Lane Kiffin might not have made many friends in the media last year, nor with his recent announcement that USC football practices will be closed during the season, but this post from The Ripsit Blog about the power of the Trojan family is pretty heartwarming stuff about how Kiffin played a large role in giving moral support to a young girl who was about to undergo brain surgery.
Hey, those Provo Cougars might have a pretty hard football slate for 2013, but Mike Sorensen of the Deseret News writes that the Ute schedule surpasses BYU's toughest ever slate. No longer do Whittingham & Co.
2013 Pac-12 Football Media Day was Friday on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott shot from the hip at the NCAA and DirecTV, calling for NCAA reform and Pac-12 fans with DirecTV to get a new service provider.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Elliott Bosch has come a long way in the Palouse. Joining the Cougs as a preferred walk-on in 2009, the now-redshirt senior offensive lineman started all 12 games at center in 2012, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention accolades in the process. As long as the road has been for the Spokane native, Bosch's family ties with Washington State started well before he was alive.
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.
[Related video: Watch Washington State's full session at the Media Day podium]
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.”