Arizona football's #TeamKaDeem Heisman campaign is rolling, while Oregon's Marcus Mariota earned the Bruins' respect by asking the refs not to throw a flag last Saturday.
Pac-12 action gets started early this week with Arizona State and Washington State showcasing their unique offenses on ESPN Thursday night. During Tuesday's Pac-12 coaches teleconference call, Cougars coach Mike Leach discussed which metrics he pays attention to and which are simply fodder for over-analyzing; and Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham discussed what makes running back Marion Grice so skilled at finding the end zone.
There’s a reason why the Pac-12 is known as “the Conference of Champions,” and that moniker couldn’t be more true for cross country. For years, the schools that make up the conference have been the same freakishly fast bunch to earn podium spots at the NCAA championships. (Check out the men's and women's histories for proof.)
Arizona State football is all business at halftime, UW will be without Kasen Williams for the rest of the year and the Beavers have little time to rebound with a short week against USC.
ESPN's College GameDay visited us on the West Coast this week as the Pac-12 featured two top-25 football matchups. But we're not all about football these days, are we? Off the gridiron the World Series features a few alumni, some folks hit the pool (love fall in SoCal), and we saw a touch of Halloween spirit. The week:
Washington football fans honored the late Don James Saturday night at Husky Stadium before and during the game against California.
USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor's somersault into the end zone on Saturday vs. Utah was as impressive as his catch.