Roundup: Chip Kelly could decide between UCLA and Florida
George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports reports that Chip Kelly is mulling over offers from UCLA and Florida to become the next head coach at one of those schools. Schroeder notes that he would be interested in Arizona State if Todd Graham is fired, while ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reports that UCLA and Florida are the only schools he will consider.
USC remained at No. 11 in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, while Washington State moved up to 13th, Washington to 17th and Stanford to 21st. The 35-point loss to Notre Dame is sticking out like a sore thumb, but find me four teams in the country that could have gone 11-1 or 12-0 against USC’s schedule.
Matt Brown of SB Nation lets us know that at this moment, Oregon has the No. 1 recruiting classes in both football and men’s basketball. The Ducks’ football class is ranked first on Scout and the basketball recruiting class the top one on 247Sports.
So Mike Leach was asked for wedding advice, and that’s all I need to type; you already know this will be worth your time (SB Nation).
Adam Jude of The Seattle Times notes that Washington can ruin Washington State’s shot at winning the Pac-12 title by defeating the Cougars in the Apple Cup. Even though the Dawgs can’t repeat, QB Jake Browning says the guys are still fired up for the rivalry game.
While it may not be a rivalry (yet), there is a lot on the line for Saturday’s Colorado-Utah game, writes Brian Howell. The victor gets that needed sixth win for bowl eligibility, while the loser misses out on the extra practices, free swag and a trip to wherever the bowl game would be.
Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune believes that Utah getting rid of Kyle Whittingham would be a very bad idea. Not that it’s on the minds of the Utah brass at all; just some fans have been thinking about it.
John Canzano gives us 121 things to know about the Civil War game between Oregon and Oregon State. It’ll be the 121st Civil War meeting, hence the 121 things to know.
Click on this link form ArizonaSports.com to get Arizona State football coach Todd Graham’s thoughts on the Territorial Cup.
Rusty Simmons spends this article discussing Cal football’s task of stopping UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in the regular-season finale. 'Twon’t be an easy feat.
Here are some pictures and words from Bruce Pascoe on Arizona men’s basketball visiting a school in Nassau, Bahamas, before opening up Battle 4 Atlantis play against NC State on Wednesday.
Stanford women’s volleyball has its Senior Night Wednesday against Utah at 6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks (I hear they’re going to have a baller public address announcer at Maples Pavilion tonight), so take some time to read this great story written by senior opposite Merete Lutz on GoStanford.com, as she talks about her height (she’s 6-8, and yes, she gets asked that question all the time) and her time on The Farm. I think there’s a “Zombieland” spoiler in here, so if that’s on your to-watch list, maybe bookmark this link for another time.
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