Roundup: UCLA's Eddie Vanderdoes is back from injury and ready to help

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He's baaaaack. Standout UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes has returned to practice this week from his torn ACL and meniscus suffered in the nonconference schedule last season.


Will the Trojans play it safe in making the decision on a starting quarterback? The Los Angeles Daily News' Scott Wolf believes the context at USC -- new athletic director, coach and all -- make that a complicated guess. 


The Huskies might be the sexy darkhorse pick in the Pac-12, but it's hoping the offensive performances this fall don't translate to the preseason. The offense keeps getting shut out in practice. Adam Jude has a practice report in the Seattle Times


It's a peek at the past and the future. Former Cardinal swimmer Maya DiRado set up incoming Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky as the 4x200m freestyle relay team won gold for the United States, reports the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga

Arizona State

First-year ASU offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey used Tex-Mex as part of a recruiting pitch ... to receivers coach Jay Norvell, a man who interviewed for the job Lindsey got. It worked. The two are working together on a revamped Sun Devil staff, reports's Doug Haller


The door is open for receivers Melquise Stovall and Demetris Robertson when it comes to stepping into a mostly-departed receiving group at California. Now they have to walk through the door, writes ESPN's David Lombardi


Ahkello Witherspoon has already flashed his talent – Exhibit A is an interception against Oregon last season – but is working on consistency and focus, reports Brian Howell at

Oregon State

Talk about being honest. Former Beavers receiver Brandin Cooks of the Saints is cookin' one-time Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots in dual-team practices this week, Butler told


Veteran Ute Marcus Williams has the resume and he's trying to patch together a safety unit with sophomore Chase Hansen, reports The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon


The Wildcats have tried to remain busy after center Zach Hemmila's shocking death. The weather didn't help Rich Rodriguez's team keep to their football routine, but the Arizona Cardinals offered them a practice facility and a small but important opportunity at respite from the pain, reports the Arizona Daily Star's Michael Lev

Washington State

Cougs left tackle Andre Dillard has the most to prove on his team, according to ESPN. He's replacing a darn good player in the departed Joe Dahl, and the man he's protecting, Luke Falk, makes Washington State's engine go. 


Mark Helfrich hasn't named a starting quarterback for the Ducks, and's Tyson Alger has an explanation

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