Roundup: 'Harbus' coming to Sack Lake City

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It’s finally game week, and Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune writes about the national spotlight that will be on Utah football this week with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan coming to town. The “Harbus” is rolling into the 801, y’all.


Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will call most of the plays for USC this year, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced after practice on Saturday.


Shortly after the roundup went live Friday, it was announced that Vernon Adams will be the Ducks’ starting signal caller, so George Schroeder of USA Today details how Adams won the starting quarterback job in two weeks.


Joey Kaufman of the OC Register produced this feature on new UCLA starting quarterback Josh Rosen. He is the first true freshman starting QB in UCLA history; no wonder his teammates call him “J-Chosen.” Sounds like a true student of the game.


While we’re on the subject of QB features, here’s a piece Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group whipped up on Cal quarterback Jared Goff.


Kyle Ringo tells us that the University of Colorado wants to lead the way in researching sports issues and is announcing the proposed creation of the CU Sports Governance Center on Monday. I’d love to be able to get course credits for debating Deflategate.


This is a scary thought – Arizona coaches think linebacker Scooby Wright will be even better this year. Early candidate for headline of the year goes to Daniel Berk for this one: “Is Scooby complacent? Like, no way, man!”


Chantel Jennings is of the opinion that experienced sophomores will bolster the Washington pass defense. Budda Baker and Sidney Jones are a couple of good reasons why.

Arizona State

Here’s the Arizona State football depth chart, courtesy of the Arizona Republic.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe features Washington State freshmen Darrien Molton and Tavares Martin, Jr. The two collegiate rooks will have big roles this season, with Molton at corner and Martin in the kick return game.


Live events are back in super full force on the Pac-12 Networks, and you should know that No. 6 Stanford field hockey beat No. 5 Duke 3-2 in overtime after erasing a two-goal lead in the second half. The Card went 1-1 this week, losing its home opener in overtime to No. 4 Syracuse.

Oregon State

Big upset in Corvallis, as Oregon State men’s soccer defeated No. 9 Michigan State 1-0 off a beautiful chip-in from Timmy Mueller in the 18th minute.

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