Roundup: Chip Kelly named head coach of 49ers
Not out of a job for long, Chip Kelly was named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Thursday morning. The former Oregon head coach led the Eagles to back-to-back 10-win seasons before slipping in 2015.
Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times has the game recap of USC soundly beating UCLA 89-75 in men’s basketball action Wednesday night in Pauley. The Trojans, which had lost six straight to the Bruins, are now 15-3 overall and 4-1 in Pac-12 play. Chimezie Metu, ladies and gents.
Former UCLA guard and two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis is planning to sign into the D-League and attempt an NBA comeback, according to reports (Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports on the link; I believe it was Chris Reichert of Upside and Motor who had the first tweet).
Stanford is in first in the final fall Director’s Cup standings, as its 479.50 points far exceed second-place Syracuse’s 347.50. UCLA is in fifth.
Colorado men’s basketball pulled away late from Oregon State, toppling the Beavers 71-54 Wednesday night in Boulder. Pat Rooney of BuffZone.com has the story.
CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein observes that Washington men’s basketball has a tough stretch coming up. The only undefeated team in conference play has to go on the road to face the Arizona schools.
As Arizona readies to host Washington Thursday night (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, FOX Sports 1), Bruce Pascoe lays out three issues that are hindering Arizona on the defensive end.
Doug Haller takes a look at what Arizona State men’s basketball needs to do to get its first conference victory. The Sun Devils host Washington State Thursday night (5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Networks).
Cal women’s basketball has a big road trip to the Oregon schools this weekend, and Michelle Smith writes that Kristine Anigwe is preparing to face formidable post players in Jillian Alleyne of Oregon and Ruth Hamblin of Oregon State. Anigwe is second in the nation among freshmen in scoring at 21.9 points per game.
Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated disagrees with Larry Krystkowiak’s decision to cancel Utah’s 2016 game with BYU in this "Twitterbag" link.
Chantel Jennings discusses how former Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake is putting together his staff at BYU as first-year head honcho in Provo.
Athlon Sports lists Washington State as one of 10 college football programs on the rise. Washington also makes the cut.