Roundup: Year-end awards for football
The Pac-12 football year-end awards have been handed out, and Mike Leach was named Pac-12 Co-Coach of the Year alongside Stanford’s David Shaw. Quarterback Luke Falk, receiver Gabe Marks and lineman Joe Dahl were named first team all-conference.
Along those lines, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.
Meanwhile, Washington safety Budda Baker and cornerback Sidney Jones were named first-team All-Pac-12. Jones led the Pac-12 with 13 passes defended and three forced fumbles.
Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for football.
Chris Johnson of Sports Illustrated believes that Stanford is in good shape to make the College Football Playoff after the latest rankings. The seventh-ranked Cardinal needs either Clemson or Alabama to lose to jump into the top four (and it also needs to beat USC in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, of course).
Jeff Faraudo reports that Cal football coach Sonny Dykes is interviewing for the Missouri opening. Neither Dykes nor AD Michael Williams were available for comment.
Pat Rooney of BuffZone.com believes that it’s bowl game or bust for Mike MacIntyre and Colorado in 2016, which will be Mac’s fourth season at CU.
No real surprise here – USC volleyball’s Samantha Bricio was named espnW National Player of the Year. In even less of a shocker, she was also named Pac-12 Player of the Year.
No bueno – Arizona basketball center Kaleb Tarczewski is out four to six weeks with a foot injury. He averaged 9.6 points and 7.2 boards in the Wildcats’ first five contests.
Matthew Piper prognosticates that Utah will likely end up in either the Holiday Bowl or Foster Farms Bowl.
The Oregon Duck took to Twitter to express his emotions on Scott Frost leaving to take the UCF head coaching job (Robby Kalland of CBS Sports). A lot of sadness for that quacker.
With Oregon State men’s hoops hosting LMU Wednesday night, Danny Moran of The Oregonian/OregonLive looks back at the 1989 Oregon State-LMU game that is the highest-scoring game in Gill Coliseum history (LMU won 117-113).
Happy 100th, Conference of Champions.
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