Roundup: Ryan Burns named Stanford's starting QB

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Ryan Burns was named Stanford’s starting quarterback for the season opener against Kansas State, David Shaw announced Wednesday. Burns beat out Keller Chryst, whom Shaw says will also play against the Wildcats Sept. 2.


Mason Kelley chronicles how the defensive backs' drive is a "coach's dream" for Washington. DB coach Jimmy Lake is thrilled some of the Huskies are asking for more time on the practice field.

Oregon State

According to multiple reports and noted here by Gina Mizell, former Oregon State defensive back Cyril Noland-Lewis has transferred to Louisiana Tech. Noland-Lewis, who left the team last week, is from Ruston, Louisiana, where Louisiana Tech is located. As an Oregon State graduate, he can play right away this season.


Chantel Jennings updates us on the Oregon quarterback situation. Apparently the Ducks are close to naming a starting QB (the team will announce a starting quarterback after a staff meeting following Thursday’s scrimmage, according to Jennings), and the battle for No. 2 is picking up.


Nice touch, Longhorns – the Texas football team sent letters of condolence to Arizona for Zach Hemmila, who died in his sleep earlier this month.


Vince Vaughn attended UCLA football practice Wednesday and spoke to the team. Kyle Bonagura documents it for us in this link, which includes video of Vaughn’s speech to the Bruins.


Another Bonagura link – here’s a 2016 USC football season preview. He has the Trojans winning the South at 9-3 and losing to Stanford in the Pac-12 title game again.

Washington State

Late last night, Jacob Thorpe gave us an updated and extended report on Washington State safety Shalom Luani’s arrest early Wednesday morning for second degree felony assault, as he broke a man’s nose for waiting two hours for a pizza at Domino’s.


USA Water Polo Hall of Famer Rich Corso is stepping down as the Cal women’s water polo coach, effective Sept. 1. A national search will begin immediately.


Brian Howell informs that Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau likes the progress of the offense so far. Liufau also says this has been his best camp since 2013.


Kyle Goon provides us with a 2016 Utah volleyball season primer. It’s all about getting some help for Adora Anae so her arm doesn’t fall off from taking too many swings.

Arizona State

James Harden’s first signature shoe from Adidas has been getting bashed on social media, notes Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” section. People have been bagging on these shoes like crazy, and this link gives you a sample of the wisecracks.

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