Roundup: How Cobbs willed Cal to a win over No. 1 Arizona

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It has been a few days now, but let’s relive the grand upset that was Saturday night one more time, as Jeff Faraudo details how Justin Cobbs helped will Cal’s upset of then-No. 1 Arizona. No wonder he was named Pac-12 Player of the Week.


With the news that Brandon Ashley is out for the season, Jeff Eisenberg writes that unproven players must step up for Arizona to still contend. Still plenty of talent on that Wildcat roster, proven or not.


Recruits will make their decisions official tomorrow on National Signing Day, but UCLA has already beaten USC in a key recruiting battle by keeping Adrian Klemm, UCLA’s offensive line coach who has been such a good recruiter that Sark (unsuccessfully) tried to pry him away from Mora.


Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? Sure you did. Former USC linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP in large part because of his pick-six, and FOX Sports has a story on Smith, the longest of long shots, becoming the Super Bowl MVP. In his senior year at USC, he was diagnosed with achalasia, a disease of the esophagus that affects one out of 100,000 people and makes it hard to eat. Obviously that hasn’t stopped him.


Seahawks-Broncos might have been a bore to you, but Stanford head man David Shaw experienced a “special” Super Bowl, getting a chance to go out to the game and sit next to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Washington State

One more thing from Super Bowl Sunday: A Washington State flag made it into the crowd behind ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage. Of course it did.


Great read from Andrew Greif of The Oregonian about how Joseph Young got out of his shooting slump last weekend – by getting to the gym and making 250 shots in 45 minutes (game speed) the day before each game. Dedication, baby.


Despite being in every contest, Utah men’s basketball has yet to win a road game this year. That said, Larry Krystkowiak vows that the Utes will keep moving forward heading into the second half of conference play.


Good news for Sefo Liufau and Jordan Gehrke with respect to potential arm fatigue: The Buffs have added a third quarterback for spring ball. The kid’s name is Trent Sessions, and the walk-on sophomore is a former high school QB from the San Diego area. He spent last season helping out in the equipment room.


After investigating things, the NCAA will not penalize Washington and former D-line coach Tosh Lupoi.

Arizona State

Entering the season as the No. 7 team in the country, expectations are high for Craig Nicholson and Arizona State softball. Nicholson takes over for Clint Myers, who left for Auburn in the offseason. The 2014 season starts this weekend.

Oregon State

We had some women’s gymnastics on the air last night, and after host Oregon State defeated Stanford, Oregon State's Brittany Harris talked about the Annual Pink Out Night that the Beavers had Monday. A solid 197.100 for the Beavs.

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