Roundup: USC QB battle down to 2

Juan Ocampo


We have an update in one of the most intriguing quarterback competitions in the country this year, as Lane Kiffin has narrowed the USC quarterback derby down to two: Max Wittek and Cody Kessler.


Cal released a statement saying that Cal safety Avery Sebastian has movement in all of his extremities after suffering an injury during practice Monday. Additionally, the quarterback competition is down to Jared Goff and Zach Kline.


Cornerbacks have a reputation for being cocky and trash-talky, but Colorado’s Greg Henderson is doing things the right way. Here’s a defensive back with a very interesting background… Read on.


Speaking of CBs, Arizona’s defensive backs didn’t have the prettiest of 2012s, as the Wildcats finished last in the Pac in pass defense by giving up more than 290 yards per game through the air. But guys like Shaquille Richardson, Jonathan McKnight and Derrick Rainey are looking better in fall camp, so Arizona football is no longer in a corner.

Oregon State

Hey, what do you say we continue on with this cornerback theme? It takes us to Corvallis, where Steven Nelson and Sean Martin are battling for Jordan Poyer’s old spot in the lineup. But, since the Beavers will have three corners on the field many times, the Beavers are taking pressure off the cornerback competition.


Stanford football started fall camp yesterday, and has you covered with a plethora of quotes, notes and a video, even.



This much is true after the seventh day of Utah fall camp: Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott are leading Utah’s receiving corps, and the two hope to combine for 100 receptions in 2013 (they combined for 68 in 2012).


Getting married just days before fall camp started, Daryle Hawkins made a valuable catch. And he’s off to a great start in camp, too, making a lot of other good catches there.


Jim Mora addressed the scuffle that ended UCLA’s practice early on Monday evening, saying he’s a man who doesn’t like fights and wants to his players to keep their composure.


A huge 60-yard connection went down in Seattle Monday night, and this Keith Price-to-Kasen Williams bomb highlighted Monday night’s practice inside Husky Stadium. Sounds like it was quite the throw.

Arizona State

Let’s update you on a couple of overseas trips. First, it was no Jahii Carson, no problem, as Arizona State men’s basketball beat Tsinghua 104-70 on its tour of China. Carson is with the team in China but sat out the first game with an injury.

Washington State

Get ready for a lot of exclamation points in this upcoming link, because the Washington State women’s basketball team is really enjoying its time in Europe. The team most recently departed for Prague and is currently in the process of playing Hradec Kralove if you read this early enough in the morning.

Yesterday, Pac-12 Networks launched a “Compare” ad campaign to rally fans to drop DirecTV. That pretty much says it all. One more conference link: Five Pac-12 teams made the AVCA preseason top-25 poll, with Stanford (No. 3), USC (No. 4) and Washington (No. 5) all landing in the top five.

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