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Roundup: Midseason All-Americans live here

Oct 16, 2013
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Let’s take a look at some midseason college football All-America teams, shall we? Here’s CBS Sports’ Midseason College Football All-America Team, which features Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Bishop Sankey (Washington), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State), Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), David Yankey (Stanford), Leonard Williams (USC), Anthony Barr (UCLA), Ty Montgomery (Stanford) and Bralon Addison (Oregon) on the first team (and Hroniss Grasu of Oregon, Trent Murphy of Stanford, Will Sutton of Arizona State, Ed Reynolds of Stanford, Deone Bucannon of Washington State, and Andy Phillips of Utah on the second team). Also, here’s ESPN’s, which includes Super Mariota, Sankey, Cooks, Yankey, Grasu, Barr and Phillips. Muchos nombres.


Want some more midseason awards? Gene Wojciechowski says UCLA’s Jim Mora was the first-half coach of the year and Oregon was the best team of the first half of the season.


One of the big questions at this point in the year is who would your quarterback be -- Marcus Mariota or Johnny Manziel? Right now, Mariota leads the HeismanPundit Straw Poll.


One school’s loss is everybody else’s gain, because Pac-12 races have heated up with Stanford’s loss to Utah. The loss has put Stanford in a must-win situation against UCLA this weekend. Should be quite the game on The Farm.


Hey did you see Will Ferrell dress up as Tommy Trojan Monday night? Here’s the proof if you didn’t. Big non-conference tilt for the Men of Troy this weekend in South Bend, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly made it clear USC is a rivalry game for the Irish. The feeling is mutual, because the folks at Conquest Chronicles say rivalry week has arrived.


Sefo Liufau will make his starting debut against Charleston Southern on Saturday, and here are some quotes and notes from and on the quarterback from his first press conference at CU. And, if you’re curious, Sefo pronounces his last name as such: LEW-FOW.


Bubble screens seem simple enough, right? Not so fast, says Kyle Whittingham; Travis Wilson is making difficult plays look easy. The Ute head coach also likened his decision making to Alex Smith, so big praise for the big QB in SLC. Also, a 6-5 point guard and 5-10 shooting guard? Yeah, the Utes are looking at an unconventional backcourt with the bigger Delon Wright and smaller Brandon Taylor.

Oregon State

Check out Mike Riley’s interesting offer via Twitter -- tweet out your highlight video to #GoBeavs and the Oregon State recruiting department might evaluate it. Perhaps they are doing this because Riley is “really worried” about the depth at tight end with all the injuries.

Arizona State

Here’s an update on the Sun Devil Stadium renovation, courtesy of the folks at the Arizona Republic. Sounds like the renovation will be complete and ready for Fork use in 2016.

Washington State

And now for a little friendly banter between Washington State AD Bill Moos and former Husky Hope Solo of USA Soccer fame: Solo called the Cougars Washington’s little brother, and Moos responded by saying he doesn’t want to be Solo’s little brother.


Would you like to know a football truth? The Arizona Wildcats could use a Bruschi mentality. Former 'Cat and Pat Tedy Bruschi will be honored at halftime of the Utah game this weekend to celebrate his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame this December in New York City.


Getting blown out is never fun, but Cal is encouraged despite the 27-point loss to UCLA. The Golden Bears felt an attitude change (more mental toughness) midway through the game against the Bruins.


On his Pac-12 weekly teleconference call, Steve Sarkisian said the Huskies need to be fresh for Arizona State, among other tidbits.