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.
After the 2011 season, Stanford lost head coach Jim Harbaugh. The following season the squad saw the departure of Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck. Now, the Cardinal must defend their Pac-12 title and look to return to the Rose Bowl without tailback Stepfan Taylor, the program's all-time leader in rushing yards.
Head coach David Shaw is not in the least bit concerned.
“The foundation of the team is the team,” he said Friday at Pac-12 Football Media Day at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Five new Pac-12 Networks original programs were highlighted Friday by Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans at Pac-12 Football Media Day hosted at Sony Pictures Studios.
Pac-12 Networks digs deep into the film archives for a new series featuring hours of never-before-seen footage of Pac-12 (or Pac-8/Pac-10) athletes and coaches. The series includes season reviews ranging from 1952 to 1982 in addition to school-specific season recaps. The series made its debut July 15 and runs through Aug. 7.