Despite UA tight ends going 0-for on receptions in Rich Rodriguez’s first season at the helm, The Arizona Daily Star reports that the position will have an important place in his offense in Year 2.
Arizona State Sun Devils
D.J. Foster was a surprise, breakout star in his debut season at ASU. Foster’s multifaceted skill set received recognition from the Hornung Award panel, via House Of Sparky.
Cal Golden Bears
Sonny Dykes’ explosive offense only works with the right players in place, and the new Golden Bear head coach just might have his quarterback in 2014 commit Luke Rubenzer, via The San Jose Mercury News.
Mike MacIntyre came to Colorado from San Jose State needing to establish solid recruiting pipelines. On Sunday, he tapped into the local talent pool with a commitment from Aurora Cherokee Trail three-star, 2014 defensive back Evan White, BuffStampede.com reports.
Oregon plays in one of two Pac-12 vs. SEC non-conference tilts, when Tennessee visits Autzen Stadium in September. Autzen Zoo has an overview of the Pac-12’s overall non-conference schedule make-up.
Oregon State Beavers
Three-star defensive end Sumner Houston pledged his recruiting commitment to Mike Riley’s Beavers, The Corvallis Gazette Times reports. Houston is a product of perennial prep powerhouse Concord (Calif.) De La Salle.
David Shaw recently gave a presentation that details how Stanford is a template for on-field and in-class success. Yahoo! Sports has more.
The (recruiting) Battle For Los Angeles tide is turning in UCLA’s favor — at least, that’s a possible bellwether of Gardena Serra prospect Jordan Lasley signing with the Bruins, per The Los Angeles Times.
The official USC athletics YouTube account debuted a video last week proclaiming the Trojans program “Wide Receiver U.”
Utah finds itself in an unusual situation entering 2013. Last year’s Utes finished under .500 and out of the postseason, a rarity in the Kyle Whittingham era. USA Today college football writer Paul Myerberg breaks down Utah’s outlook for a rebound.
Husky Haul envisions a Washington backfield with a healthy Jesse Callier and Deontae Cooper sharing carries with 2012 breakout star Bishop Sankey. Needless to say, the outlook is good.
Washington State Cougars
Before the air raid spread was en vogue in college football, there were a few pioneers laying the foundation. Among them were Mike Leach and Hal Mumme, both of whom helped Tim Couch parlay astronomical statistics into the NFL draft’s No. 1 pick. If you ever wanted to see video Leach work with Couch, Coug Center has you covered.