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.
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After unsuccessful tryouts with the Seahawks and Redskins, ex-Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams has his CFL rights acquired by the Montreal Alouettes.
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?
Patience is waning for Charlie Strong at Texas and James Franklin at Penn State, while Mark Helfrich at Oregon faces a pivotal season.
Likely the most intriguing game nationally in Week 1, USC will face defending national champion Alabama in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3.
USC is an early 10-point underdog to Alabama and the Apple Cup is a pick'em in some early Pac-12 odds.
As the focal point of the powerful Oregon offense, running back Royce Freeman is the player the Ducks can least afford to lose this season.
Excitement about Washington's Pac-12 prospects this season is as high as it's been in many years. Should this worry Huskies believers?
Unsuprisingly, Oregon's stable of receivers is among the deepest in the nation, but the Ducks have considerable competition in Washington State.
There are several new coordinators in the Pac-12. Brady Hoke might be the one to make the most immediate impact. He also faces the most pressure.
Three Pac-12 teams have backfields that should be among the nation's best in 2016.
Stanford, USC, Washington, Oregon and UCLA made Mark Schlabach's 2016 Way-Too-Early Top 25. See where they rank.
Oregon's quarterback race is far from settled after spring ball, as Travis Jonsen is giving the favored Dakota Prukop a run for the starting job.
Stanford and Oregon have dominated the Pac-12 North since the conference expanded, but that trend could begin changing this season.
Washington and Washington State won't be lacking leadership and talent at QB, with Jake Browning and Luke Falk returning to their respective schools.
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
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.
CFP rematch, anyone? Clemson moved into second place in the latest edition of Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25, just behind No. 1 Alabama. Texas A&M, Miami and Louisville join the top 25.
Alie has mindset for coaching
Using Mark Schlabach's top 25, our college football writers chose a player from each team who they think could fill the role as head coach. Kevin Gemmell thinks quarterback Taylor Alie's extremely strong grasp of X's and O's would translate well into coaching. Coach 'em up
Stanford and Washington are in the best shape of any conference teams, but most of the others are off to slow starts.
What will Ducks do at QB?
Dakota Prukop is a highly-touted FCS transfer, but he might not end up starting. The QB battle is tight in Eugene, but it seems Travis Jonsen has the edge. Contenders with worst QB situations (Insider)
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.
The battle at quarterback seems far from over as neither Dakota Prukop nor Travis Jonsen really stood out in Oregon's spring game.
Oregon's Pharaoh Brown once faced amputation for a horrific leg injury. But he has come all the way back and starred in Oregon's spring game.
Oregon vs UC Davis Aggies
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