Roundup: Mike Leach and Donald Trump are good pals
Make sure you carve time out of your day to read this article from Stefanie Loh of The Seattle Times on the friendship between Mike Leach and Donald Trump. They’ve been chums for more than a decade now and Leach says the two talk on the phone from time to time.
Cal assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel resigned Thursday, Connor Letourneau reports. He had been on paid leave since March, when an investigation determined he sexually harassed a female reporter.
David Lombardi catches up with David Shaw to talk about Stanford’s offense ahead of Saturday’s spring game. The Cardinal figures to have the ground game covered with Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love, so being able to flick it through the air with a new QB will be the key for Stanford in 2016.
Steve Mims of The Register-Guard gives us a preview of Oregon baseball’s series with Cal. The Ducks are 10th in the Pac-12 at 2-4, while Cal is tied with Utah for first at 7-2.
In a spring practice earlier this week, Arizona State wide receiver Tim White worked with the defense, getting in some reps at cornerback during position drills (Doug Haller on the beat).
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports explains why he thinks Myles Jack might be a faster version of Ray Lewis. Not a bad name to be likened to.
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports cooks up this piece on Washington defensive back Budda Baker. The guy is a machine.
Kyle Goon devotes this article to Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky, heir apparent to Tom Hackett. They love their special teamers in the SLC.
Kevin Gemmell lets us know that USC football is projected to have the toughest schedule in 2016. The Trojans start with Alabama, and it doesn’t get a whole lot easier from there with Notre Dame, Utah State and the league slate.
Arizona head coach Sean Miller has received free undershirts after sweating through his shirt on national TV during the Wildcats’ NCAA tournament game against Wichita State this year.
Ted Miller features new Oregon State defensive coordinator Kevin Clune, who is tasked with trying to transform a defense that ranked last in the Pac-12 in yards per play allowed, pass-efficiency defense, sacks and forced turnovers.
Colorado co-offensive coordinator David Lindgren thinks the Buffs can have a high-scoring offense in 2016, reports Brian Howell. Apparently, the attack has started to click during spring practice.