Roundup: USC trying to move on from Alabama game
Kyle Bonagura writes that USC is trying to move on from the blowout loss to Alabama. Pretty big quote here from Zach Banner about the extra work the team put in on Sunday after the loss – “the leaders in the past would have been saying stuff publicly to [the media], but in the locker room would have been stabbing people in the back.”
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (hey there, old roundup friend) and linked here by Yahoo Sports, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is considering joining Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem, and other Seahawks might join in as well.
Former Wildcat Nick Johnson got a training camp invite from the Orlando Magic (CBS Sports). He has one year of NBA experience and spent last year playing in the D-League before performing well for Orlando in Summer League action.
Here’s Doug Haller’s Arizona State football practice report from Wednesday. He got a look at the fellas for 16 minutes (not 15, 16), along with all of the other media members. Also, check out former Sun Devil Trevor Williams getting his first MLB win with the Pittsburgh Pirates a day after getting called up to the majors and sharing a hug with his father after. Props.
Chantel Jennings tells us that Oregon running backs are watching BYU film to prepare for Virginia’s blitzes. Why BYU? Because Bronco Mendenhall, the coach of the Cavs, used to coach BYU, obvi.
Former Pac-12.com contributor and current ESPN staff writer Sam Strong gives us the most memorable moments from the Utah-BYU rivalry.
Connor Letourneau lets us know that Bug Rivera is emerging as a threat at inside receiver for Cal. He was second on the team with five catches in the season-opening win over Hawai’i in Australia.
Oregon State offensive lineman Dustin Stanton said the team’s pass-protection issues “will never happen again.” Darrel Garretson was sacked four times in the loss to Minnesota, and Gina Mizell has more in the link.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen features UCLA safety Adarius Pickett, who is one hard-hittin’ dude. How’s this for a blunt and direct quote? “I love hitting people.”
Read this Christian Caple link to find out how Washington guard Nick Harris made the two-deep as a 17-year-old true freshman. Not bad for a guy whose only other offers out of high school were from FCS schools.
Listen to the latest BuffZone Podcast, featuring your dutiful reporters Brian Howell and Pat Rooney. In this episode, the two discuss the upcoming football game against Idaho State and the volleyball team’s big wins against Illinois and Penn State last weekend that has it ranked in the top 20.
Want to meet the newcomers for Washington State women’s volleyball? Just watch the video in the preceding link, then.