Roundup: Steve Gleason documentary opens Friday
Peter King of Sports Illustrated gives us his review of the Steve Gleason documentary. He says it’s “as powerful a film as you’ll ever encounter.” This looks really, really good, and it opens in select theaters on Friday.
A-ha- Aaron Rodgers disclosed the true meaning of Peyton Manning’s “Omaha” call – it’s a timing mechanism for the offense. Thanks to Bill Simmons for getting that out of Rodgers, and thanks to John Breech of CBS Sports for the link.
Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports explains (with the help of ESPN’s Royce Young) why Russell Westbrook is upset with Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City. The former Bruin is the face of the Thunder… for now.
The Oregonian/OregonLive.com already takes a look at the Beavers' 2017 recruiting class...so far. Oregon State already has 13 commitments.
Arizona State coaches are hoping to turn Tempe into an Olympic training hub. Watch this Cronkite Sports Bureau video piece to get more insight from ASU swimming coach Bob Bowman, diving coach Mark Bradshaw and wrestling coach Zeke Jones.
You probably wouldn’t think this, but Stanford football coach David Shaw is inspired by Chip Kelly, the former Oregon head coach and current 49ers head honcho.
Sweet – Oregon football is already previewing its uniforms for the upcoming season, and Chantel Jennings has more deets.
Bruce Pascoe believes that former Arizona basketball players Stanley Johnson and Aaron Gordon are on the cusp of becoming stars in the NBA.
Colorado football is hoping its veterans can pressure opposing quarterbacks, writes Brian Howell. Senior Jimmie Gilbert and junior Derek McCartney paced the Buffs in sacks last year, but as a team, the Buffs’ 28 sacks ranked near the Pac-12 cellar.
Jay Yeomans of the Deseret News ranks Utah receiver Steve Odom as the 38th best Division I college football player from the state of Utah. Odom played for the Utes from 1971-73 and was also an All-American on special teams as a returner.
Adam Jude takes a look at the Washington running backs in his fall camp position preview. Shall be interesting to see what Myles Gaskin can do his sophomore year after breaking onto the scene as a frosh in 2015.
Check out the latest Conquest Chronicles podcast (called Traveler Hates Thursdays). The Washington Huskies are discussed with UW Dawg Pound, another SB Nation blog.