Roundup: Chip Kelly finalizes UCLA coaching staff
UCLA football coach Chip Kelly added three assistants to finalize his staff on Tuesday – Dana Bible is the quarterbacks coach, Roy Manning will coach special teams and outside linebackers and Vince Oghobaase will coach the defensive line (Associated Press).
Former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk spoke about suicide at Senior Bowl media day on Tuesday, and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports has an article on his comments in the preceding link.
Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy was auctioned for $399,608 on Saturday night. The auction raised money for medical research related to CTE in Salaam’s memory.
Former Arizona State wrestler and NCAA champion Anthony Robles writes this piece for NCAA.com (as told to Kayci Woodley) reflecting on his college career and how it turned him into the man he is today. Great stuff here.
Adam Jude makes sure we are aware that NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah considers Vita Vea and Dante Pettis to be top 50 NFL Draft prospects. He has Vea at No. 9 and Pettis at No. 46.
Steve Mims of The Register-Guard informs us that Mel Kiper Jr. thinks former Oregon running back Royce Freeman will be selected in the fourth or fifth round of the NFL Draft because of the depth at that position in the draft this year.
Oregon State baseball infielder Nick Madrigal was named a preseason first-team All-American by D1Baseball.com on Tuesday (The Oregonian/OregonLive). Madrigal hit .380 with four homers and 40 RBI in an All-American 2017 campaign.
Stanford men’s basketball is playing at USC Wednesday night on ESPNU (6 p.m. PT), so take a look at the Stanford game notes to learn what you need to know about this pivotal matchup of teams jockeying for position atop the Pac-12 ladder.
Rusty Simmons features Cal men’s basketball freshman Darius McNeill, who is learning how to adjust to adjustments that others are making in trying to guard him.
Old roundup friend Lya Wodraska of The Salt Lake Tribune lets us know that Utah gymnastics isn’t panicking about its recent performances on the balance beam. The Utes are ranked just 14th on beam with a 48.992 average but are coming off a 49.2 effort in Friday’s win over Oregon State.
Barton Simmons of CBS Sports believes that USC is a team that can close strong for 2018 National Signing Day (college football we're talking about here). Oregon also makes Simmons’ list.
Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated takes a stab at how the New England Patriots should prepare for Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who has resurrected his career in the playoffs in leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl.