Happy Friday! Former Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey is settling in as Matt Forte's backup. ASU's Carl Bradford signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers. A Q&A with Richard Rodgers of Cal, who is also now with the Packers.
Last week, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay updated their top-10 lists at each position for the upcoming NFL draft. Here's a look at how the Pac-12 offensive players stack up: Quarterback Marcus Mariota might have been taken No.
Our look at position groups in the Pac-12 continues. Arizona: Terrence Miller was listed on the team's depth chart as a tight end, but he wasn't a traditional tight end. After catching 40 passes for 467 yards in 2013, he's out of eligibility.
Earlier this morning, we took a look at who might replace the guys who jumped to the NFL in the South Division. Here's a look at the North. Leaving: Brendan Bigelow, RB, Cal The replacement: Khalfani Muhammad and Daniel Lasco are both coming back, so there is at least some experience at the position.
While a number of big-name players opted to stick around for another year of Pac-12, most notably Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, UCLA QB Brett Hundley and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion, the conference was hit hard by early defections.
While the return of UCLA QB Brett Hundley for his redshirt junior season was the weekend's big news, an early-entry to the NFL draft talent drain is hitting the Pac-12 hard. While a number of big-name players have not yet formally announced their intensions -- such as Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, Stanford OG David Yankey, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Arizona State LB Carl Bradford and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion -- already 17 players have announced they will give up their remaining eligibility to turn professional.
After the Ducks program began to take off in the mid-1990s, California hired former Ducks' offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford in 2002. As the Ducks' upward climb reached a standstill, Cal stepped up and looked like it might be the next in line to challenge USC.
about 631 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks