Roundup: Sean Miller makes a statement on investigation
Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller released a statement Tuesday regarding the FBI investigation that includes the arrest of Emanuel “Book” Richardson. “I was devastated to learn last week of the allegations made against Emanuel Richardson. I have expressed to both Dr. Robbins and our Athletic Director Dave Heeke that I fully support the University’s efforts to fully investigate these allegations,” Miller said in part.
The Pac-12 fined Washington State $25,000 for fans rushing the field after the Cougars’ 30-27 win against USC Friday night, reports Kyle Bonagura.
USC defensive lineman Liam Jimmons has been punished internally by the team after pushing down a Washington State fan on the field (Yahoo Sports). The Spokesman-Review is reporting that Washington State University police is still investigating the incident.
Colorado football assistant coach Darrin Chiaverini lost two family friends in the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured, reports Brian Howell.
Oregon State running back Ryan Nall was in a walking boot at practice on Tuesday after spraining his left ankle in the loss to Washington. OSU running backs coach Telly Lockette said he hopes Nall, the team’s leading rusher, will be able to play against USC Saturday afternoon.
Cal’s Shinya Kadono was named Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after scoring goals against both UCLA and San Diego State over the weekend.
Sweet- the Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will practice Wednesday and Friday this week. Unfortunately, there is still no timetable for his return.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times highlights UCLA linebacker Kenny Young, who made a team-high 12 tackles (one TFL) in the Bruins’ 27-23 win over Colorado.
A spotless 14-for-14 on field goal attempts and PATs alike, Utah kicker Matt Gay is “pursuing perfection,” writes Dirk Facer of the Deseret News. The 23-year-old Gay is playing football for the first time since his senior year in high school. He spent two years on a Mormon mission to Houston and a couple of years with the Utah Valley University soccer team before walking onto the Utah football team in the preseason.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports looks at the obstacles Chip Kelly faces in getting back into coaching, if he so chooses. The former Oregon head coach is currently working as a college football analyst for ESPN.
Here’s a snippet of what you can see on Arizona State football’s episode of “The Drive,” which will air Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network.
Todd Milles of The News Tribune features Washington football assistant coach Bob Gregory, a guy who was once considered a hot head coaching candidate but prefers to follow the lead of a guy like Chris Petersen.