We're looking at every week in the Pac-12 and picking the can't-miss game. First up, USC's showcase against defending national champion Alabama.
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QB Darell Garretson, a Utah State transfer, will have a former teammate to lean on in Chuckie Keeton, who joined Oregon State's staff in the spring.
Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.
Beavers coach Gary Andersen is used to breaking down film with an honest, unbiased eye. So he didn't hold back when evaluating his own technique.
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and USC's Adoree' Jackson headline the list of 43 athletes in the running for the Paul Hornung Award.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
A decent amount of attention for Oregon State's Nick Porebski, who is a rare breed: a punter at media day. The Australian says he has no idea about anything that goes on offensively or defensively.
The Pac-12's media days will take place Thursday and Friday in Los Angeles. Here's who will be representing each team and what to expect.
Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer
Gary Andersen is on the hot seat, filming college football preview content. Said Christian McCaffrey was the best high school player he has ever seen. "Probably going to get 150,000 texts about that one."
Can Huskies live up to expectations?
Washington will arrive at Pac-12 media days on Friday in an unfamiliar position. ESPN's Football Power Index heavily favors the Huskies to win the Pac-12 North.
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
The Pac-12 should again be a wild, fun ride, with traditional powers (Oregon, USC) lurking and rejuvenated in-state rivals (Washington, Washington State) on the hunt. Who will come out on top?
Heading into Pac-12 media days, some questions facing teams in the North Division are obvious and others really need to be asked.
Rape survivor Brenda Tracy has accepted an invitation from Baylor acting coach Jim Grobe to speak to the Bears' football team.
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.
Where do all the teams in the Pac-12 fall in Phil Steele's national ranking of the most "experienced" two-deeps?
Record-setting quarterback Sean Mannion and receiver Brandin Cooks have been recent bright spots for the Oregon State program.
You know Christian McCaffrey, Josh Rosen and the Pac-12's biggest names heading into 2016. But who are the fringe players that will need to take a huge step forward this year for each team?
There are plenty of questions surrounding Oregon State's offensive trio, but with some consistency this group should rank higher by season's end.
Minnesota will take on Oregon State on Thursday, Sept. 1 on the opening weekend of the season. A look at the Golden Gophers.
Brenda Tracy, who was allegedly raped at Oregon State in 1998, will meet Wednesday with former Beavers coach Mike Riley, who now coaches at Nebraska.
Even if the Beavers' defense takes major steps forward this season, it will still be a ways behind other Pac-12 teams.
Pac-12 schools Washington State and Oregon State face Boise State in their nonconference schedules this upcoming season.
Oregon State @ Minnesota Golden Gophers
TCF Bank Stadium - Thu 9/1