Roundup: Washington LT Trey Adams likely out for season
Tough news to take for the Dawgs – Washington left tackle Trey Adams had surgery on Wednesday that will likely keep him out for the entire season, Adam Jude reports. Adams, who was projected by some to be a potential top-15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, missed the Auburn game because of a back injury.
Nick Daschel lets us know that Conor Blount will start at quarterback for Oregon State if Jake Luton is unavailable. Luton was injured on the first offensive series against Ohio State on Saturday and has been in concussion protocol this week.
Jon Wilner looks at some trends from the five games USC and Stanford have played against each other in September since 2012. A sampling of the nuggets Wilner pulls out – each team has won the game but not its division, each team has lost the game but won its division and the team that has won the rushing battle has won the game every time.
Molly Knight of ESPN spends a day with Stanford running back Bryce Love (a Monday morning in July, she notes), and let me tell you, I got exhausted just reading this.
Jeff Metcalfe lets us know that Arizona State might not have starting right guard Steve Miller available against Michigan State on Saturday. Miller missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and Herm Edwards described his absence as a “personal matter.”
You can bet your bottom dollar that former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney is pumped for the Nebraska game on Saturday, Brian Howell notes. Check out this absolute gem of a quote from the Buffs legend – “I’d rather be dead than red.”
Utah fans, Kurt Kragthorpe wants you to know that “Northern Illinois defensive end Sutton Smith is the best college player you’ve never heard of.” The Salt Lake Tribune reporter notes that Athlon Sports ranked Smith as the third-best player among Group of Five schools.
This article from Cougfan.com details the ways Washington State football will honor Tyler Hilinski at Saturday’s home opener against San Jose State and throughout the season.
Michael Lev is of the opinion that Arizona must use Khalil Tate as a runner. Tate ran the ball just eight times for 14 yards in the Wildcats’ season-opening 28-23 loss to BYU Saturday night.
Dan Greenspan of the Associated Press writes that UCLA’s defense can’t afford to have lapses against Oklahoma and its quarterback, Kyler Murray. The Sooners dropped 63 on Florida Atlantic last weekend (with four touchdowns coming on plays of at least 41 yards), while the Bruins were mostly good defensively against Cincinnati save for the second quarter, when the Bearcats rolled up 17 points and 159 yards in the eventual 26-17 mood-ruining of an era opener for Chip Kelly.
The L.A. Clippers matched the New Orleans Pelicans’ offer sheet for Tyrone Wallace, meaning the former Golden Bear will be back with the Clips for another two seasons (NBA.com on the link, Yahoo Sports on the contract being for two years). Wallace was great for the Clippers’ G League affiliate last season before getting called up to L.A. (and they are officially the L.A. Clippers, not the Los Angeles Clippers), averaging 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 30 games on his two-way contract.
This Pac-12 Network video gives us a glammed out look at Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert joining Marcus Mariota as the fastest to reach 4,000 passing yards in Oregon history.
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