Roundup: Blind long snapper practices with USC

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John McGillen


Well this is pretty sweet – Bruce Feldman reports that blind long snapper Jake Olson will join USC as a player. USC told FOX Sports that Olson will likely practice Tuesday. The issue was that USC needed a waiver for Olson to join the team because he accepted a scholarship to attend USC that is given to athletes with physical challenges. This meant he’d count as one of the 85 scholarship roster spots and USC was already at its 25-man limit of initial scholarship counters for 2015.

Arizona State

In case you haven't been keeping up, Arizona State women's volleyball is off its best start since 1992. The Sun Devils are currently 8-0 and ranked No. 10 in the country. Also, according to several media reports, former Arizona State athletic Steve Patterson has been fired as Texas AD after just two 22 months on the job.


Promising news in Salt Lake City, as Utah football freshman Marcel Brooks-Brown was released from the hospital Monday after being shot at a party Saturday night. Sophomore Lo Falemaka, who was also shot, is expected to be released in about a week.


BYU offensive lineman Ului Lapuaho will play against UCLA Saturday night despite punching a Boise State player below the belt last Saturday night during the Cougars’ 35-24 win over the Broncos.


Ted Miller wants to clear the air on something – Oregon’s mascot is named “The Duck,” not “Puddles.” Puddles was an actual live duck that Oregon students “paraded around” last century, according to anonymous Oregon athletic department sources who spoke with Uncle Ted.  Of course, Oregon fans should have already known that…


Now this looks tight – Colorado will wear all-white uniforms against Colorado State Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Shootout. Better than Oregon’s all-whites from the Michigan State game?


David Lombardi discusses the chemistry building between Cal quarterback Jared Goff and the wide receivers. Goff loves to spread the pigskin around – eight Bears caught at least 20 passes in 2014.

Oregon State

Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen spoke about his takeaways from the Michigan loss at Monday’s press conference, and Gina Mizell was there to jot down his musings.


Stanford football is looking for improvements before playing USC, notes Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle. Huge early conference game for both sides.


Arizona Daily Star reporters Ryan Finley and Zack Rosenblatt discuss the injuries that are slowing down Arizona football as linebacker Scooby Wright tries to get back on the field.


Washington coach Chris Petersen wants to see more consistency out of freshman running back Myles Gaskin, who rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the 49-0 blowout of Sacramento State.

Washington State

We’re less than three months away from the Pac-12’s 100th birthday (make sure to send a birthday card in the mail to Larry Scott on Dec. 2), so here’s a Centennial Moment of Washington State beating Brown in the 1916 Rose Bowl, earning the Pac-12 its first Rose Bowl victory.

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