At least three Pac-12 quarterbacks appear as shoo-ins to reach the 3,000-yard plateau. Who will join them? A team-by-team look.
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You'd think 33 wins over three seasons would make a coach untouchable. Not so at Oregon, where Mark Helfrich is on less stable ground than his peers.
The Pac-12 had six receivers reach 1,000 yards last season. How many can we expect to hit quadruple figures this year?
The Week 1 slate is a veritable smorgasbord, with bluebloods in Texas and football in Sydney. Here's the most pressing storyline for each Pac-12 team.
Which Pac-12 schools are likely to feature a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016? Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington are among the strong bets.
It's a West Coast conundrum: If a player turns in the most outstanding season in the nation, but his games are played while much of the country is sleeping, can he win the Heisman Trophy?
Visits to Oklahoma, Arizona and Nebraska are in the works for ESPN 300 receiver and USC could be a possibility.
Likely the most intriguing game nationally in Week 1, USC will face defending national champion Alabama in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3.
Running back Nick Wilson was Arizona's 2015 stumble in a nutshell, a driver of previous success laid low by injury. The Wildcats need him in 2016.
USC is an early 10-point underdog to Alabama and the Apple Cup is a pick'em in some early Pac-12 odds.
Arizona State and USC appear especially well-stocked at running back among Pac-12 South teams.
Arizona's Rich Rodriguez talks about offense, defense and watching other college coaches "suffer for three hours on the sidelines."
Utah's defensive line is the toast of the Pac-12 South, with the other five teams having some intriguing pieces but a host of question marks.
There doesn't appear to be a "great" O-line in the division heading into 2016, but Arizona and USC are expected to benefit from solid play up front.
Is a Pac-16 possible?
In the spirit of conference expansion chatter, our Ryan McGee has an idea. He shook up the Pac-12, added four teams and juggled divisions to help create a more balanced CFB map. Which teams are in the new North and the new South? Flipping the field
Checking out how UCLA, USC, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State rank with their defensive backs.
This week's Pac-12 mailbag considers possible expansion, the state of the California Golden Bears and how the conference fared in the NFL draft.
Arizona State and UCLA have talent and experience, while some other teams are in a moment of transition.
Arizona has thin nonconference slate
The Wildcats will entertain Grambling State and Hawaii on campus after opening with a short bus ride to the NFL Cardinals' stadium to face BYU. That should help with a tough opening stretch to Pac-12 play. 10 easiest nonconference skeds (Insider)
Baylor has one of the nation's weakest nonconference schedules in 2016, according to ESPN Stats & Info. But four Big Ten teams ended up dominating the list of 10 softest Septembers.
USC is ahead of the pack when it comes to pass-catchers, but there is depth across the division.
Stanford and Washington are in the best shape of any conference teams, but most of the others are off to slow starts.
Anu Solomon is written in as the Wildcats' starting quarterback, but it's in pencil because of injury questions and the rising play of Brandon Dawkins.
The Pac-12 didn't see the draft results it had anticipated, which should add to what is expected to be a downcast mood at the league's meetings.
Highlights: Scooby Wright III
The Browns added an uber-productive linebacker in Round 7, taking the former Arizona Wildcat. Check out some of Wright's best highlights.
Arizona @ BYU Cougars
University of Phoenix Stadium - Fri 9/2