Roundup: QB news around the Pac-12
USC football coach Clay Helton will name a starting quarterback on Aug. 20, Kyle Bonagura reports. Zach Helfand dives into all of the on-field questions heading into USC fall camp. So far, no off-field distractions, which has been an issue the last few years (Josh Shaw, Sark, etc.).
In other quarterback news, Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is in no rush to name a starting quarterback, according to the Arizona Daily Star’s Michael Lev. It’s the incumbent Anu Solomon going up against the challenger Brandon Dawkins.
Doug Haller features Arizona State quarterback Brady White, who is competing for the starting gig. The former four-star recruit is the highest-rated QB to sign with ASU in the internet recruiting-service era, Haller notes.
Utah football is trying to boost its passing game in fall camp, notes Kyle Goon. They’ve had some very solid running backs in recent years in Juan Blanco Cuatro and Devontae Booker, but the aerial attack has been lacking at times.
Stefanie Loh of The Seattle Times features Washington State defensive end Hercules Mata’afa. Cute story about how Sophie Mata’afa named her son Hercules.
Colorado football is opening camp with a positive attitude, writes Brian Howell. The Buffs began camp Thursday as Mike MacIntyre enters his fourth season in Boulder.
Jesse Sowa of the Corvallis Gazette-Times lets us know that Oregon State football is hoping to improve offensively in Gary Andersen’s second year at the helm. The Beavs finished last in the Pac-12 in scoring and total offense in 2015.
Kevin Gemmell discusses three key questions heading into Cal football fall camp. Now that we know Davis Webb will be the starter, who will he throw to?
John Canzano of The Oregonian/OregonLive gives us his bald-faced truth on why Oregon is ranked 22nd in the preseason coaches poll instead of being considered a serious contender.
Gemmell also talks about the potential College Football Playoff implications in the Stanford-Notre Dame game, as he selects South Bend as his Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip spot for the Week 7 Cardinal-Irish showdown.
A day or so after it was reported that he reached an agreement to stay with the Thunder, Russell Westbrook won the NBPA award for best dressed. You tell me which is more the more important news nugget.
Incoming frosh Markelle Fultz scored 18 points to lead Washington men’s basketball to a win in the second game of their Australian exhibition tour, an 84-59 triumph over the Frankston Blues. Christian Caple of The News Tribune has more details for ya.