Roundup: Cal names its starting QB



Here’s one quarterback competition settled for now: Jared Goff has been named Cal’s starting quarterback. The true freshman from Novato, Calif., beat out Zach Kline and Austin Hinder for the gig.


Here’s one quarterback competition not settled for now: There’s talk that the Wildcats could use two or three quarterbacks in early-season games before making an official decision. Also, in speaking with reporters for the first time in months, Ka’Deem Carey talked about his bad offseason events as he tries to put the past behind him and put together another stellar season on the field.


Here’s another quarterback competition not settled for now: After an impressive Friday scrimmage, Cody Kessler got a key opportunity Sunday night in practice when he got the majority of the first-team snaps. Max Wittek, however, is still in the race.

Just like the coaches’ poll, five Pac-12 teams are ranked in the AP preseason top 25: No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Stanford, No. 21 UCLA, No. 24 USC and No. 25 Oregon State. Exact same rankings for each Pac-12 school in both polls, too.


That high ranking looks pretty spiffy, but Oregon’s No. 3 ranking in the AP poll “doesn’t matter” to the Ducks themselves.


In case you missed the Washington Football Training Camp show last night on the Networks, here’s a clip of Steve Sarkisian talking about the state of the Huskies. You get a look inside the renovated Husky Stadium, so that’s a plus.

Oregon State

First a water balloon fight, and now a Slip ’n Slide contest. For real, is there any college football program having more fun than Oregon State?


It’s time for another installment of the always funny best-case worst-case series with UCLA. A lot of references to The Matrix here… and another worst-case scenario ending with a coach being hired by the Dallas Cowboys.

Arizona State

The Forks are done playing in China, and Jahii Carson dropped 24 in 24 minutes as ASU concluded its China tour with a 99-77 win over Fujian SBS in Nanning.


He didn’t start playing football until his junior year in high school, and now Colorado’s Chidera Uzo-Diribe is looking ahead to a future he never thought possible. The senior is one of the top defensive linemen in the Pac-12 and is looking to potentially play in the NFL after this year. He wouldn’t be the first NFL player in his family, as his cousin Osi Umenyiora plays for the Dirty Birds.


While they do have Kenneth Scott and Dres Anderson, the Utes are still searching for receivers, looking for that reliable third option.

Washington State

This guy Christian Caple doesn’t stop writing, so I have no reason to doubt him when he says that it looks like the Washington State defensive line can carry its weight.


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