Grantland.com previews Arizona’s second season under head coach Rich Rodriguez. In his first-year, Rodriguez matched the program’s high watermark since 1998 with eight wins, but the goal is to make UA known for more than basketball.
Arizona State Sun Devils
The increasingly impressive talent pool in Arizona is a must-win on Arizona State’s recruiting docket. Devils In Detail is previewing some of the top 2014 prospects.
Cal Golden Bears
Cal Golden Blogs interviews new Bears running backs coach Pierre Ingram. Despite his air raid spread lineage, the ground game has had a vital role in head coach Sonny Dykes’ offense.
The newcomers in Mike MacIntyre’s initial CU recruiting are turning heads, and director of sports performance Dave Forman tells The Daily Camera several freshmen could play prominent roles for the 2013 Buffaloes.
Tigth end Colt Lyerla is a preseason candidate for the John Mackey Award, The Register-Gurad reports.
Oregon State Beavers
Former Beaver defensive back Jordan Poyer gave what could be considered a glowing endorsement of the Beaver coaching staff in an interview late last month. Poyer said he understands the game “100 times” more than other players.
Five-star 2014 quarterback prospect Keller Chryst is a verbal pledge to David Shaw’s Cardinal. Golden Gate Sports breaks down what Chryst’s commitment means to the long-term outlook for Stanford football.
Bill Connelly analyzes the first year of the Jim Mora era in Westwood (Pasadena) with a highly numeric approach. Can the Bruins match their 2012 run to the Pac-12 South crown, perhaps even earn the program’s first Rose Bowl bid since 1998?
Former USC defensive end James Boyd is eligible for the NFL supplement draft on Thursday. Reign of Troy examines Boyd’s bumpy road and outlook for the pros.
The Utah-BYU rivalry, dubbed the Holy War, is not finished just yet. Utah and BYU agreed to extend their series into 2018, following a two-year hiatus in 2014 and 2015. One of the games is scheduled in November, Block U. writes.
Leading UW wide receiver Kasen Williams was cited for a “driving incident” involving the operation of an automobile after using alcohol or marijuana, per The Seattle Times. Williams’ discipline will be handled “internally.” It’s the second notable off-field incident involving a top receiving target this off-season. Preseason All-America tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was suspended following a DUI in March.
Washington State Cougars
The more wide receivers in Washington State’s air raid offense, the better. To that end, the Cougars could see some surprise breakout stars — one of whom All Coug’d Up profiles.