Roundup: Nuggets from Media Days so far

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Oregon

Let’s take a look at some of the stuff to come out of Pac-12 Football Media Days so far... Oregon coach Mark Helfrich discussed Devon Allen becoming an Olympian, saying, “the guy’s never lost a race.”

UCLA

UCLA head coach Jim Mora said he’d stand by defensive coordinator Tom Bradley after an unsealed deposition revealed that former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary spoke with Bradley after allegedly witnessing Jerry Sandusky shower with a boy in 2001.

Washington

Washington coach Chris Petersen discussed the Huskies’ preseason expectations, saying the Dawgs will need to earn it on the field.

Arizona

Also, Rich Rodriguez discussed the Arizona quarterback situation, saying two guys are battling for the starting gig – Anu Solomon and Brandon Dawkins will go into camp sharing first-team reps.

USC

Clay Helton told reporters Thursday that Alabama coach Nick Saban might be the best coach of his generation. Hard to argue with that statement. Why did he even say that? Well, the Trojans battle the Crimson Tide Sept. 3.

California

Cal coach Sonny Dykes said Thursday that Griffin Piatt will medically retire because of a knee injury, while Damariay Drew also might be out for the whole season with a knee injury as well.

Washington State

Wanna see Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks own the water toss and play with emojis? This is your link, then.

Utah

Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports considers Utah to be one of the most disrespected programs in college football. Not enough people are giving the Utes credit for the work they’ve done the last two years.

Arizona State

Phil Mickelson backed up his opening-round 63 by shooting 2-under on Friday at The Open and extend his lead. Three birdies on the front nine paced his round this time and he nearly had an ace.

Stanford

Stanford swimmers Lia Neal and Simone Manuel made the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team, marking the first time ever that two African-American women qualified for the team at the same time.

Colorado

With the schedule set for the Legends Classic, Colorado men’s basketball will face Notre Dame for the first time in program history, notes Pat Rooney. The Buffs will get either Texas or Northwestern in their second game in Brooklyn.

Oregon State

Danny Moran looks at position battles on the Oregon State offensive line.

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