Roundup: Showcase game for Devontae Booker
Salt Lake Tribune Columnist Kurt Kragthorpe opines that Jim Harbaugh’s trip to Utah makes this a showcase game for Devontae Booker. A good game against the Wolverines could put Booker squarely in the early Heisman convo.
UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest last weekend.
A woman has sued Oregon State and Mike Riley for a sexual assault in 1999. She is seeking $7.5 million in damages. Steve Clark, Oregon State’s Vice President of University Relations, has refuted the woman’s claims saying, “We’re not responsible for her very unfortunate sexual assault.”
Everyone pretty much knew it, but it became official Tuesday when Mike Leach announced that Washington State quarterback Luke Falk will start against Portland State. Petyon Bender is also expected to get some snaps against the Vikings.
Washington football coach Chris Petersen is expecting an “awkward” return to Boise State, writes Christian Caple. There are obviously a ton of ties between the UW staff and Boise State.
Good feature from Jon Wilner on Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, who played with a heavy heart last season in dealing with the illness and death of his father. By all accounts, Hogan has stepped it up a notch heading into the 2015 season.
Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press writes about quarterback Vernon Adams starting his Oregon career against his former school, Eastern Washington.
Here’s the CUBuffs.com account of Colorado football getting prepared in Hawai’i for its season opener against the Rainbow Warriors. The Buffs practiced Tuesday at St. Louis School, where Marcus Mariota went to high school.
Now working for the San Francisco Chronicle, former Oregon State beat reporter Connor Letourneau writes that Cal football is looking to speed up its “Bear Raid” offense. Welcome to the Bay, Connor.
Kevin Gemmell states that Arizona State likes to put opposing offenses on the defensive; the Sun Devils blitzed more than any Power 5 team last year.
Having to replace three starters up front, Arizona has to “mix and match” on the offensive line, notes Daniel Berk.
USC football awarded a scholarship to new punter Chris Tilbey. The sophomore from Australia played last year at San Francisco City College. If he letters at USC, he will be the only Trojan football letterman from Australia, according to his USCTrojans.com bio page.