The Pac-12 has seen a flurry of defensive coordinator movement over the last couple of weeks -- starting with the power struggle for former Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to the recent exoduses of Stanford's Derek Mason to Vanderbilt as head coach and UCLA's Lou Spanos to the Tennessee Titans as linebackers coach.
It's never too early to start looking ahead to what's in store for next year's college football season. Per usual, we've got you covered. Three major pieces are out today -- including one from our very own Ted Miller -- who looks at some of the questions that will sear on our brains until kickoff 2014.
It's tough to put a grade on the 2013 edition of Pac-12 football. When we look back 20 years from now, all that will probably stand out is that the Pac-12 had just one BCS bowl team in the final year of the Bowl Championship Series.
Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week, along with Arizona State safety Damarious Randall as defensive player of the week and ASU kicker Zane Gonzalez as special teams player of the week.
Some storylines to keep an eye on this week in the Pac-12. North race: Stanford is in the driver's seat. If it wins this week against USC and next week against Cal, the Cardinal will lock up the North Division and advance to the Pac-12 championship game for the second straight year.
Just cause it's the mailbag doesn't mean I mail it in. Trojan Nation in (Downtown LA) writes: For the mailbag ... Kevin! You picked USC to lose against Oregon State. You Picked USC to lose against Utah.
Have a nice weekend, folks. Nelson Agholor's big second half gave USC the cushion it needed for Arizona, Jon Gold writes in the Arizona Daily Star. Todd Graham vows that ASU will play more aggressively, Doug Haller writes in the Arizona Republic.