Roundup: 'Sports Illustrated' features Cody Kessler


Stellar Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins features USC quarterback Cody Kessler. Great, great story about the Bakersfield kid who owns USC single-season records for completions, completion percentage and interception rate.

Oregon State

While Seth Collins is the starter, Oregon State is still prepared to use a two-quarterback system against Michigan, notes Gina Mizell. We haven’t seen the last of Marcus McMaryion, it sounds like.


Cal field hockey will play all year without a field on campus for the second straight season, reports Jeff Faraudo. AD Michael Williams e-mailed parents of the players on Wednesday informing them of the news, citing “construction challenges.”


Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports is of the opinion that Josh Rosen had the best quarterback debut of the opening weekend. Vernon Adams pops in at No. 4 on his list, while former USC QB Max Wittek checks in at No. 12 for his Hawai’i debut.


Brennan Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune gives us a position-by-position preview of the Utah-Utah State game that’s going down Friday night at Rice-Eccles.


ESPN’s Daniel Murphy and Chantel Jennings break down the Oregon-Michigan State battle.


David Lombardi writes that Stanford is looking for the keys to offensive consistency, something the team had in the last three games of 2014, but certainly lacked in the season-opening loss to Northwestern.


Arizona Daily Star reporter Daniel Berk discussed Scooby Wright’s injury and the Wildcats’ upcoming game against Nevada on “Inside Pac-12 Football” with our Mike Yam.

Washington State

Washington State special teams coordinator Eric Mele will have about 100 friends and family members at the Rutgers game on Saturday, Jacob Thorpe informs. Mele grew up about 15 minutes from the Rutgers stadium.

Arizona State

Doug Haller notes that Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell wants to learn and move on from the loss to Texas A&M.


Brian Howell reports that the Colorado offense is aiming for a better showing against UMass. The Buffs gained just 4.0 yards per play in the 28-20 loss to Hawai’i last week.


Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith says everybody needs to chip in to improve the Washington running game, writes Christian Caple. The Huskies ran for just 29 yards on 22 attempts in the loss to Boise State.

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