EUGENE, Ore. -- If the Pac-12 is a quarterback league this season, then it must also be regarded -- at least a bit -- as a league for opportunistic cornerbacks. Given the depth of talent at quarterback, there will be plenty of chances for cornerbacks to make big plays against bigger names.
about 129 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
Our list of the top 25 players in the Pac-12 concludes. No. 5: Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly 2013 stats: Completed 62.4 percent of his throws for 3,635 yards with 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, giving him an adjusted QBR of 74.
Oregon and UCLA are generally the preseason picks as the Pac-12's best candidates for the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff, which also indicates they are the favorites to win their divisions and play for the Pac-12 championship.
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.
It will come as no surprise that Mel Kiper Jr. sees two of the five best senior QBs and three of the six best underclass QBs coming from the Pac-12 . But who would have thought that three of the 11 best defensive tackles would come from the Pac-12, while none came from the D-line rich SEC?
It's time to start thinking about preseason watch lists. And the first one out is the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is given annually to the defensive player who has the biggest "impact" on his team -- impact being an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
ESPN's Todd McShay released his Way-too-early 2015 mock draft on Wednesday, giving a very early look into the future of some potential NFL draftees next season. Once again, the SEC leads the way, putting 10 players in the first 32 picks of McShay's first mock draft.
about 225 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. Arizona picked up a four-star offensive line commit. Breaking down ASU's schedule game by game. Some takeaways from Cal's spring game.
The life of any coach is a balancing act in which he tries to push his players and give them as much information as possible while trying to figure out where each individual, and the position group as a whole, can exist and perform at its best.
about 245 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks