Roundup: UCLA LB Myles Jack out for season
Ugh – UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is out for the season with after suffering a “significant knee injury” in practice Tuesday. This comes one day after announcing that defensive back Fabian Moreau is out for the year.
Sonny Dykes made headlines Tuesday in his praise of Cal quarterback Jared Goff by taking a jab at Jameis Winston and saying that Goff “has never stolen crab legs.”
Joel Gunderson from Sports Illustrated’s “The Cauldron” writes about how Mark Helfrich has emerged from Chip Kelly’s shadow.
Kevin Gemmell writes that Washington quarterback Jake Browning can learn from Jared Goff’s career trajectory so far, as Goff also started as a true freshman and certainly had his fair share of bumps and bruises. The Dawgs host the Golden Bears on Saturday.
Some good news for the Arizona State backfield – Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic reports that running backs Kalen Ballage and Gump Hayes practiced Tuesday and both are expected to play against USC Saturday night.
As the Utes and Ducks get ready for a top-20 battle in Eugene, Matthew Piper details the rivalry and friendship between Utah wide Kenric Young and Oregon running back Tony Brooks-James. The two grew up together in Gainesville, Florida., and are known as the “Pac-12 boys” back home.
During Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference, Washington State football coach Mike Leach declined to enter the war-of-words battle between Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury (Leach’s first QB at Tech, proponent of throwing it 70 times a game) and Arkansas head honcho Bret Bielema (champion of punishing teams that throw it 70 times a game). The two have been going at it after the Red Raiders beat the Razorbacks last weekend.
I’m glad someone finally got to the bottom of this – Oregon State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin opened up about his love for Diet Coke to Chantel Jennings. It was reported a few weeks back that Baldwin drinks 16 to 18 Diet Cokes per day. He doesn’t drink water, Pepsi, coffee, or milk; just Diet Coke.
Despite the Colonels bringing a 20-game losing skid with them to Boulder, Colorado says it’s not taking Nicholls lightly. There are still players on the roster who were a part of the CU team that lost to FCS Sacramento State in 2012.
Wanna watch Will Ferrell beat a USC fan in the 40-yard dash? Click the link then. This happened after the Stanford-USC game Saturday night in the Coliseum.
Watch Kirk Herbstreit preview the UCLA-Arizona game. GameDay is comin’ to Tucson, y’all.
Stanford women’s volleyball beat Cal 3-1 to open up Pac-12 play Tuesday night in a match on the Pac-12 Networks. Next up for the Cardinal is No. 3 USC, which plays at No. 13 UCLA Wednesday night in the Pac-12 Networks Women’s Volleyball Match of the Week.
Watch the trailer for “The Drive” before its season premiere Wednesday night at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT. Oregon State and Utah are the featured schools.