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Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez says the new defensive scheme makes this the most important August since he arrived in Tucson.

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez was once against the College Football Playoff, but he says he sees the value now. He also thinks expansion to six or eight teams is both inevitable and smart. "I could see a lot of circumstances where the Pac-12 champion has two losses. If we win the Pac-12, we have two losses and we miss the Playoff, I'll be a little pissed off. But not really, because we want to win the league. And that's where expansion to six or eight teams makes sense."

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington coach Chris Petersen discusses how Marcel Yates -- who coached with Petersen at Boise State -- will impact Arizona, where he was hired as DC in January.

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12dSarah Scrivens

Pac-12 places nine on Doak Walker watch list

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and Oregon's Royce Freeman are among nine running backs from the Pac-12 to make the Doak Walker Award watch list.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona receiver Nate Phillips doesn't expect the looming quarterback competition between Brandon Dawkins and Anu Solomon to have a negative impact on the team's camaraderie. "Brandon and Anu are the best of friends so if it's a competition between them two ... you would never know they're in competition with each other," Phillips said. "It doesn't divide the locker room at all."

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Arizona's Rich Rodriguez said the Wildcats "were in a rut" on defense and needed an overhaul after giving up 30 or more points in nine of their last 10 games in 2015. He said new coordinator Marcel Yates brings a new attitude that he's already seen pay dividends on the practice field.

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Arizona must improve defense

When Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez takes the podium at Pac-12 media days, he'll likely have to address his defense and the coaching changes on that side of the ball. Full schedule

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is always one of the most entertaining draws of Pac-12 media days, and this year he's excited about the prospect of coaching a healthier team -- the Wildcats were decimated by injuries last season. Rodriguez has also completely overhauled his team's defensive coaching staff.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford was tabbed by the media as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 for the first time in 56 years. Here are the vote totals: North 1. Stanford (24) 186 2. UW (8) 163 3. Oregon (1) 132 4. WSU 112 5. Cal 67 6. Oregon St 33 South 1. UCLA (19) 180 2. USC (12) 173 3. Utah (2) 127 4. Arizona 87 5. Arizona St 85 6. Colorado 63

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14dKyle Bonagura

Media day questions for the Pac-12 South

With Pac-12 Media Days starting Thursday, here are two questions facing each Pac-12 South coach, one that he will hear and one he should hear.

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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Joseph Lewis is the nation's No. 15 overall prospect and No. 2 wide receiver. Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and USC remain firmly in the mix for his commitment. At The Opening, Tom Luginbill discussed what makes Lewis such a coveted prospect.

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The Pac-12's most critical position battles

Josh Rosen and Christian McCaffrey are all set at UCLA and Stanford, respectively. But the Pac-12 is loaded with contested positions, including five quarterback battles to watch this August.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

There are 22 Pac-12 players on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which was released today. By position: Quarterback (5): Jake Browning, Washington; Luke Falk, Washington State; Josh Rosen, UCLA; Anu Solomon, Arizona; Davis Webb, Cal Running back (5): Royce Freeman, Oregon; Myles Gaskin, Washington; Ronald Jones II, USC; Christian McCaffrey, Stanford; Demario Richard, Arizona State Receiver (2): Gabe Marks, Washington State; JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC Defensive line (4): Kylie Fitts, Utah; Lowell Lotulelei, Utah; Solomon Thomas, Stanford; Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA Linebacker (1): Salamo Fiso, Arizona State; Defensive back (5): Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado; Budda Baker, Washington; Adoree' Jackson, USC; Sidney Jones, Washington; Paul Magloire, Arizona

Team Stats

Passing Yards268.332nd
Rushing Yards226.018th
Points For36.8Tied-21st
Points Against35.7106th

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