After a 2012 season that saw UCLA defeat USC and win the Pac-12 South Division, the Bruins are projected to once again reach the Pac-12 title game. UCLA is the team to beat in Los Angeles, and, in Brett Hundley and Anthony Barr, the Bruins have the appropriate star power.
Hundley, as a redshirt freshman quarterback in 2012, threw for 3,745 yards and 29 touchdowns. Head coach Jim Mora thinks Hundley is just scratching the surface.
Oregon State surprised many last season by going 9-4 and earning a top-20 ranking after a disastrous 3-9 campaign in 2011.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- You've seen Jadeveon Clowney's hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith in the 2013 Outback Bowl by now. If you've watched ESPN at all in the last six months, you've probably seen it a thousand times.
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Marqise Lee put up some monster numbers in 2012: 14 touchdowns, 1,721 receiving yards, 206.4 all-purpose yards per game.
Yet, the junior wide receiver, the Biletnikoff Award winner as well as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American, is not thinking about accolades.
“As a player, I don’t go into seasons focused on hype,” Lee said Friday at 2013 Pac-12 Football Media Day in Culver City, Calif. “The Heisman is the last thing on my mind.”
CULVER CITY, Calif.- There's nothing more menacing than watching a bunch of football players and coaches walking straight at you in slow-motion. Lucky for you, Arizona football has given you the opportunity to be intimidated with its "Hard Edge" series. The YouTube videos feature the Wildcat coaching staff and players dressed in classic Western get-up, mean-mugging the camera and sliding people across saloon tables like it's their job.
All in slow-mo, of course.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Nobody would have faulted Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton had he opted to go pro after his redshirt junior season in 2012. A consensus All-American and the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, Sutton racked up 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss last year, leading ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. to list him as the No. 4 junior defensive tackle in the country.
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham remembers getting texts from his players during bowl season last year. The players told him how disappointed they were and how they wanted to get back to the postseason after the program missed out on a bowl game for the first time in 10 years.
On Friday at Pac-12 Football Media Day in Culver City, Calif., Whittingham was blunt about last year’s 5-7 campaign, calling it “disappointing” and “very foreign to us.”
CULVER CITY, Calif.-- Despite his Buffs suffering through a 3-10 season, Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson gave the fans in Boulder quite a bit to cheer for in 2011, highlighted by an 11-reception, 284-yard performance against Cal. A knee injury derailed him from having a total breakout year, but 2012 was shaping up to be the season that thrust Richardson squarely in the spotlight.