A Pac-12 vs. SEC matchup highlights the league's Week 1 action, as well as the highly anticipated debuts of two quarterbacks.
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Five burning questions for the Pac-12 as the seasons begins
The plan for success at Oregon involves the developing chemistry between QB Vernon Adams Jr. and center Matt Hegarty, who both transferred in.
Duck makes Kiper's Big Board
See which Oregon player landed a spot on Mel Kiper's first Big Board of the college football season. Kiper's 2016 Big Board (Insider)
Coaches playing coy about their starting quarterback is a time-honored tradition in college football. What's really to gain with all the secrecy?
Pass catchers at Oregon and Oregon State and DL replacements at Washington and Washington State have something to prove in the Pac-12 North.
Players like the Ducks
In a players' poll conducted by ESPN.com, Oregon was one of the favorites for many categories. See if the Ducks are favored by their peers to return to the College Football Playoff. Players' Poll
Utah's Devontae Booker rushed for 1,512 rushing yards last season and leads a host of talented Pac-12 backs into 2015.
Grantland: 2015 College Football Predictions: Our Playoff, Champion, and Heisman Picks, Plus More That Were Bound to Regret
Congratulations, cherished readers: You did it! You survived the seeming eternity of the college football offseason, and now here you stand, mere hours away from the return of Actual Football. Playoff spots will be claimed, a championship will be won, a stiff-arm trophy will be hoisted and foolishly confident prognosticators will gaze into crystal balls to attempt to tell you whos going to do each of those things and more. Be gentle. We cant help ourselves.
While Tigers, Horned Frogs are common picks, selectors are split on Ohio State or Michigan State and USC or Oregon.
Some predictions, like the continued impact of #Pac12AfterDark, we're confident of. Others, like picking a new champion, we're less so.
When will Frost get first HC gig?
Scott Frost is a hot name to take a head coaching job somewhere soon. Is this season a test to see how he'll call plays without Marcus Mariota running the show? Best head-coaching candidates (insider)
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Two of Oregon's three biggest questions were center and QB (other being secondary). And 1st year newcomers will man both spots. Yet both grad transfers not only are seniors with considerable starting experience, QB Vernon Adams and C Matt Hegarty have starting experience in the Pac-12. Adams put up huge numbers while going 1-1 vs. Oregon State and Washington and Hegarty had 4 starts at Notre Dame against PAC-12 teams. These guys are new but hardly green.
Each Wednesday, we will link each team's depth chart for the week, along with some notes and tidbits about significant changes.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Has any preseason been more peculiar at quarterback? You have co-starters with the defending national champions and three other top-10 teams starting 1st year transfers (Oregon, Georgia and Florida State). The new FSU QB, Everett Golson, started for Notre Dame in the 2012 national title game. No. 3 Alabama has no starting QB (yet) and No. 13 UCLA is going with a true freshman in Josh Rosen. No. 19 Oklahoma benched returning starter Trevor Knight in favor of Baker Mayfield, an Austin native who started for Texas Tech in 2013 as a true freshman walk-on. And so on.
How to distinguish the worst fall wedding dates from the less-bad (but still terrible!) ones? With this handy guide, of course, which ranks each week of the college football regular season based on entertainment value.
Oregon vs Eastern Washington Eagles
Autzen Stadium - Sat 9/5