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|Keeping All-America cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on campus for his senior season is one reason why Oregon is ranked No. 3 in Mark Schlabach's latest offseason poll.|
The Ducks promoted longtime assistant Don Pellum to replace retiring defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti and also hired Philadelphia Eagles assistant Erik Chinander as their outside linebackers coach. The Ducks' best recruiting jobs might have been persuading quarterback Marcus Mariota (a draft-eligible sophomore), All-America cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and center Hroniss Grasu to come back for another season.
... with quarterback Brett Hundley returning for his junior season, along with seven other starters on both offense and defense, UCLA looks like the team to beat in the Pac-12 South this coming season.
Stanford coach David Shaw continues to follow the same blueprint that helped him guide the Cardinal to back-to-back BCS bowl games, loading up on blue-chip linemen in another top-15 recruiting class.
It didn't take long for Steve Sarkisian to make his mark on the recruiting trail, as the Trojans did much better than expected on national signing day under their new coach. The Trojans signed two of the country's most explosive athletes -- No. 3 cornerback Adoree' Jackson and No. 3 athlete Juju Smith -- who are fast enough to play on both sides of the ball.
Given his late start in recruiting, new Huskies coach Chris Petersen managed to put together a decent recruiting class. The Huskies had only eight commitments when Petersen was hired from Boise State to replace Sarkisian, but they finished with a class of 24 signees that was ranked in the middle of the pack in the Pac-12