeah, everyone in college football knows who he is, but Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright isn’t satisfied, writes SI’s Brian Hamilton. Despite recording 163 tackles last year (not a typo), Wright still thinks he didn't have a good season. What does he expect of himself, 200 tackles this year? Also, he recently ripped off the door of his new apartment because he thought his key wasn’t working, so that’s tight.
Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times reports that wildfires in the area might force Washington State to reschedule its opener vs. Portland State. Other potential possibilities are playing the game in Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, moving the contest to Seattle (WSU hasn’t made any sort of statement about Seattle yet) or postponing the game until December if the schedules allow it.
So Popular Mechanics called Utah a “cupcake game” for Michigan, and as you’d expect, Utah fans weren’t too happy about it. Utah beat Michigan 26-10 in Ann Arbor last season; some cupcake.
Former USC senior associate AD Mark Jackson was named athletic director at Villanova. Also, Ted Miller discusses the challenges USC head coach Steve Sarkisian faces on and off the field.
Doug Haller reports that Todd Graham didn’t have much to say about his son’s resignation. Running backs coach Bo Graham left the program Monday.
David Lombardi ranks Jared Goff as the best quarterback in the Pac-12. Agree?
Former Stanford softball player Jessica Mendoza made history by becoming the first woman to broadcast a MLB game on ESPN. Jen Cosgriff has the breakdown. Also, Stanford women’s volleyball middle blocker Inky Ajanaku is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery, reports John Reid of the Palo Alto Daily News. The Cardinal is the No. 2 team in the nation heading into the opening weekend of play.
Not much has changed on Montlake, as head coach Chris Petersen is still undecided on Washington’s starting quarterback for the Sept. 4 opener at Boise State.
Neill Woelk gets Buffs fans ready for the season opener against Hawai’i by previewing the Colorado defensive line. There’s an increased focus on stopping the run this year in Boulder, as Colorado gave up more than 200 rushing yards per game, which was good for last in the conference. We also learn in this article that we might see DEs Derek McCartney and Jimmie Gilbert line up every now and then as outside linebackers.
Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press writes about the rehab process for Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen, who tore his ACL in the Rose Bowl. He has dreams of competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics (he won the NCAA title in the 110-meter hurdles before the ACL tear).
Oregon State tried some trick plays in the red zone at practice Tuesday, notes Gina Mizell.
Let’s get the campus scoop at UCLA with Mike Yam. Wide receiver Payton Jordan sounds like a pretty interesting dude.