Eight Pac-12 players were named first-team preseason All-Americans by Athlon's on Monday, while 11 others were named to the other three teams. Oregon, Stanford and USC each had a pair of first-team selections.
There is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. The best is pedigree, but even that often fails. Just ask Notre Dame and Texas. While returning starters -- most particularly a quarterback -- are the easiest way to map out how a team stands in the preseason, there are more than a few folks who believe a veteran offensive line is as meaningful as anything.
Meet me on Thames Street, I'll take you out though I'm hardly worth your time; In the cold you look so fierce, but I'm warm enough, because the tension's like a fire. The Wildcats are getting a boost on the defensive line.
The Ducks now have five straight wins against in-state rival Oregon State in addition to nine in a row over Washington and six consecutive against Washington State. Oddly enough, though, the Ducks don't go head-to-head with Oregon State or Washington State very often for recruits.
about 1282 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | NCF On The Trail
With a fifth straight win in the series -- their third straight in Corvallis -- the Oregon Ducks made it abundantly clear that they are clearly the best program in the state of Oregon and the Northwest.
about 1282 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
There are many differences between the Oregon Ducks current approach under Chip Kelly when compared to former head coach Mike Bellotti. Many of them are glaring, but the one that goes largely unnoticed is the fact that Kelly is keeping the emerging local talent home.
about 1370 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks