Roundup: Washington State welcomes Stanford to Woodstock
On the Pac-12 coaches teleconference, Washington State coach Mike Leach compared Martin Stadium to Woodstock because… well, because he’s awesome.
Colin Cowherd talks with Joel Klatt about how Clay Helton can get the full-time USC head coaching gig in this video link.
Chantel Jennings tells us what lessons Stanford can take from Portland State beating Washington State earlier this season.
If Paul Perkins can’t go against Colorado, Kyle Bonagura writes that the Bruins will turn to Soso Jamabo at running back. The freshman had 79 yards on 18 carries in the victory over Cal.
Doug Haller features Arizona State offensive lineman Vi Teofilo and his journey from American Samoa to Tempe. He has started 34 consecutive games despite tearing an ACL during this stretch. Great story from Doug here.
The pace of Cal’s offense has slowed down in part due to quarterback Jared Goff’s added responsibilities within the offense, writes Jeff Faraudo. Goff is making more pre-snap decisions.
Colorado wide receiver Shay Fields is optimistic he will play against UCLA, reports Brian Howell. The sophomore didn’t play against Oregon State because of an ankle injury but was able to practice Tuesday.
In case you didn’t see it over the weekend, the Oregon State women’s basketball team re-enacted Ken Simonton’s 1998 Civil War touchdown run during halftime of the Colorado game with Simonton himself. Simonton was inducted into the Oregon State Hall of Fame over the weekend and had the game-winning touchdown trot in double overtime against Oregon in 1998.
Kurt Kragthorpe features Utah linebacker Gionni Paul, who transferred from “The U.” to “The U.” nearly three years ago. Dude has six picks in 15 games in a Ute uniform.
Adam Jude features Washington linebacker Benn Burr-Kirven, a freshman who started out the year on special teams and is now making big plays on defense (he had seven tackles on 19 defensive snaps against Stanford last Saturday night).
Ryan Finley of the Arizona Daily Star notes that the Arizona defense has a lot to prove in its final four games of the season. The Wildcats are 12th in scoring defense and 10th in total defense through five conference games.