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Dan Greenspan

Dan Greenspan

Dan Greenspan covers the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences for College Football 24/7. He previously covered USC, Cal and the Pac-12 for Fox Sports/Scout.com. When not watching, reading or writing about college football, he will most likely be found at one of Los Angeles' live music venues.   


February

Steve Helber / Associated Press Michael Vick led Virginia Tech to a berth in the 2000 Sugar Bowl for the BCS championship. The road not taken has always been a source of endless fascination in life, and so it is with college football... more

Familiarity works well for Pete Carroll. Carroll's Seattle Seahawks delivered a performance for the ages in Super Bowl XLVIII with a roster drawing heavily from players he coached, recruited or played against in his time at USC . That knowledge... more

LOS ANGELES -- Marqise Lee is pretty easy to figure out. When the USC wide receiver was happy, angry or frustrated, it was visible on his face and obvious in his body language. The only time you won't get a read on Lee is trying to figure out just how... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor led the team in receiving yards, touchdowns, and yards per catch this season. LOS ANGELES -- The presence of wide receiver Nelson Agholor won't make USC fans forgive Lane... more

January

Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel knows exactly what the top QB prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft are going through. His advice? Be ready to work, and be ready for the pressure. "It's a huge responsibility," Manuel told "Super Bowl Live" on NFL... more

What is more impressive: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon leading the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards this season, or doing so with Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden throwing him the ball? Wherever you weigh in on that debate, it... more

Of the top three quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, only Blake Bortles of UCF elected to head to New York City to meet the media ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII. If the goal was to raise his profile, Bortles has done just that, impressing NFL Media... more

John Raoux/Associated Press North Carolina State fans are claiming Russell Wilson as their own with a Raleigh, N.C. billboard message. Twitter beef out, billboard beef in? That would seem to be the case, as the signage scuffle between North... more

Carlo Allegri/AP Images for National Football League Former Hurricanes stars Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp went trick-or-treating at the Miami campus last year. Warren Sapp is not happy with Miami (Fla.) head coach Al Golden. Sapp, an NFL... more

If you are going to commit to a quarterback as the No. 1 overall draft pick, he needs to be special, as in Peyton Manning, Cam Newton or Andrew Luck special. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah doesn't believe Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville has those... more

For all the hand-wringing about the number of underclassmen who entered the 2014 NFL Draft, those teams in need of a wide receiver will not be complaining. NFL Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes early-entrant wide receivers could account for up to 15... more

What the Houston Texans will do with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft almost certainly comes down to taking Jadeveon Clowney or a quarterback. Veteran Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain believes it will be the latter. "Each day I get... more

Andy Manis / Associated Press Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon will have a chance to improve as a receiver and blocker next season as a junior. When Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon announced last month he would return to school next season,... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press AJ McCarron cited Alabama's rise in yearly revenue as one reason why college athletes should be paid. As the starting quarterback at Alabama, AJ McCarron saw first-hand how much money a major college... more

Billboards are back! They are being used to stump for drafting Johnny Manziel , to mock North Carolina State fans , and now, to recognize a trio of Denver Broncos starters in Super Bowl XLVIII. Texas Tech has placed a billboard in Times Square... more

Poor North Carolina State. The Wolfpack are overshadowed -- the team hasn't won a conference championship since 1979 and slogged through a 3-9 season while in-state foes Duke and North Carolina each went bowling. Now Wisconsin fans are piling on by... more

Jack Plunkett / Associated Press Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said the Longhorns could play a neutral-site game in Mexico. Bevo in a sombrero or standing on the Great Wall of China? It could happen if new Texas athletic director... more

John Miller / Associated Press Oregon DE Taylor Hart missed last week's Reese's Senior Bowl because of a broken foot. Defensive end Taylor Hart was hoping to use the Reese's Senior Bowl to step out of the shadow of the prolific Oregon... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Oregon DL Arik Armstead was widely considered one of the top national recruits in the 2012 class. Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead is giving up his spot on the Ducks' basketball team to focus on... more

If Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr succeeds as an NFL starter, his brother David's struggles in the same position might be the main reason why, as NFL Network's Paul Burmeister relayed to the College Football 24/7 podcast how David began training... more

Aaron Donald and Ra'Shede Hageman should be among the first defensive tackles taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, but the order in which they are selected will come down to that age-old debate: production versus potential. Donald took home a shelf full of... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Seahawks coach Pete Carroll led USC to the AP national championship in 2003 and 2004. This looks oh so familiar, Pete Carroll leading an emerging West Coast power to the biggest stage in football. But instead... more

National Football League Danny Langsdorf served on the Oregon State staff for 11 seasons. Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf has been hired as the New York Giants' quarterbacks coach, with the official announcement coming... more

Nick Wass/Associated Press Cam Cameron served as the Ravens' offensive coordinator before he joined LSU's staff. Count Cam Cameron out as the next Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. Cameron, who just concluded his first season as the... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has decamped to IMG Academy in Florida for his 2014 NFL Draft preparations, and former NFL QB Chris Weinke, a trainer at IMG, is impressed with the initial returns. "I think he's a perfect fit," Weinke told... more

The mutual admiration society between quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake continues, though the attorneys at Texas A&M might be less than thrilled with this latest tribute. Fresh off of hosting "Saturday Night Live," Drake posted pictures of... more

The details of Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson's college transfer are still drawing attention as the second-year quarterback prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII. Wilson was a three-year starter and earned his bachelor's degree in communications at... more

AP Photo/Steve Cannon Jacob Coker served as the backup to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for much of the 2013 season. The line of succession at quarterback for Alabama came into focus Sunday, as the long-rumored addition of Jacob Coker... more

Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney have faced their share of scrutiny, but each is still expected to be a top-five selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. How about a quarterback that is being talked about as both a potential second-round pick and... more

The Reese's Senior Bowl is for seniors. It is right there in the name, and in only three instances over the last two years has a player with college eligibility remaining been allowed to participate. But Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage would be... more

If Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, formerly the Seattle Seahawks' defensive coordinator, wants to set up his own "Legion of Boom" secondary in Jacksonville, one potential piece is right there at the Reese's Senior Bowl in Nebraska defensive back Stanley... more

Take away the pads for Thursday's final practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl and it gives the pass catchers a chance to show their stuff, especially in one-on-one red-zone drills. But it can also result in a serious case of buyer beware. "In the... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is loaded with standout offensive tackles, with no fewer than four projected as first-round picks in the initial set of mock drafts from NFL Media analysts. That should be welcome news to quarterback Matt Ryan, as the Atlanta Falcons... more

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has thrown his support behind the idea of Atlanta adding South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, using his Twitter account to stump for the 6-foot-6, 274-pound phenom. Turns out Falcons general manager Thomas... more

AP Photo/Wade Payne Prized prospect Jadeveon Clowney is expected to be among the first picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is fast. He runs fast , drives fast and should come off the 2014 NFL Draft board... more

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Karl Dorrell is expected to be named Vanderbilt's offensive coordinator. Former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell will be the new offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt, the Tennessean reported Thursday. Dorrell... more

Kyle Van Noy made his name as an outside linebacker in BYU's 3-4 base defense, but is getting to show off his range at the Reese's Senior Bowl. Van Noy has worked out at linebacker and defensive end this week under Jacksonville Jaguars head coach... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports West Virginia running back Charles Sims was used at wide receiver for a time during his prep days. It takes a very special skill set to lead an NFL team in both rushing and receiving. Only Jamaal Charles of... more

An unnamed NFC scout identified Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater as a clear step below a "franchise savior" like Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in an interview with Sports Illustrated . Of course, if Bridgewater goes to the Houston Texans at No. 1... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press DE-OLB Brennan Scarlett will return to Cal to play under new defensive coordinator Art Kaufman in 2014. Art Kaufman has a track record of immediate turnarounds, but his new job will put that to the test. Kaufman... more

Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press Northwestern RB Venric Mark played just three games last season because of an ankle injury. Northwestern running back Venric Mark has been granted a fifth season of eligibility, the school announced... more

Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage has the Reese's Senior Bowl adjusting to the times in his role as the game's executive director, but that doesn't mean he believes the record number of underclassmen entering the 2014 NFL Draft is a... more

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman can talk and talk and talk . Stanford head coach David Shaw knows first-hand how loquacious Sherman can be, so he had no issues with his interview following the 23-17 win in the NFC championship game to secure a... more

NFL Network and College Football 24/7 podcast host Matt "Money" Smith delivered his first 2014 mock draft , joining the initial projections from NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. Here are some thoughts: Clowney in... more

Pete Carroll and John Fox took vastly different routes to get to Super Bowl XLVIII, but it turns out they shared one transfer point: Iowa State. Carroll was an assistant coach with the Cyclones in 1978, Fox in 1984, each working with the defensive... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Malcolm Bunche made one start at left tackle for Miami during the 2013 season. With quarterback Brett Hundley returning for one more season , UCLA is determined to do everything possible to see that it ends in a... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Texas QB David Ash missed the final nine games of the 2013 season after suffering a concussion. Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to resume offseason training after missing most of the 2013 season... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty will be one of the top senior quarterbacks in the nation next season. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty won the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which recognizes the best college... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Luke Del Rio will be eligible to play in 2015 and have three years of eligibility remaining. Former Alabama quarterback Luke Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, will enroll at... more

Jimmy Garoppolo didn't enter the East-West Shrine Game until late in the second quarter, but the Eastern Illinois quarterback quickly lived up to his lofty advance billing by leading a pair of scoring drives in a 23-13 win by the East. Garoppolo hit... more

The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has its headline attraction. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told The State he will participate in all drills next month in Indianapolis. "The numbers I am going to put up are going to be amazing,"... more

Evan Vucci / Associated Press Lou Spanos, a former assistant coach for the Redskins, is leaving UCLA to be the Titans' LB coach. UCLA held on to head coach Jim Mora and quarterback Brett Hundley , but the loss of defensive coordinator Lou... more

Garoppolo, Westbrooks named MVPs 4:01 p.m. PT: Jimmy Garoppolo re-entered the game to wind down the last two series, going 0 for 2. He finished the game 9-of-14 for 100 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. The East squad won, 23-13. The NFL... more

Rick Osentoski / Associated Press Jahvid Best was drafted by the Lions with the 30th pick in 2010. He was released last July. Jahvid Best, the former first-round pick of the Detroit Lions whose career was ended by concussions, is headed back... more

Steve Helber / Associated Press Dabo Swinney has led Clemson to two BCS bowl appearances and an ACC title the last three seasons. Clemson and head coach Dabo Swinney have agreed to a lucrative new long-term contract extension, but the next... more

Bradley Leeb / Associated Press Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo will play in the East-West Shrine Game as well as the Senior Bowl. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to send his draft stock through the roof over the... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was an assistant coach for the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2011. Technically the Houston Texans are on the clock, but really, that distinction goes to new head coach Bill... more

After another shambolic season at the quarterback position, the Oakland Raiders will be looking for an upgrade there with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. General manager Reggie McKenzie knows as much, and his endorsement of Texas A&M... more

The exodus at California has concluded, with running back Brendan Bigelow becoming the fifth underclassman to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft after a 1-11 season. Bigelow, whose depature was first reported by the Bay Area News Group and confirmed by... more

AP Photo/Gregory Bull Fresno State QB Derek Carr is looking forward to the opportunity to show off his potential at the 2014 Senior Bowl. Whatever momentum Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr had going into the 2014 NFL Draft was undone by... more

LSU and USC are once again linked at the top. In January of 2004, the Tigers and Trojans were arguing over whose share of the mythical national championship was more legitimate. Now the two powers are commiserating over the staggering number of... more

Iowa State defensive ends coach Curtis Bray, 43, passed away Wednesday morning after collapsing while working out. The cause of death was not immediately known, but Bray's passing was first reported by the Ames Tribune and confirmed by the school.... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press Stanford's Cameron Fleming started 39 games over three seasons and was second-team All-Pac 12 as a junior. Stanford right tackle Cameron Fleming will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the school announced Tuesday,... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC DB Josh Shaw will return as a key piece in the Trojans' defense next season. LOS ANGELES -- New USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward understands the need for top-flight coverage skills throughout the... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press USC running back Javorius Allen will return to the Trojans next season. For all his renown as a quarterback guru, Steve Sarkisian's offense as Washington head coach worked best when running back Bishop Sankey... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton should be drafted by a 4-3 NFL team, according to Beavers coach Mike Riley. Mike Riley has plenty of experience on both sides of the draft process as both a college and... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports USC LB Hayes Pullard had a team-high 94 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss this season. USC has been ravaged by the flood of underclassmen declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft but got some good news Monday, when... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL David Yankey is leaving Stanford after a highly decorated college career. Stanford offensive lineman David Yankey will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced Monday in a press release issued through the school.... more

After two sterling seasons as the Arizona starting running back, there was simply nothing left for Ka'Deem Carey to accomplish in college. And so it is hardly a surprise that Carey is departing. He will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Arizona State will reportedly have to find a replacement for Carl Bradford. Arizona State caught a break when hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker Carl Bradford returned to school for his redshirt junior... more

Daniel Shirey/Associated Press Todd Grantham is headed to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia's defensive coordinator. Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is set to become the latest million-dollar man, a surprising valuation for... more

Mark Zaleski/Associated Press WR Jordan Matthews was among the prospects to develop under former Vandy head coach James Franklin. James Franklin made the impossible happen at Vanderbilt, winning consecutive bowl games to cap nine-win seasons... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Alabama junior Vinnie Sunseri has reportedly decided to turn pro. Fear of injury is always a major consideration as underclassmen debate whether to enter the NFL draft or return to school. For Alabama safety... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Joe Wickline spent the past nine seasons as Oklahoma State's offensive line coach. For all the critiques regarding quarterback recruiting and development at Texas under former head coach Mack Brown, it's not as if... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press LSU's Jeremy Hill rushed for 1,401 yards and 16 TDs during the 2013 season. Despite indications he will return to school rather than enter the 2014 NFL Draft, LSU running back Jeremy Hill has yet to formally... more

Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports Clemson DE Vic Beasley is still undecided about his intentions for the 2014 NFL Draft. If Clemson is going to close the gap on defending BCS champion Florida State in the ACC next season, the Tigers need all the... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Devonta Freeman averaged nearly six yards per carry during Florida State's undefeated season. Florida State running Devonta Freeman will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Media insider Mike Silver reported Saturday morning.... more

Scott Olmos / USA Today Sports Cal's Viliami Moala struggled to live up to his billing as one of the nation's top recruits coming out of high school. And the hits just keep on coming for the beleaguered California defense. Defensive tackle... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas defensive end Cedric Reed will return to play for the Longhorns in 2014. Charlie Strong has work to do in recruiting, but the new Texas head coach already scored three significant commitments when junior... more

Joe Camporeale / USA Today Sports Notre Dame's Troy Niklas converted to tight end after playing outside linebacker in his freshman season. Notre Dame junior tight end Troy Niklas will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, a surprising decision for a... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's final collegiate play will always be remembered in Tallahassee. The last play of Kelvin Benjamin's college career -- the game-winning touchdown catch that secured the BCS... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley recorded 93 tackles and one sack in 2013. Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley and defensive end Henry Anderson are set to return next season, welcome news for a defense which must replace three... more

Victor Calzada / Associated Press UCLA's Brett Hundley will be among the top quarterbacks in next season's draft class. The Pac-12 earned plenty of respect during the 2013 season, ending with six teams ranked in the top 25, but the conference... more

AP Photo/David Zalubowski Cal coach Sonny Dykes is shaking up his defensive staff after a disastrous 2013 season. After California gave up a school-record 45.9 points and 529 yards of total offense per game this season, it was only a matter... more

Rusty Costanza / Associated Press Bob Stoops led Oklahoma to an 11-2 record in his 15th season as the school's head coach. Reports of Bob Stoops' departure have been greatly exaggerated. The Oklahoma head coach indicated to the Part... more

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports FSU QB Jameis Winston capped off his Heisman-winning campaign with a national-championship win. Jameis Winston took to Twitter on Tuesday with a message for critics of his postgame interview after leading... more

AP Photo/Mike Roemer Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is not a fan of the now-retired BCS or the new four-team playoff format. Count Green Bay Packers quarterback among those shedding no tears over the now-defunct BCS, which came to an end after 16... more

Kevin Jairaj / USA Today Sports Oklahoma State WR Josh Stewart had 60 catches for 703 yards and three touchdowns in his junior season. Another day, another standout underclassman wide receiver entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Josh Stewart of... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press New Texas coach Charlie Strong apparently doesn't have universal support among boosters. Welcome to Texas, Charlie Strong. The Longhorns' new head coach couldn't even get through his first day on the job before... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Florida State's Jameis Winston led an 80-yard championship-winning drive in the Seminoles' 34-31 win over Auburn. Florida State went all season without being truly tested for four quarters, but it found all... more

Richard Mackson / USA Today Sports Florida State QB Jameis Winston capped his historic freshman season with a national championship Monday night. College Football 24/7 will be providing live in-game updates and analysis throughout tonight's... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- J.B. Grimes has been an offensive line coach for more than 30 years, but he has special... more

Bob Leverone/Associated Press Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin is tied for sixth in the FBS with 14 touchdown catches. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- When you are 6-foot-5 and 234 pounds like Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, comparisons... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press QB Sean Mannion has announced he will return to Oregon State for his senior season. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion will return to school for his senior season, making the announcement Monday through his... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston erupted on the national scene at Pitt last September. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Jameis Winston, the stage is all yours. Whatever the result of the BCS national... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt will conclude his college career with 21.5 sacks. Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, telling Sports Illustrated of his intentions Sunday night.... more

Scott Olmos/USA Today Sports Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas scored 46 touchdowns in 37 career games. Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, making the announcement Sunday.... more

Matt York/Associated Press UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will be in the mix to be the first player taken in the 2014 NFL Draft. The remarkable ascent of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles is set to culminate Monday with the redshirt... more

Doug McSchooler/Associated Press Indiana WR Cody Latimer is 30th in the FBS with 1,096 yards receiving. Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. He made the announcement via his Twitter... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press LSU WR Odell Beckham is one of college football's most versatile playmakers. Based on senior talent alone, wide receiver was shaping up as one of the weakest positions in the 2014 NFL Draft. But after a week... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Head coach Al Golden announced Sunday he will stay at Miami. Miami head coach Al Golden said Sunday he is not a candidate for any coaching positions in a statement released by the school. Golden reportedly... more

Charles Krupa/Associated Press Charlie Strong served as head coach at Louisville for the past four seasons. Charlie Strong, announced Sunday as Texas' head coach , is ready for the football component that comes with his new position.... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Clemson's Martavis Bryant made 42 catches for 828 yards and seven TDs this season. Sammy Watkins isn't the only junior Clemson wide receiver entering the 2014 NFL Draft, as Martavis Bryant told The Post and... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Mike Munchak is among the candidates to replace Bill O'Brien at Penn State. Penn State is set to interview Mike Munchak, who was fired as head coach of the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, for its head coaching... more

With UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley set to return to school for next season, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday, that is very good news for the redshirt sophomore, great news for the Bruins, and downright terrible news for the rest of the... more

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced via his Twitter account Friday. To all Trojan fans, I have decided to forego my senior season at USC and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. I want to... more

John Bazmore / Associated Press Gus Malzahn has led Auburn to a 12-1 record and a berth in the BCS title game in his first season as head coach. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn on Friday denied interest in speaking with... more

Patrick Semansky / Associated Press Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma has found itself a quarterback. If you think you've heard that one before this season, it's... more

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary has shown great improvement as a blocker during the 2013 season. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Florida State center Bryan Stork now regards tight end Nick O'Leary as part of the... more

Andrew Shurtleff/Associated Press Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell is leaving school with seven interceptions in three seasons. Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell wants to have the last laugh. Despite receiving a less-than-favorable grade... more

Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports California linebacker Khairi Fortt will make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft. Perhaps new Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford can lend a hand with talent evaluation, as another... more

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Jadeveon Clowney will finally be playing in the NFL this year. Former South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said Friday it could have happened four years ago and no one would have blinked twice. Johnson was with... more

Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports Heisman winner Jameis Winston threw for a Florida State single-single record 38 touchdowns in 2013. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher had to be smiling, former Texas head coach Mack... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner is one of college football's top defensive backs. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Saying Lamarcus Joyner is a defensive back is like describing the Mona Lisa as a painting. It might be... more

Nick Lucero/NFL UCLA's Jim Mora is a target of Texas for the vacant coaching position, according to a report. Just when it seemed as if the Texas coaching search had been narrowed down to a short list of finalists, UCLA head coach Jim Mora... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Auburn fullback Jay Prosch's value stretches well beyond his minimal statistical production. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The spread offense had supposedly driven the fullback into extinction. Tell that to Auburn... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan has requested feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Consider it a variation on the old bit about how you get to Carnegie Hall: How exactly did... more

Eugene Tanner/Associated Press Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks led the FBS with 1,730 yards receiving this season. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks will enter the 2014 NFL Draft on the heels of his record-setting junior season, making... more

AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg Stanford's David Yankey is among the top offensive linemen in college football. PASADENA, Calif. -- Deciding whether to enter the 2014 NFL Draft was the last thing on Stanford left guard David Yankey's mind, not after... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was Michigan State's QB from 2009-2011 and was a fourth-round pick in 2012. PASADENA, Calif. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins gave his alma mater, Michigan State, a... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard played to his usual shutdown standard in the Rose Bowl. PASADENA, Calif. -- Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery was supposed to be the X-factor in the Rose Bowl, the... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL QB Connor Cook led Michigan State to a Rose Bowl win on Wednesday. PASADENA, Calif. -- Big plays decided a defensively oriented 100th Rose Bowl game, and Michigan State made enough of them to outlast Stanford, 24-20,... more

Reed Saxon / Associated Press UNLV WR Jerry Rice Jr., a former UCLA walk-on, scored on a 13-yard reception in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. UNLV wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. -- yes, the son of that Jerry Rice -- capped his college career by... more

December

Andrew Weber / USA Today Sports UCLA's Brett Hundley passed for 226 yards and two TDS and rushed for 161 yards and two TDs in the Sun Bowl. Brett Hundley showed what he can do as a dual-threat quarterback in a 42-12 demolition of Virginia... more

The search for Texas' next head coach has apparently reached the critical juncture. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is set to interview for the job with Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson, Orangebloods.com reported , adding that Strong has... more

The last name Griffey is synonymous with athletic excellence, so it shouldn't be a surprise that Trey Griffey is picking up where his father and grandfather left off, albeit on the football field and not the baseball diamond. Griffey caught the first... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Disruptive USC defensive lineman George Uko is heading for the NFL. USC defensive lineman George Uko announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Uko, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound redshirt junior,... more

LM Otero/AP Art Briles said he has had no contact with anyone about interviewing for a different job. Art Briles is in demand, not that anyone could tell by taking a look at the Baylor head coach's cell phone. Briles said Tuesday he has not... more

Junior tight end Jace Amaro gets all the publicity among Texas Tech's draft prospects, but the Red Raiders have a couple of guys who can play defense, too. That group -- linebacker Will Smith and defensive linemen Kerry Hyder and Dartwan Bush -- came... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Texas Tech's Jace Amaro had 98 catches for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season. Texas Tech's Jace Amaro, the most prolific pass-catching tight end in college football this season, announced his... more

Soobum Im / USA Today Sports Marcus Mariota passed for 253 yards and a TD and rushed for 133 yards in Oregon's 30-7 win over Texas. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota reminded everyone what he can do when healthy with a dazzling first half,... more

Ed Szczepanski/USA Today Sports Washington running back Bishop Sankey finished third in the FBS in rushing yards this season. If you believe a running back has only so many hits in him, then the decision by Washington junior Bishop Sankey to... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford could be headed for Tampa. Former California head coach Jeff Tedford is regarded as one of the best developers of quarterbacks in college football. That is the reputation Love... more

AP Photo/Tom Gannam Rams GM Les Snead signaled he's willing to listen to NFL teams interested in St. Louis' No. 2 overall pick. Is history about to repeat itself? The St. Louis Rams traded the No. 2 overall draft pick to a team desperate for... more

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill UCLA QB Brett Hundley has yet to make an announcement about his intentions for 2014. UCLA head coach Jim Mora expects quarterback Brett Hundley to return to school next season. Asked if he thought Tuesday's Sun Bowl... more

Ed Szczepanski/USA Today Sports Washington running back Bishop Sankey scored twice against BYU, giving him 20 rushing touchdowns this season. Washington is a team in transition. Steve Sarkisian is at USC, Chris Petersen is waiting to take... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Colt Lyerla (15) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, but that won't jeopardize his training plans for the NFL draft. Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Friday. Bowl... more

LOS ANGELES -- Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis can vouch for Darqueze Dennard's status as one of the true lockdown cornerbacks in college football. "Because I'm the safety to his side, I don't even get balls thrown my way because of that," Lewis said... more

Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu said Friday that he has not made a decision whether to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, refuting a report by 24/7 Sports that he would return to school for his senior season. Ekpre-Olomu told reporters during a... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Utah's Jake Murphy played only eight games this year but had 25 catches for 417 yards and five TDs. Utah tight end Jake Murphy will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. "This has been a really... more

Jason Redmond/Associated Press Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti will coach his final game vs. Texas in the Alama Bowl. Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti will retire after the Ducks face Texas in the Alamo Bowl next Monday,... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL USC center Marcus Martin started 33 games in the last three seasons and was named first-team All-Pac-12 this year. USC center Marcus Martin will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, making the announcement Friday morning on Twitter.... more

Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports BYU tight end Kaneakua Friel is drawing a surprising amount of interest from NFL teams. There are two tight end prospects playing Friday night in the Fight Hunger Bowl. One is Washington junior Austin... more

Jordan Lynch's last pass in a Northern Illinois uniform was a touchdown. It may well be the last pass Lynch ever attempts in a competitive setting, as the Heisman Trophy finalist's limitations as a quarterback were exposed by a rugged Utah State defense... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Cal tight end Richard Rodgers showed his receiving skills in the Bear Raid spread offense this season. California tight end Richard Rodgers will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bay Area News... more

Cary Edmondson/USA Today Sports Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams had 233 receptions for 3,031 yards over the last two seasons. Fresno State redshirt sophomore wide receiver Davante Adams will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports USC's Clancy Pendergast last coached in the NFL in 2009. USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is not expected to be retained by new head coach Steve Sarkisian and will draw interest from NFL teams, ESPN's... more

AP Photo/John Raoux South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney has struggled to meet expectations this season. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney could lose his driver's license after being ticketed for speeding for the second time this... more

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson QB Johnny Manziel will Texas A&M against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is preparing for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, expected to be his final game before declaring for the 2014... more

Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan denied allegations he assaulted two Ohio State fans outside an Ann Arbor, Mich. restaurant last month. "I'm not going to get in too many details -- I wasn't in any fight. I didn't hit anybody," Lewan told the... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL USC tight end Randall Telfer will return for his senior season after being limited to six receptions because of injuries. USC tight end Randall Telfer announced Wednesday he would return for his senior season, giving new head... more

Oregon State's defense did not lack for talent this season, which made the Beavers' struggles all the more confounding. How could a group with junior defensive end Scott Crichton and senior cornerback Rashaad Reynolds allow 32.1 points per game, shredded... more

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks has the edge on Marqise Lee this season, breaking Lee's Pac-12 record for receptions, claiming the All-America honors and Biletnikoff Award that Lee held last season, and moving ahead of his fellow junior in the... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press Kameron Jackson had four interceptions in his Cal career, including three in one game last season against UCLA. California cornerback Kameron Jackson will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, making the announcement via... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Florida QB Jeff Driskel was recently included on Gil Brandt's list of next season's top senior quarterbacks. Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is the man tasked with fixing the Florida offense and saving... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Washington RB Bishop Sankey rushed for 1,775 yards and 18 touchdowns and had 25 catches for 298 yards. No running backs were selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and based on the evaluation... more

Another day, another honor for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who added the Associated Press national college football player of the year award to his list of accolades Monday. Winston received 49 of 56 votes , easily outpacing Northern... more

Wade Payne/Assocaited Press Titans head coach Mike Munchak might be interested in the Penn State job should it become available. Intermediaries of Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano have... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press New Army head coach Jeff Monken scored a signature win at Florida this season without completing a pass. Army has landed its new head football coach, as it was announced Tuesday morning that Jeff Monken has been... more

Tony Avelar/Associated Press Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks has made 120 catches for 1,670 yards so far this season. In the black and white of the record book, Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks had a brilliant season. But in... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Anthony Carr could be the first defensive player drafted next May. After just one season playing linebacker, Anthony Barr would have been a first-round draft pick, likely going ahead of... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL USC safety Dion Bailey had 61 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions this season. Safety Dion Bailey on Monday became the first USC underclassman to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, but he might not be the... more

David Cleveland/Associated Press USC wide receiver Marqise Lee posted his 15th career game with 100 receiving yards in the Las Vegas Bowl. LAS VEGAS -- Sin City is full of imitators: fake Elvises, celebrity look-a-likes, superheroes and cartoon... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Defensive end George Uko and the USC defense allowed just 254 yards to Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. LAS VEGAS -- The biggest surprise was not the way USC dominated Fresno State, nor the way the Trojans smothered... more

David Cleveland/Associated Press Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr averaged a meager 4.01 yards per pass attempt in the Las Vegas Bowl. LAS VEGAS -- If the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl was supposed to offer the first real indication of how... more

LAS VEGAS -- Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr's senior season has lived up to almost every expectation imaginable , with a Mountain West Conference championship and an FBS-leading 4,866 passing yards and 48 touchdowns passes coming into Saturday's game... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Fresno State QB Derek Carr will play his final college game in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Plenty of NFL teams need quarterbacks and will be willing to draft one in the first round . Derek Carr... more

Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports Linebacker Khairi Fortt is one of five Cal juniors to seek feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. If any of its underclassmen declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, California will undoubtedly have the highest... more

It is the question every elite draft prospect must wrestle with: are you playing for your first NFL contract or your second? The second contract is where the big money comes, especially under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which introduced a... more

Game manager has become a derisive term, chained around a quarterback who lets his running game and defense do all the hard work. Derek Carr is anything but a game manager, having thrown for an FBS-best 4,866 yards and 48 touchdowns this season to lead... more

Is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota having second thoughts about his declaration that he will return to school next season? That might be one way of looking at a CBSSports.com report that Mariota received an evaluation from the draft advisory board,... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas says Draft Advisory Board feedback is "looking pretty good." Most players considering entering the 2014 NFL Draft early are turning to a network of confidants on which to... more

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports Jon Gruden's name has surfaced in the search for the coaching vacancy at Texas. Well, that didn't take long. Jon Gruden has interest in replacing Mack Brown as head coach of the Texas Longhorns, but the two... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports The Las Vegas Bowl could be USC safety Dion Bailey's final college game. USC safety Dion Bailey will announce his plan for the future after the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, but, reading between the lines, it seems... more

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla will not be allowed to move to Las Vegas to train for the 2014 NFL Draft. A Lane County court denied Lyerla's request Tuesday to leave the state until drug possession charges are resolved, the Oregonian reported .... more

Alex Gallardo / Associated Press Jim Mora, who has led UCLA to a 18-8 record in two seasons, agreed to a contract extension earlier this month. Plenty of people, including NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah on the latest College Football 24/7... more

AP Photo/Don Ryan Oregon State QB Sean Mannion has not made a decision regarding early entry into the 2014 NFL Draft. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion doesn't sound like he is going anywhere next season, but the Beavers may have already... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press Fresno State WR Davante Adams had 122 receptions for 1,645 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. Any discussion on the underclassmen wide receivers that could reshape the position group in the 2014 NFL Draft... more

Jose Yau/Associated Press Baylor senior wide receiver Tevin Reese is expected to play in the Fiesta Bowl. When UCF head coach George O'Leary described his first impressions of Fiesta Bowl opponent Baylor based on the handful of times he saw... more

Scott Olmos/USA TODAY Sports Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is one of the top cornerback prospects in college football. While teammates Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu have announced their plans for next season, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu... more

Ben Margot / Associated Press Chip Kelly has the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East in his first year as an NFL head coach. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly isn't going to Texas , joining the list of high-prolife names including... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro has yet to make a decision on whether he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The Twitter feed of Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro has become something of a magic eye picture for... more

Brody Schmidt / Associated Press Mike Gundy has been head coach at Oklahoma State since 2005, guiding the Cowboys to a 77-37 record. Mack Brown will not be coaching Texas next season . Neither will Alabama head coach Nick Saban, not after... more

Chuck Burton / Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston is the second straight redshirt freshman to win the Heisman, following Johnny Manziel. All Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does is win, and win big, claiming the 79th... more

Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press Mack Brown announced he will step down as head coach of Texas after 16 seasons. Mack Brown will resign after 16 seasons as head coach of the Texas Longhorns, the school announced Saturday. "Sally and I were... more

Matt Slocum / Associated Press Navy QB Keenan Reynolds has scored 29 rushing TDs this season, an FBS record for a quarterback. Keenan Reynolds of Navy set an FBS single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, and the Midshipmen... more

Butch Dill / USA Today Sports Nick Saban agreed to a contract extension with Alabama worth more than $7 million per season. Turns out all those notions linking Alabama head coach Nick Saban with Texas were a figment of someone's imagination... more

Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman on Saturday announced his intention to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. A redshirt junior, Coleman put himself on scouts' radars after totaling 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but he has not... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Mack Brown has been head coach at Texas for 16 seasons and is under contract until 2020. Mack's back? After meeting with school president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson earlier in the day,... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo has asked for feedback from the Draft Advisory board. UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo turns 23 in January. Normally that would be cause for cake and presents, but... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press UCLA's Brett Hundley hasn't decided whether he will enter the draft or return for his redshirt junior season. If UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley takes his first meeting with Roc Nation Sports, everyone will... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Nevada left tackle Joel Bitonio is regarded as a likely Day Two pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. There is always a sleeper that emerges from the Senior Bowl, and this year it may well be Nevada left tackle Joel... more

In a profession filled to the brim with Type A personalities, there may not be a more competitive football coach than Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers. So don't be surprised that Harbaugh scoffed at the idea he might trade in the NFL for the... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Mack Brown has a 158-47 record in 16 seasons as head coach at Texas. The ball appears to be back in Texas head coach Mack Brown's court, as Texas president Bill Powers will receive a vote of confidence from... more

After two seasons as the most productive running back in college football, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey has requested an evaluation from the draft advisory board and gave an indication of which way he might be leaning. "First round, second... more

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Baylor coach Art Briles said Wednesday that Bryce Petty will be even better in 2014. In his first season as starting quarterback for Baylor, all Bryce Petty has done is guide the program to its first-ever Big 12... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports USC's Dion Bailey is one of several Trojans who must decide whether to declare for the draft or return to school. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for NFL draft declarations, as it appears several... more

Brandt Brooks Davis Jeremiah Goodbread Greenspan Huguenin College Football 24/7 writer Dan Greenspan names his 2013 college football All-American and picks for the season's major awards: Award picks Heisman Trophy: Jameis... more

David Carr was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, the first draft pick in the history of the Houston Texans, but never became the cornerstone of the franchise. Now, with the Texans in free fall and clearly in need of a new long-term answer at... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Mack Brown has refuted reports that he will resign as head football coach at Texas. It has been the rumor that simply would not go away: Alabama head coach Nick Saban taking over at Texas. On the same day... more

AP Photo/Michael Mulvey Mack Brown's Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8-4 record. Texas sources are refuting an OrangeBloods.com report that said Mack Brown will step down after 16 seasons as the Longhorns' head coach, while... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press USC TE Xavier Grimble could see his numbers improve next season in Steve Sarkisian's offense. USC looks to have one prominent draft-eligible pass catcher returning for next season, but it is not wide receiver... more

Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports;Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans are among five finalists for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The best Texas-bred or based player in college football has to be... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press New Washington coach Chris Petersen beat Oregon twice while he was head coach at Boise State. It was the question that had to be asked of new Washington head coach Chris Petersen at his introductory press... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Oregon TE Pharaoh Brown started five of the nine games he played in this season. A snowball fight wouldn't have been enough to make the list of offenses resulting in Delta Tau Chi being placed on double-secret... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor averaged an FBS-best 53.3 points per game this season under head coach Art Briles. With time apparently running out on Mike Shanahan as head coach of the Washington Redskins, a reunion between Baylor... more

Brett Davis / USA Today Sports Auburn RB Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards against a Mizzou defense that hadn't allowed more than 184 this season. A look at the top performances from Championship Saturday: Week 15: Things we learned From... more

Matt York / Associated Press Stanford LB Trent Murphy had two more tackles for loss Saturday, raising his season total to 21.5. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Wearing a Pac-12 champion hat, Stanford track suit and a giant smile, this Trent Murphy bore... more

Gary Kazanjian / Associated Press Derek Carr passed for 404 yards Saturday, finishing the regular season with 4,866 yards and 48 touchdowns. Fresno State's defense was not stout enough to secure an undefeated season and BCS bowl bid, but it... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Stanford guard David Yankey helped pave the way for 240 rushing yards against Arizona State. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Just because Stanford left guard David Yankey participated in senior-day festivities last week... more

Matt Kartozian / USA Today Sports Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns vs. Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Well, that seemed familiar. Echoing their first meeting in September, Stanford... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty went 21 of 37 for 287 yards and two touchdowns vs. Texas. It was the end of an era Saturday, as Baylor closed down Floyd Casey Stadium by claiming its first-ever Big 12 championship and a... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Wide receiver Jalen Saunders scored the game-winning touchdown, as Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State Saturday. The definition of "Bedlam" is chaos or madness, and the 108th installment of the rivalry bearing that... more

Matt Cilley / Associated Press Chris Petersen has a 92-12 record as Boise State head coach, including two Fiesta Bowl wins. Chris Petersen has been linked to every vacancy in college football since turning Boise State into a powerhouse, but... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney has rushed for 1,485 yards this season but has only eight runs longer than 20 yards. There will not be a more confusing player evaluation for NFL scouts than Stanford running... more

Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports Washington DT Danny Shelton will be an under-the-radar prospect to watch in 2014. Washington does not know who its head coach will be next season, but whoever it is will apparently have a big building block in... more

Alonzo Adams/Associated Press Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard is an intelligent, physical stalwart on the Sooners' offensive line. Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard is smart. In fact, he's three-time first-team Academic All-American smart. Ikard was... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Kliff Kingsbury led Texas Tech to a 7-0 start, but the Red Raiders lost their last five games of the season. Just because Texas Tech's first-year head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, played for the New England Patriots for... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Marcus Mariota led Oregon to a 12-1 record and a Fiesta Bowl win in 2012, Chip Kelly's last season as Ducks head coach. Chip Kelly understands the allure of Oregon, so the Philadelphia Eagles head coach was... more

AP Photo/John Miller Oregon QB Marcus Mariota decided to return to school in 2014, when his game will be under the microscope. Let the second-guessing begin. Now that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced he will return for his... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press New USC coach Steve Sarkisian takes over a team that went 6-2 under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. LOS ANGELES -- Steve Sarkisian did not shy away from any topic in his introductory press conference as USC head... more

Marcus Mariota has been flying high for two seasons as the starting quarterback for Oregon, so high he has been regarded as the future No. 1 overall draft pick . But it will not be in the 2014 NFL Draft. Mariota announced Tuesday that he will return to... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders plays much bigger than his listed height of 5-foot-9. Jalen Saunders' draft prospects will be diminished simply because of his size, as the Oklahoma senior wide receiver is... more

Chris Carlson/Associated Press Brett Hundley's decision whether to return to UCLA next season could be impacted by the future of Jim Mora. UCLA head coach Jim Mora couldn't get star quarterback Brett Hundley to commit to returning to school... more

Michael Yanow/NFL Ed Orgeron will be coaching elsewhere in 2014 after resigning from USC. Players at USC and Washington expressed shock and disappointment at the news that Steve Sarkisian has accepted the Trojans' head-coaching job and... more

Ted Warren / Associated Press Colorado WR Paul Richardson had 79 receptions for 1,289 yards and 10 TDs this season. Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson, one of the most explosive players in college football, announced Monday he will enter... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press UCLA's Myles Jack had 70 tackles as a linebacker and also rushed for 267 yards and seven touchdowns as a running back. Myles Jack of UCLA is the Pac-12 freshman of the year . That might not have been... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has accounted for 39 touchdowns in his first season as a starter. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty will return for his senior season , making the announcement Monday. "I will definitely... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Steve Sarkisian was an assistant coach at USC before becoming head coach at Washington. Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is heading home. Sarkisian has accepted the head coaching position at USC, athletic director... more

Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports Washington's Steve Sarkisian and Boise State's Chris Petersen reportedly received overtures from USC. With the push to hire interim coach Ed Orgeron all but gone after the Trojans' 35-14 loss to crosstown rival... more

November

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA head coach Jim Mora tried to goad quarterback Brett Hundley into announcing he would return next season in front of a national television audience after downing archrival USC, 35-14 , Saturday. Hundley would have none of it. "He... more

Matt Kartozian / USA Today Sports Arizona State RB D.J. Foster filled in for Marion Grice and rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Home is where the heart is this season for Arizona State, which has won all seven games at Sun Devil... more

LOS ANGELES -- USC junior wide receiver Marqise Lee will not make a decision on whether to enter the 2014 NFL Draft until after the Trojans' bowl game. Lee said he has not given any thought about whether he would return for his senior season, apart from... more

Hawaii running back Willis Wilson died Saturday morning of an apparent accidental drowning while swimming off an Oahu beach. He was 21. Week 14: Things we learned From Jeremy Gallon helping to revive Michigan's offense vs. Ohio State to David Fales... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports UCLA QB Brett Hundley helped the Bruins to a win over the rival Trojans. LOS ANGELES -- UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone came up with a novel way to address quarterback Brett Hundley's recent issues with... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Stanford LB Shayne Skov was a disruptive presence throughout Saturday's win over Notre Dame. Despite being located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the center of technological innovation, Stanford is a... more

Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports TCU's Jason Verrett is one of the top cornerbacks in college football. TCU cornerback Jason Verrett did what seemed to be impossible. He absolutely shut down explosive Baylor wide receiver Antwan Goodley,... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama came up short at Auburn despite WR Amari Cooper's huge day. A look at the top 10 performances by wide receivers from Week 14: 10. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt The key stats: 11 receptions for 125... more

The Civil War was supposed to provide some sort of clarity on whether Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is ready to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. So much for that. Mariota played as poorly as he had all season for long stretches of Friday's game... more

The much-anticipated duel between top senior quarterbacks Derek Carr and David Fales more than lived up to expectations, combining for 1,066 passing yards and 12 passing touchdowns in a wild 62-52 San Jose State win over Fresno State on Friday. With no... more

Joe Nicholson / USA Today Sports Washington RB Bishop Sankey rushed for 200 yards Friday against Washington State and has 1,825 yards this season. Washington running back Bishop Sankey broke the school single-season record for rushing yards... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Texas showed a new wrinkle by using defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat at middle linebacker Thursday. This Texas senior class is in danger of becoming the first in 24 years without winning at least a share of a... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton is enjoying a late-season surge. Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton is not going to match last season's production, even with the Territorial Cup against... more

Associated Press Derek Carr and David Fales will be on display for scouts in a key Fresno State-San Jose State matchup Friday. Black Friday is a day for shoppers searching for sales, so it shouldn't be a surprise that NFL scouts will be... more

Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports Utah LB Trevor Reilly is one of the top senior prospects in college football. Certain schools automatically bring to mind a position, a prototype. Penn State has a tradition of linebackers, USC its running... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC junior WR Marqise Lee has yet to make a decision about the 2014 NFL Draft. Tee Martin has seen firsthand what remaining in college for a senior season can do for an elite draft prospect. Martin was a... more

Tim Heitman / USA Today Sports Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro leads the Big 12 with 92 receptions this season. Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro isn't saying if he will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft just yet, but the Texas coaching staff has a few... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Stanford OL David Yankey has fifth-year eligibility because he played only two games as a true freshman. Stanford offensive lineman David Yankey is "good enough " to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft,... more

Matt Kartozian / USA TODAY Sports USC WR Marqise Lee has made quite an impression on UCLA head coach Jim Mora. The demeanor of USC wide receiver Marqise Lee is the exact opposite of what we saw from former Indianapolis Colts great Marvin... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro is not among the three finalists for this season's John Mackey Award. Sounds like Jace Amaro of Texas Tech is not pleased by being snubbed by the John Mackey Award, presented to the top... more

Wily Low/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota did not suffer a concussion in the Ducks' loss to Arizona on Saturday. There are no more questions about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's immediate future, so now the questions have turned... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Former Sooners WR Kenny Stills apparently is unhappy with Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma coaching staff. New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills is seemingly less than pleased with Oklahoma head coach... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press RB Damien Williams rushed for 18 touchdowns in 22 career games with Oklahoma. Oklahoma senior running back Damien Williams has been dismissed from the team, head coach Bob Stoops announced Monday . Williams... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas QB Davis Ash started just three games for the Longhorns this season. Texas quarterback David Ash will not play again this season because of a concussion, head coach Mack Brown announced Monday. 5 up, 5 down... more

Jaime Valdez/USA Today Sports Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks was held in check by Washington while the game was in doubt. There are empty statistics complied long after the game is in doubt, and then there is Oregon State's 69-27 debacle... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Myles Jack had a career-high 19 carries against Arizona State, but UCLA missed his presence on defense. UCLA freshman Myles Jack insisted he was a linebacker . Head coach Jim Mora laid out all the reasons it... more

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports QB Clint Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards in Oklahoma State's lopsided win over Baylor. Baylor ran into a trio of bad circumstances Saturday night: a bad run of injuries, bad ball security, and the bad... more

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Arizona State DE-LB Carl Bradford had eight tackles, one sack and an 18-yard interception return for TD vs. UCLA. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley doesn't have an internal clock. He has a sundial, and it... more

Tony Avelar/Associated Press Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery caught four TD passes and rushed for another score vs. Cal. A look at the top 10 performances by wide receivers from Week 13: 10. Tracy Moore, Oklahoma State The key... more

Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports Fresno State senior QB Derek Carr continues to rack up gaudy numbers. Fresno State clinched its spot in the Mountain West Conference championship game, as quarterback Derek Carr threw for a school-record seven... more

Ben Liebenberg / Associated Press USC WR Marqise Lee did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Colorado. USC wide receiver Marqise Lee will not play Saturday night at Colorado, the school announced. Lee did not travel with... more

Wily Low/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota's Heisman bid took another big hit on Saturday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will not be playing in the BCS national championship game, Rose Bowl, or Pac-12 championship game this... more

Ka'Deem Carey refused to even discuss the possibility that Saturday would be his last game at Arizona, but if it ends up being his swan song, there will be no finer note to exit on. Carey carried the ball a career-high 48 times for 206 yards and four... more

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Bob Stoops posted his 158th career win at Oklahoma, surpassing Barry Switzer. Defensive-minded coach Bob Stoops might not have been thrilled about how the first three quarters played out Saturday at Kansas State, but... more

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett racked up 278 receiving yards vs. Oklahoma. Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett had been described all season long as one the Big 12's most underrated players. Now... more

Jerome Miron / USA Today Sports Baylor left guard Cyril Richardson has helped the Bears average 300 rushing yards per game this season. It is going to be bone-chilling cold Saturday night in Stillwater, Okla., with temperatures in the 30s and... more

Throw it long or throw it short, Baylor wide receiver Antwan Goodley will take it the distance. Goodley has an unreal 16 receptions of 25 yards or longer this season. Five of his 11 touchdown receptions this season covered at least 61 yards. The... more

Timing is everything. Two games at running back in the span of six days were enough to get UCLA true freshman linebacker Myles Jack named one of five finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in college... more

USA TODAY Sports Ed Orgeron's quest to be coach of the Trojans has the man he replaced at USC as a supporter. Public sentiment is clearly with USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who is undefeated in five games of Pac-12 play after upsetting... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Safety Ahmad Dixon is a big name and big hitter for the underrated Baylor defense. Baylor defensive back K.J. Morton dropping Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell for a loss of one yard on 4th-and-goal from the... more

Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp is averaging 42.1 yads per punt in his senior season. Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Camp has been invited to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl. Van Der Camp has been one... more

The DNA of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found on the underwear of the woman who has accused him of sexual battery, ESPN.com reported Wednesday night. Florida's state crime lab determined that there is a one in 2.2 trillion chance that... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Texas Tech needs Dartwan Bush's presence off the edge to create favorable matchups elsewhere. Texas Tech defensive end Kerry Hyder has been active but not disruptive during the Red Raiders' four-game losing... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is still finding success, but a knee injury is hindering his mobility. The Heisman Trophy race might have turned on one moment. Before his injury, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota... more

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson might be nearing the end of his college career. Colorado's final home game of the season is Saturday vs. USC and, based on comments head coach Mike MacIntyre made Tuesday at... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will make his first career road start Saturday. The Oklahoma offense is going to take on a whole new look at Kansas State on Saturday, when the Sooners will have three new... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has electrified the Bruins as a running back in their last two games. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has rushed for five touchdowns on 19 career carries . What can he do for an encore? Not... more

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press California defensive tackle Deandre Coleman has been a bright spot on a battered defense. California first-year head coach Sonny Dykes admits his team needs to get bigger and stronger, especially on defense, where the... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Johnny Manziel is one 16 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The changing of the guard in Texas is reflected in the 16 semifinalists up for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award announced... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL UCLA offensive lineman Torian White has been suspended by the team indefinitely. UCLA offensive lineman Torian White was arrested Sunday on suspicion of sexual assault, the school confirmed in a statement. White was... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Utah QB Travis Wilson was found to have a neurological condition while being evaluated for a concussion. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson will be reevaluated in three months to determine if he could resume playing... more

Scott Sewell/USA TODAY Sports Left tackle Spencer Drango is a key cog in Baylor's explosive offense. Baylor is expected to be without starting left tackle Spencer Drango for the biggest game in school history this Saturday at Oklahoma State... more

AP Photo/Michael Thomas Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert has picked off six passes in 2013 after intercepting none last season. There is seemingly only one question NFL evaluators will have for Oklahoma State cornerback Justin... more

Gus Ruelas / Associated Press Ed Orgeron has led the Trojans to a 5-1 record since becoming USC's interim head coach. Ed Orgeron officially said Monday what his work on and off the field as USC interim head coach has been shouting for two... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Arizona State DE/OLB Carl Bradford's production has dipped this season. These aren't your same old dysfunctional Sun Devils. Not even a sideline shouting match between head coach Todd Graham and top pass rusher... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Texas Tech junior Jace Amaro has 92 receptions for 1,157 yards this season. Texas Tech junior Jace Amaro is one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award , presented to the top tight end in college football.... more

Chris Nicoll / USA TODAY Sports Utah Utes QB Travis Wilson might have played his last snap of football. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson will not play again this season because of a pre-existing neurological condition that could end his career,... more

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports Auburn WR Ricardo Louis' game-winning catch will get very strong Play of the Year consideration. A look at the top 10 performances by wide receivers from Week 12: 10. Isiah Myers, Washington State The key... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Trent Murphy wreaked havoc on USC, accounting for two sacks in defeat. LOS ANGELES -- Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason made one mistake against USC. He didn't let slot cornerback Usua Amanam jam... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Interim coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after USC upset Stanford, 20-17, on Saturday. LOS ANGELES -- Someone at USC is trying to prepare fans and players for the possibility that interim head coach Ed Orgeron -- the... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC wide receiver Marqise Lee celebrates after catching a two-point conversion against Stanford. LOS ANGELES -- Not even an hour earlier, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee had to be helped off the field by two... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney rushed for 158 yards and two TDs in a 20-17 loss to USC. LOS ANGELES -- It came down to a matter of will. USC, specifically its defensive line, refused to kowtow to Stanford, and... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty accounted for five touchdowns in a 63-34 win over Texas Tech. Baylor was forced to use a whole host of backups at the offensive skill positions Saturday night, but who could really tell the... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press USC's Andre Heidari made a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to lift the Trojans past Stanford, 20-17. LOS ANGELES -- It was a heavyweight fight between Stanford and USC on Saturday night at the Los... more

Michael Thomas / Associated Press Oklahoma State QB Clint Chelf rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-13 win over Texas on Saturday. Texas knew what was coming and still couldn't stop it. Oklahoma State used the same... more

AP Photo/Orlin Wagner Kansas running back James Sims ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns as the Jayhawks beat West Virginia. Anyone that has seen running back James Sims thrive in spite of the mess that has been Kansas football over the... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- The UCLA defense pulled double duty, accounting for five offensive touchdowns -- four by freshman sensation Myles Jack -- four turnovers and a turnover on downs to put away Washington 41-31 at the Rose Bowl on Friday night. Jack ran... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- Washington quarterback Keith Price suffered a right shoulder injury during a 41-31 loss at UCLA on Friday, but Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian did not immediately know the exact nature of the injury. "He's hurt," Sarkisian said.... more

Rick Boemer / Associated Press Utah QB Travis Wilson's up-and-down season includes a win over Stanford and 16 turnovers in the Utes' five losses. Utah starting quarterback Travis Wilson will not play at Oregon on Saturday because of a... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Sonny Dykes has had a rough first season as head coach of Cal, which is 1-9 heading into Saturday's game vs. Colorado. California has suspended an unidentified football player indefinitely for his role in a... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press USC RB Javorius Allen has rushed for 268 yards and scored six touchdowns in his last two games. All USC running back Javorius Allen needed was a chance. Buried on the depth chart under former head coach Lane... more

Being put on the defensive did not work out well for the Texas defense. The ground game and notably use of the quarterback as a ball carrier absolutely befuddled the Longhorns, especially its defensive ends Jackson Jeffcoat and Cedric Reed, in losses to... more

There is no reasonable or defensible explanation for opponents to keep kicking off to Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert. Yet they keep doing it, as Kansas allowed the senior to pick up his sixth-career kick-return touchdown last week to claim the... more

UCLA linebackers Anthony Barr and Myles Jack took turns getting tackled at Arizona. The difference was Jack was moonlighting on offense , while Barr was getting mauled by the Wildcats offensive line. At least that is the explanation Bruins head coach... more

Gus Ruelas/Associated Press USC defensive Leonard Williams is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday. USC will need all hands on deck to have a shot at limiting Stanford's bruising offense, but two of the Trojans' most important... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor's Art Briles is the mastermind behind the nation's No. 1 scoring offense. Baylor head coach Art Briles has been discussed as a potential candidate to take over as head coach at Texas , USC , and even in... more

Has Marqise Lee gone from Heisman Trophy candidate to just another player? That's exactly what has happened under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, and the Trojans seem to be all the better for it. "You know what is kind of cool? Marqise is just another... more

Brody Schmidt / Associated Press Kansas State DE Ryan Mueller is tied for the national lead in sacks this season with 10.5. Of all the candidates to be leading college football in sacks with four weeks left in the regular season, Kansas State... more

It is a quarterback's world, as 10 of the 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award are signal-callers, including Florida State freshman sensation Jameis Winston and Alabama stalwart AJ McCarron. The other quarterbacks to make... more

AP Photo/Paul Connors Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla is very talented, but character concerns could impact this draft status. Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla opted out of a drug treatment program in a hearing Wednesday and could be... more

Jason Redmond/Associated Press Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill has been cleared to practice but is not expected to play in a game this season. Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill is already thinking about the 2014 college football season,... more

Eric Risberg / Associated Press USC DB Josh Shaw has thrived since Ed Orgeron became the Trojans' interim head coach. The next USC head coach better be ready to hit the ground running. Not only will Lane Kiffin's replacement have to recruit... more

There is a difference of opinion in the UCLA locker room as to which running back is better. Bruins freshman linebacker Myles Jack -- certainly qualified to render an opinion after earning Pac-12 offensive player of the week honors after rushing for 120... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press Oregon State's Brandin Cooks has been held to 80 and 88 yards in his last two games. He averages 149.3 this year. Arizona State safety Alden Darby's 46-yard interception return for a touchdown against USC may... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty has thrown 21 touchdowns against one interception this season. Quarterback Bryce Petty will be starting in an NFL stadium for the first time this Saturday when Baylor faces Texas Tech on... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion threw three interceptions in last week's 31-14 loss to USC. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion picked a bad time to look like, well, Sean Mannion. Before last week, Mannion had... more

Bold proclamations did not work out well for Oregon last week, but quarterback Marcus Mariota made a declaration Monday that should be a little bit easier to live up to, announcing that he would play against Utah in spite of a knee injury. Asked if... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press UCLA freshman LB Myles Jack is making a case for a significant role on offense. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack knows how to tackle UCLA running back Myles Jack, which is one of the main reasons the true freshman... more

Michael Yanow / NFL Utah QB Travis Wilson has thrown six INTs and completed only 31.8 percent of his passes in his last three games. With Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech and Stephen Morris of Miami set to graduate, both college football fans... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Johnathan Gray was on pace to become Texas' first 1,000-yard rusher since Jamaal Charles in 2007 . Texas has lost top running back Johnathan Gray and defensive tackle Chris Whaley to season-ending injuries that... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Baylor wide receiver Tevin Reese's eight receiving touchdowns this season covered an average of 54 yards. How does a traditional doormat fare when it loses its best offensive lineman, top running back, and... more

Gary Kazanjian / Associated Press Fresno State safety Derron Smith had an interception and helped limit Wyoming QB Brett Smith to 141 passing yards. What was supposed to be perhaps the last significant test for Fresno State before the... more

Casey Sapio / USA Today Sports UCLA linebacker Myles Jack rushed six times for 120 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown, Saturday vs. Arizona. Is it really possible that UCLA's best player is not quarterback Brett Hundley or All-Everything... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham broke out with four touchdown catches vs. Kentucky. A look at the top 10 performances by wide receivers from Week 11: (Reflects all games that have gone final as of 11 p.m. ET;... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press USC wide receiver Nelson Agholar had a pair of long punt returns for touhdowns vs. Cal. Scoreboard watching is going to be in vogue over the final month of Pac-12 play, and resurgent USC is going to be at the... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Tight end Jace Amaro hasn't said for sure whether he will leave for the draft or return to Texas Tech. If Saturday was the last home game tight end Jace Amaro plays at Texas Tech, it was anything but a pleasant... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma State junior WR Josh Stewart is a key weapon on offense and special teams. Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Stewart suffered an apparent left foot injury in the Cowboys' game against Kansas on Saturday.... more

Gus Ruelas/Associated Press USC defensive end Leonard Williams has a team-high 11 tackles for loss this season. USC will be without star defensive end Leonard Williams for its game at California on Saturday. Williams was limited all week... more

Kelley L. Cox / USA Today Sports Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney had a school-record 45 of the team's 66 carries, and the Cardinal controlled the ball for 42:34 vs. Oregon. STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford head coach David Shaw knew the question as... more

Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Josh Mauro and the Stanford defensive line kept Oregon's explosive offense in check. STANFORD, Calif. -- Looking like the fourth Hanson brother, Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov walked into the tiny interview room... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press A hobbled Marcus Mariota could not lead Oregon past Stanford. STANFORD, Calif. -- Of all the "what ifs" Oregon will be asking in the wake of its 26-20 loss at Stanford on Thursday night, the biggest will... more

Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Tyler Gaffney benefited from a Cardinal O-line that dominated at the line of scrimmage against Oregon. STANFORD, Calif. -- There was a Heisman Trophy-worthy performance delivered Thursday night at Stanford... more

STANFORD, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota has been nothing short of remarkable since taking the starting quarterback position for Oregon as a redshirt freshman last season. The only blemish for Mariota and the Ducks in that span was the 17-14 overtime loss last... more

STANFORD, Calif. -- Representatives from at least 21 NFL teams are in attendance at Stanford Stadium to get a close look at the NFL prospects that will take the field when No. 3 Oregon faces No. 5 Stanford on Thursday night. At least six general... more

Ben Liebenberg/Associated Press USC outside linebacker Morgan Breslin posted eight tackles for loss in six games this season. USC linebacker Morgan Breslin will miss the rest of the regular season, interim head coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.... more

While the focus will be on Ducks redshirt sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota and Cardinal redshirt senior linebackers Trent Murphy and Shayne Skov, here is a look at some of the other top senior draft prospects that will be in action Thursday night on... more

Skepticism has been the one constant at Baylor under head coach Art Briles. Skepticism that a long-time high school coach could make his offense work in the Big 12, that the Bears could replace Robert Griffin III, that they could ever truly compete for... more

It is easy to forget there was a serious debate over the best pro prospect at quarterback in the Pac-12, a legitimate three-man race, when the 2013 college football season started. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was arguably at the back of the pack... more

AP Photo / Dave Martin Alabama head coach Nick Saban is eyeing a third consecutive BCS championship. Here we go again. The agent for Alabama head coach Nick Saban told two representatives of Texas that Saban would only consider leaving the... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press TCU senior Jason Verrett is one of the top defensive backs in college football. TCU is playing out what can only be characterized as a lost season. Only a three-game winning streak to close out the schedule,... more

AP Photo / Ben Liebenberg A hip injury continues to sideline senior USC outside linebacker Morgan Breslin. In a season of upheaval and turmoil at USC, the one thing it has been able to rely on is its defense and, more specifically, its front... more

There has never been a better time for Stanford football. Ranked fifth in the BCS standings, the Cardinal host No. 3 Oregon on Thursday night in what is arguably the biggest home game in school history. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the... more

Harry Cabluck / Associated Press Texas' new AD will face pressure from Longhorns fans to deliver better results in short order. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has agreed to take the same position at Texas , multiple media... more

Oregon scored 42 points or more in all but two games last season, the exceptions being a 35-point performance in a Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State and a 14-point performance in a loss to Stanford, a game that denied the Ducks the Pac-12 North and a... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Longhorns DT Chris Whaley has returned a fumble and an interception for a touchdown in the last three weeks. When Chris Whaley was in high school, scoring two touchdowns in a span of three games would be a cause... more

Stanford head coach David Shaw said Monday he is proud of former Cardinal offensive tackle Jonathan Martin for shedding light on the acts of bullying committed by Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, including the use of a racial slur and threats of... more

Oregon fans are selling shirts with three simple words: "We Want Bama ." Ducks offensive lineman Andre Yruretagoyena took to Twitter on Monday with his own statement for those fans, which can also be summed up in three words: Cool it, folks. Saying... more

Stanford defensive end Henry Anderson will play against Oregon on Thursday night, a welcome return that could offset the loss of Ben Gardner to a season-ending injury. Week 10: Things we learned From Jadeveon Clowney coming up empty again vs.... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery will likely face a big test from Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on Thursday. Dismiss Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery's physicality at your own peril. Montgomery may... more

A look at the top 10 performances by wide receivers from Week 10: 10. Joshua Sanford, Virginia Tech The key stats: Six receptions for 171 yards in a loss at Boston College The buzz: Hardly anything went right for the Hokies in a devastating loss... more

Ed Szczepanski / USA Today Sports Fresno State WR Josh Harper had 17 receptions for 253 yards and two touchdowns vs. Nevada. Just when it looked like Fresno State was headed for more of the late-night drama that as become the trademark of... more

Reese Strickland / USA Today Sports Oklahoma State QB Clint Chelf scored on runs of 67 and 8 yards in the third quarter vs. Texas Tech. J.W. Walsh was supposed to be Oklahoma Stateâ??s running quarterback. Anyone who watched the Cowboys'... more

Colorado made a bit of history against UCLA on Saturday night, holding the Bruins' All-America outside linebacker Anthony Barr without a tackle for loss for the first time in his college career. Week 10: Things we learned From Jadeveon Clowney coming... more

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill UCLA QB Brett Hundley played much better on Saturday vs. Colorado after two poor outings. Now that's more like it, Brett Hundley. The UCLA quarterback bounced back from two disastrous performances to throw for 273... more

California hasn't had much to cheer about this season under new head coach Sonny Dykes, but a remarkable one-handed touchdown catch from redshirt freshman wide receiver Kenny Lawler against Arizona certainly qualifies. A diving Lawler extended his left... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports USC wide receiver Marqise Lee (left) celebrates with Nelson Agholor after scoring a touchdown. It didn't take long for wide receiver Marqise Lee to remind everyone how good he can be, catching a 71-yard touchdown on... more

Greg Trott / Associated Press Barry Switzer said Baylor coach Art Briles would be capable of turning Texas back into a powerhouse. Barry Switzer has never been shy about expressing himself. So when it comes to the question of the best job in... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly threw five TD passes and also scored twice on the ground Thursday vs. Washington State. With Brett Hundley of UCLA and Kevin Hogan of Stanford in what can only be... more

October

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley hasn't performed up to his normally high standards in his last two games. What's wrong with UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley? The redshirt sophomore has looked like anything but a... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press A Regional Combine played a key role in Colts linebacker Josh McNary's pursuit of an NFL career. The NFL is set to expand its Regional Combine program in 2014, holding 14 events in 10 cities next February... more

No school is better prepared to celebrate Halloween than Oregon State, with its orange and black uniforms, penchant for unpredictable fog and stormy weather, and personal house of horrors in Reser Stadium. But USC may have its own tricks in store for... more

John Rieger / USA Today Sports Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin had an interception and fumble recovery in last week's win over Texas Tech. Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin had his best performance of the season to knock off unbeaten Texas Tech,... more

There are serious concerns about former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla's off-the-field behavior. On the field, there is no doubting Lyerla, as Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich said on the College Football 24/7 Podcast . "He is a phenomenal athlete, and... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Arizona State senior Marion Grice has scored 18 touchdowns in seven games this season. Arizona State running back Marion Grice is the catalyst of the best red-zone offense in the Pac-12, but Sun Devils head... more

USC's Ed Orgeron knows defensive linemen, working with the likes of Warren Sapp, Cortez Kennedy, Russell Maryland, Shaun Cody and Jurrell Casey in stints as an assistant coach at Miami and with the Trojans. With that pedigree, Orgeron's declaration... more

The skepticism associated with the dramatic rise of Oregon football -- the Ducks are all style, no substance ; merely beneficiaries of their ties to Nike and its deep-pocketed founder Phil Knight -- has largely been erased. Week 9: Things we learned... more

Paul Connors / Associated Press Colt Lyerla, who was arrested last week for cocaine possession, hopes to attend a drug treatment program. Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla is trying to prepare himself for the NFL, on and off the field.... more

Anyone associated with Oregon knows what Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can do. After all, Newton capped his remarkable single-season career at Auburn by leading the Tigers to a 22-19 win over Chip Kelly's Ducks to win the 2011 BCS National... more

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner's season is over because of a torn pectoral muscle. Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle, head coach... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has been pushed by coach Mark Helfrich to be a more vocal leader this season. Most quarterbacks would go out of their way to demand a personal foul penalty for a late hit. Oregon... more

Texas Tech / Under Armour Texas Tech's special uniforms Saturday will have the motto "Never Quit" across the back of the jerseys. Texas Tech will host more than 400 Purple Heart recipients for its Nov. 9 home game against Kansas State. Week... more

Todd Williamson / Invision / Associated Press Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, came away impressed with Oregon after his visit Saturday. Oregon had center stage on Saturday for its 42-14 win over UCLA , with the popular ESPN... more

Justin Hayworth / Associated Press Oklahoma State RB Desmond Roland rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns Saturday vs. Iowa State. It's like the setup for a joke. How unknown is Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland? So unknown that... more

David Smith/Associated Press Oliver Luck appears to be the favorite to be named the next athletic director at Texas. West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the same position at Texas,... more

If you didn't have a rooting interest in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions game, watching Calvin Johnson put up 329 receiving yards in the 31-30 thriller was a chance to see an artist at his finest. If you did have a rooting interest, it was an... more

Wily Low / Associated Press Ka'Deem Carey continues to cross the century mark in rushing yardage. At a certain point, there's just not much more you can add when discussing certain players. You know what they are going to do on a weekly... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Washington RB Bishop Sankey rushed for a career-high 241 yards and two touchdowns vs. California. At the intersection where outstanding and horrendous meet, you will find Washington running back Bishop... more

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today Sports Fresno State QB Derek Carr went 35-of-57 for 298 yards and two touchdowns vs. San Diego State on Saturday. If Fresno State is going to bust the BCS in its final year of existence, the Bulldogs are... more

Steven Bisig / USA Today Sports Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was sacked eight times and finished with 271 passing yards Saturday vs. Stanford. Stanford survived a goal-line stand to defeat Oregon State, 20-12, on Saturday to set up what might... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Washington WR Kasen Williams left Saturday's game vs. California with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. Washington got back on track by throttling California on Saturday night, but it came at a heavy price... more

It's a good news-bad news situation for UCLA. Good news? Quarterback Brett Hundley looks like he will be back in blue and gold next season. Bad news? It took a second consecutive deflating defeat to confirm that assessment, this time a 42-14 loss at... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma's Trey Millard, No. 48 on Gil Brandt's Hot 100, injured his knee in the fourth quarter vs. Texas Tech. Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Sooners' 38-30 win... more

It was not the flashy or dominant performance that has become the standard for quarterback Marcus Mariota this season, but he was efficient and avoided turnovers, setting the stage for Oregon to pull away in a 42-14 win over UCLA behind its rushing attack... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma's Jalen Saunders' 76-yard TD catch against Texas Tech highlighted one of Week 9's top games by a WR. A look at the top 12 pass-catching performances from Week 9: 12. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt WR... more

Gus Ruelas / Associated Press USC sophomore WR Nelson Agholor scored the game's only touchdown, a 30-yard catch in the first quarter. Using everything but scotch tape and rubber bands to hold its injury-depleted team together, the USC defense... more

Will the last available USC scholarship skill-position player please turn out the lights? The Trojans are staring down the possibility of playing against Utah on Saturday without a single scholarship pass catcher. Star wide receiver Marqise Lee is out,... more

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will be available to play this week, head coach Gary Patterson announced Thursday, potentially offering a much-needed boost to one of the worst offenses in college football. Pachall suffered a broken forearm in the Horned... more

Stanford will be without wide receiver Devon Cajuste for its crucial game at Oregon State on Saturday, Cardinal head coach David Shaw said Thursday. Cajuste suffered a right knee injury in the 24-10 win over UCLA last week, but avoided significant... more

Putting up 33 tackles, 10 tackles for loss with two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in seven games is fantastic production, especially for an interior lineman. For Kerry Hyder of unbeaten Texas Tech, however, those totals pale in... more

Battered California should be the perfect get-well game for Washington, and Huskies quarterback Keith Price is apparently feeling well enough to face a defense allowing 44.4 points and 525 yards per game. Price, dealing with an injured thumb on his... more

Where exactly does the returning De'Anthony Thomas fit into the Oregon offense? Sophomore running back Byron Marshall has rushed for at least 112 yards in each of the last four games, including the win over California on Sept. 28, when Thomas sprained... more

Todd Williamson / Invision / Associated Press Cordell Broadus, who is the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has scholarship offers from USC, UCLA, LSU, and Notre Dame. As the son of rapper Snoop Dogg and as a highly regarded recruit in the Class of... more

If this isn't rock bottom for California football, it's hard to wonder what could be worse. The Golden Bears are 1-6, allowing the second-most points per game in all of the FBS with an injury-riddled defense , and haven't beaten an opponent from the top... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC For all the great work Mike Leach did as head coach at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders were in the thick of the Big 12 title race only once, and that 2008 push ended with a 65-21 loss at... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Heisman Trophy implications abound across the Pac-12 on Saturday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to stay ahead of the pack in a marquee matchup with UCLA outside linebacker... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press USC RB Justin Davis had a team-high six rushing touchdowns and was second with 361 rushing yards. USC, already shackled by the ramifications of NCAA-imposed scholarship reductions, continues to be ravaged by... more

Nick Wass / Associated Press Robert Griffin III helped Baylor score 45.3 points per game in his 2011 Heisman-winning season. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III elevated the profile of Baylor football to unprecedented heights... more

AP Photo / Tony Avelar Oregon State junior DE Scott Crichton is among the Pac-12's most disruptive defenders. The Oregon State defense was lambasted for the first month of the season. After all, the Beavers gave up 49 points in a... more

Winning at Autzen Stadium, a cauldron of noise and vitriol that would normally be associated with a crowd twice the size of its listed capacity of 54,000, is an enormous challenge for opponents. UCLA will apparently try to do so starting three true... more

There is at least one NFL scout holding off on declaring Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota a franchise player . A conversation with UCLA head coach Jim Mora might be all that scout needs to change his mind. Mora, the former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Arizona State DT Will Sutton had three solo tackles for loss and a sack last week against Washington. Through the first six games of this season, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton was looking like... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 17 receptions for 205 yards and four TDs in five games this season. A dominant tight end should be the quick fix for a struggling passing offense, right? Things we... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota committed his first two turnovers of the season last week against Washington State. How good is Marcus Mariota? The Oregon quarterback has been outstanding this season, vaulting to the... more

Bob Stanton / USA Today Sports Stanford safety Jordan Richards had two interceptions and 10 tackles in the Cardinal's 24-10 win against UCLA. WESTWOOD, Calif. -- Even as the focus shifted from UCLA's 24-10 loss at Stanford to this week's... more

Associated Press USC WR Marqise Lee and South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney have struggled to meet sky-high expectations this season. USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney have plenty in common, so it... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas has missed the Ducks' last three games since spraining his ankle against California. Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas returned to practice Monday and indicated he would... more

LM Otero/Associated Press QB Case McCoy will make his third consecutive start when the Longhorns face TCU on Saturday. Texas sits atop the Big 12 standings, but is a slight underdog for its game at TCU, and Longhorns quarterback Case McCoy... more

A crushing dose of reality has hit USC, with a spate of injuries during the 14-10 loss at Notre Dame undoing the positive feelings engendered in the last three weeks by interim head coach Ed Orgeron. The Trojans will be without tight ends Xavier... more

Dean Hare / Associated Press Connor Halliday broke a passing record that was held by current Saints QB Drew Brees. Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti was furious Saturday night, but it had nothing to do with what his defense did or did... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Bryce Petty helped Baylor throw another 70-burger up on the scoreboard vs. Iowa State. In a Big 12 Conference that has been synonymous with wide-open offenses for more than a decade, it shouldn't be a surprise... more

Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks had a career-high 232 receiving yards against California. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion and wide receiver Brandin Cooks continued to combine for prolific passing... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn't going to go through an entire season without turning the ball over, so his two lost fumbles against Washington State do not mean some sort of dramatic collapse is coming. What is dramatic is that Mariota... more

Matt York/Associated Press Arizona State runnnig back Marion Grice has scored 18 touchdowns this season. All of the momentum Washington built up in losses to Stanford and Oregon was blown away in the desert wind in a crushing 53-24 loss at... more

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee's return to action was a brief one, as the electric junior missed most of the second half of the Trojans' 14-10 loss at intersectional rival Notre Dame. Lee caught two passes for 18 yards in the first half, showing his... more

Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports UCLA QB Brett Hundley was unable to get on track in Saturday's loss to Stanford. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley hoped Saturday's game at Stanford would vault him to the forefront of the Heisman Trophy race and... more

UCLA's strength on defense is a group of athletic, versatile linebackers with the skill set necessary to defend spread offenses, highlighted by Anthony Barr. Stanford, however, turned that strength into a weakness by forcing the Bruins to play almost... more

Take a bow, Kodi Whitfield. Whitfield made an unreal touchdown catch in Stanford's 24-10 win over UCLA, reaching up with his right hand with Bruins cornerback Ishmael Adams draped all over him to make the go-ahead grab midway through the third quarter.... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here is what we learned in the Pac-12 on Saturday: 1. Stanford gets back to basics After getting ripped all week for throwing the ball on the last two plays of the loss at Utah, Cardinal head... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are some observations from the Big 12 action on Saturday: 1. Josh Stewart brings the beauty in an ugly game With eight turnovers and utterly incompetent quarterback play from both teams, the... more

Chris Jackson / Associated Press Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro continued to dominate in Saturday's win over West Virginia. Jace Amaro is entering rarified air at Texas Tech, as the junior tight end joined Michael Crabtree on Saturday as the... more

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has signed with an agent, solidifying his intent to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Lyerla will be represented by XL Sports, according to Bleacher Report , a decision that comes less than two weeks after the junior withdrew... more

The pressure will be on UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley at Stanford on Saturday, from both the aggressive Cardinal defensive front and an offensive game plan that will almost certainly be without Bruins running back Jordon James for the second consecutive... more

The Pac-12 has been staring enviously at the SEC for years. During its heyday under Pete Carroll, USC never faced college football's preeminent conference in a bowl game, and Oregon came up just short against Cam Newton and Auburn in the 2011 BCS... more

Need another reminder of how topsy-turvy the Big 12 has been and will be this season? All but one of the five biggest disappointments -- injured TCU defensive end Devonte Fields -- could stage a dramatic revival before it comes to an end. Heck, a Texas... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC A surprising loss at Utah took some of the luster off of the UCLA-Stanford game, but also made it even more critical for the Cardinal. With Oregon in dominant form and Oregon State... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Where do Oklahoma State and Texas Tech really fit in the jumbled Big 12 race? This Saturday should give a good indication, with early starts against quality defenses set to test... more

Wherever motivation is needed, Ray Lewis will be there. The two-time Super Bowl champion and seven-time All-Pro linebacker delivered one of his trademark fiery pep talks to the USC Trojans on Tuesday ahead of their game at rival Notre Dame. "I... more

For those of you just now jumping on the Marcus Mariota bandwagon, what took you so long ? Things we learned in Week 7 From Johnny Manziel's heroics in a thriller at Ole Miss to Marcus Mariota's dismantling of Washington, here are 37 things we... more

Paul Spinelli/Associated Press Contrary to a report, former Bears head coach Lovie Smith has not been interviewed for the USC job. Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith was not interviewed by USC to discuss its head-coaching vacancy,... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Sooners DT Jordan Phillips, a key member of OU's new 3-3-5 defense, will have back surgery Tuesday. Oklahoma will be without defensive tackle Jordan Phillips for the rest of the season, dealing a major blow... more

Gary A. Vasquez / USA Today Sports UCLA QB Brett Hundley went 31 of 41 for 410 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions Saturday. For UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, grading his performance in the 37-10 win over California on Saturday... more

Russ Isabella / USA TODAY Sports Utah running back Bubba Poole's tough running helped the Utes stun Stanford on Saturday. Stanford had built its identity on controlling the line of scrimmage. Utah turned that formula on its head to secure its... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Wide receiver Ty Montgomery was one of the few bright spots for Stanford in a 27-21 loss to Utah. 1. Stanford stumbles on the road The Cardinal might be... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Johnathan Gray rushed for 123 yards against Oklahoma as Texas remained in the hunt for the Big 12 title. Here are some observations from the Big 12... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has accounted for 25 touchdowns so far this season. Marcus Mariota didn't just put himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation Saturday. Oregon's dynamic dual-threat quarterback may... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press QB Bryce Petty threw for three TDs and ran for one to help keep Baylor undefeated. Baylor faced its first real adversity this season and still came out on top, using three Bryce Petty touchdown passes to hold off... more

AP Photo / LM Otero Texas DT Chris Whaley's touchdown helped spark the Longhorns' upset of Oklahoma on Saturday. It was a great day for Texas runners, on both sides of the ball. Running backs Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown each topped 100... more

Lane Kiffin said all the right things Saturday in his first interview since being fired as USC head coach. Kiffin defended his tenure with the Trojans that ended five games into his fourth season, again pointing to a limited roster because of... more

LOS ANGELES -- Ed Orgeron's first game as USC interim head coach was a perfect summation of the circumstances that brought him to that position: drama followed by relief and exuberance. Taking over after the dramatic firing of Lane Kiffin, Orgeron has... more

LOS ANGELES -- It was both a damning indictment of former USC head coach Lane Kiffin's offensive philosophy and a reflection of wide receiver Nelson Agholor's immense talent when the sophomore gutted Arizona's secondary for catches of 62 and 39 yards in... more

LOS ANGELES -- Here are some notes and observations from USC's 38-31 win over Arizona on Thursday night: » Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 138 yards, his eighth consecutive game with 100 or more rushing yards dating back to last season,... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press California CB Stefan Mcclure, a redshirt sophomore, missed all of last season after tearing his ACL, MCL and meniscus. California redshirt sophomore cornerback Stefan McClure will miss the rest of the season... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has again denied interest in the USC job. Don James was the head coach at Washington for 18 seasons, winning a national championship in 1991 to earn everlasting admiration... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Oregon and Stanford face their most significant road tests so far this season, going on the road to face Washington and Utah in pursuit of breakthrough conference wins. Taking... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC With an early slate of games, the Big 12 will allow everyone plenty of time Saturday night to either wax rhapsodic about the end of Texas head coach Mack Brown or wonder how in... more

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports TCU DE Devonte Fields followed up an impressive freshman season with a disappointing 2013 campaign. TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is closing the books on a disastrous 2013 and will undergo season-ending foot... more

Depending on how this season plays out for Baylor and its captivating redshirt junior running back Lache Seastrunk, Nov. 17, 2012 could be remembered as the turning point. That was the night the Bears ambushed Kansas State, ranked No. 1 in the BCS at... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah tight end Jake Murphy is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing wrist surgery. Utah tight end Jake Murphy underwent wrist surgery Tuesday and head coach Kyle Whittingham indicated Murphy... more

It's all or nothing for injured Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas, who said Wednesday he would be either playing at 100 percent against Washington or not playing at all. Based on what Thomas told the school's official website, the latter seems to... more

If USC is to win the first game of the post-Lane Kiffin era, it likely will come without two of its top players. Wide receiver Marqise Lee and outside linebacker Morgan Breslin are doubtful to play against Arizona on Thursday night, interim head coach Ed... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press California DE Brennan Scarlett is one of five projected defensive starters out with an injury. To say California's starting defense bears little resemblance to the unit it hoped to field coming into the... more

USC has hired veteran defensive line coach Pete Jenkins, adding another full-time assistant on defense. With Ed Orgeron taking over as interim head coach after the firing of Lane Kiffin, the Trojans had just two coaches on that side of the ball in... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Longhorns WR Mike Davis was flagged for a personal foul for his low block against Iowa State on Saturday. Texas wide receiver Mike Davis hopes the second time is the charm, apologizing once again Tuesday for the... more

George Nikitin / Associated Press Stanford's David Shaw took exception to accusations that his players faked injuries last week vs. Washington. Stanford head coach David Shaw asked to make a rare opening statement on the Pac-12 weekly... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press With a search for a new athletic director at Texas, Mack Brown's future is growing more uncertain. The Texas athletic department has enough palace intrigue to fill a couple episodes of "Scandal," with its... more

Kyle Terada / USA Today Sports USC athletic director Pat Haden said he was surprised when Tony Dungy said he was contacted by the school. Just when the USC coaching situation couldn't get more bizarre or captivating after the firing of Lane... more

Oklahoma and Texas will wear special uniforms inspired by the Golden Hat trophy awarded to the winning team. Texas and Oklahoma will wear special gold-accented uniforms this Saturday for the 108th installment of the Red River Rivalry.... more

Orlin Wagner / Associated Press Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro has at least eight receptions in his last four games. Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield's availability for Saturday's game against Iowa State is uncertain, but with the way... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Texas wide receiver Mike Davis isn't sorry for his low block on Iowa State defender Deon Broomfield. Texas wide receiver Mike Davis apparently doesn't know when to stop, on or off the field. Davis, who... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Tony Dungy says that he has no interest in taking the USC coaching job. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy was contacted to gauge his interest in the USC job, but Dungy is "not interested" in a... more

Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla, one of the most talented players at the position in all of college football, has shockingly withdrawn from school five games into his junior season. Lyerla did not play in the Ducks' win at Colorado on Saturday, serving a... more

Mark D. Smith / USA TODAY Sports Corey Nelson had been one of the most consistent performers in Oklahoma's new defense. Red River Rivalry week had not yet begun, but Oklahoma was already feeling pretty good about its chances of defeating Texas... more

The essence of Stanford football can be summed up in its favorite Twitter hashtag, #partyinthebackfield, and the Cardinal linebackers were having one enormous shindig in Saturday's 31-28 win over the Washington Huskies. Outside linebackers Trent Murphy... more

Cary Edmondson / USA Today Sports Stanford's Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards Saturday, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Stanford's lack of a difference-maker at wide receiver had been a glaring issue even as the... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Arizona State running back Marion Grice needs to step up his game if he wants to impress scouts. The book is out on Arizona State: contain running back Marion Grice and the Sun Devils look to be decidedly... more

Jose Yau / Associated Press Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against West Virginia. If Baylor's Big 12 Conference opener against West Virginia was supposed to be a measuring stick, the Bears... more

Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Oregon QB Marcus Mariota accounted for seven touchdowns in the Ducks' win over Colorado. It doesn't matter how Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota starts a game. The Ducks' sensational redshirt sophomore showed that... more

The Big 12 issued public reprimands Saturday to Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads and Texas wide receiver Mike Davis. Rhoads made critical remarks about the officials, specifically their no-call on UT running back Johnathan Gray's fumble at the goal... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Utah QB Travis Wilson showed some of his inexperience against UCLA on Thursday, throwing six interceptions. 1. Stanford survives a classic There's no... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are some observations from the Big 12 action on Saturday: 1. Baylor is the real deal Baylor's offense is just remarkable. If Art Briles really wanted to, the Bears could have and would have... more

Kansas wide receiver/running back Tony Pierson suffered a concussion at the end of a spectacular 39-yard catch-and-run against Texas Tech on Saturday. Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis said it was reasonable to expect Pierson to miss several games... more

California continues to be ravaged by injuries , announcing the loss of two more starters just before the start of its game against Washington State on Saturday. Things we learned From Georgia's thrilling Aaron Murray-led win to Jameis Winston's... more

Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield suffered a right knee injury on the final play of the third quarter Saturday at Kansas. Mayfield immediately grabbed his knee after Jayhawks linebacker Schyler Miles rolled into the walk-on true freshman... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press QB Case McCoy will start at quarterback when Texas faces Oklahoma next week. Texas will be without quarterback David Ash for next week's rivalry game against Oklahoma, the school announced Saturday . Case... more

There aren't enough synonyms left in the thesaurus to describe UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr . He is explosive, fast, physical and disruptive, as Barr demonstrated at Utah on Thursday night. He delivered three tackles for loss with two sacks in... more

UCLA knew long ago that outside linebacker Anthony Barr was its defensive cornerstone, but the Bruins might have identified their next crop of leaders on that side of the ball in their 34-27 win at Utah on Thursday night. Barr was his usual disruptive... more

It might be time to call Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads the Hulk because Big 12 officials definitely don't want to see him when he is angry. Rhoads unleashed Gamma radiation rage Thursday night on officials for the non-call that cost the Cyclones a... more

Texas is atop the Big 12 standings, but it can't feel very good about itself heading into its rivalry game against Oklahoma next week after barely outlasting Iowa State, 31-30, Thursday. The Longhorns' limitations on both sides of the ball were exposed... more

Cary Edmondson / USA Today Sports Cal freshman QB Jared Goff was benched last week vs. Oregon after losing two first-quarter fumbles. After getting a quick hook last Saturday, true freshman Jared Goff remains California's starting quarterback... more

USC needs all the help it can get, so the return of running back Silas Redd is certainly welcome news. Redd missed the Trojans' first five games because of a knee injury he suffered during spring practice. After undergoing two surgeries to repair the... more

Chris Carlson / Associated Press USC receiver Marqise Lee is hopeful that he'll be ready for next Thursday's game against Arizona. USC's first practice since the abrupt firing of head coach Lane Kiffin had a dramatically different look and... more

USC reached out to former California head coach Jeff Tedford to join its staff after firing Lane Kiffin . Tedford was offered a role as an offensive consultant and recruiter with the Trojans, Fox Sports reported, with the understanding he would... more

Paul Jasienski / Associated Press Michael Oher went No. 23 overall in the 2009 draft, but a re-do four years later would have him going much higher. » Debate: Rebooting top 10 of 2009 NFL Draft After the trade of Eugene Monroe from the... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Well, last week turned out to be a dud, unless you were a USC fan waiting to be rid of Lane Kiffin or an agent waiting to earn a percentage off of contract extensions that can be... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC The pecking order in the Big 12 seems to have come into focus, with Oklahoma and Baylor on top. However, the Sooners might be in danger of a let-down after their impressive win at... more

Steven Bisig / Associated Press Washington DT Danny Shelton (left) anchors a defense that ranks fourth in the FBS in scoring defense. On the Washington defensive line, there are "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones." The Jetsons are a specialty... more

Tyler Evert / Associated Press West Virginia QB Clint Trickett injured his shoulder last week against Oklahoma State and is day-to-day. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen had gone 15 years without having his starting quarterback miss a... more

David Smith / Associated Press Oliver Luck has been the athletic director at West Virginia, his alma mater, since 2010. If West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is a candidate to take the same position at Texas, he won't be talking... more

Associated Press Stanford's David Shaw and Oregon State's Mike Riley denied having any interest in becoming USC's next head coach. The Pac-12 weekly teleconference became a one-stop shop for coaches to refute interest in the USC head coaching... more

Paul Connors / Associated Press Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas has scored three touchdowns against Colorado in their last two meetings. Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is not expected to play Saturday at Colorado, which might be the only... more

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has never been shy about expressing himself, with much of his harshest criticism aimed at the NCAA, especially after it hammered USC with a two-year bowl ban and significant scholarship reductions just after... more

September

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Washington's Steve Sarkisian was an assistant at USC before taking over as the Huskies' head coach in 2009. Count Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus among those glad to see the dismissal of USC head coach Lane... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Junior WR Paul Richardson and the Colorado Buffaloes are trying to reach their first bowl since 2007. Colorado will play Charleston Southern on Oct. 19 to replace its postponed game against Fresno State,... more

Harry Cabluck/Associated Press Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds is set to announce he will retire next August. Texas head coach Mack Brown was already facing an uphill climb to keep his job, but he may now be looking up at a peak the size... more

Eugene Tanner / Associated Press Mack Brown is in his 10th season as head coach of the Texas Longhorns. A win to open Big 12 play seemed to quiet the push to fire Texas head coach Mack Brown, but legendary Longhorns running back Earl Campbell... more

The college football season is barely a month old, but the silly season is already in high gear. Twitter was abuzz Monday after University of Houston tennis coach Patrick Sullivan reported seeing Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio at Los... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press USC WR Marqise Lee injured his left knee on a punt return in the Trojans' 62-41 loss at Arizona State. USC wide receiver Marqise Lee expressed hope he could recover from a knee injury during the Trojans' bye... more

Steve Dykes / Associated Press Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas' status for Saturday's game at Colorado is uncertain. The ankle injury Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas suffered against California might be bad news for the Ducks in the short... more

Jason O. Watson/USA TODAY Sports Cal defensive end Chris McCain has been kicked off the team by coach Sonny Dykes. California has dismissed junior defensive end Chris McCain, citing "conduct detrimental to the team" in a terse one-sentence... more

LOS ANGELES -- USC athletic director Pat Haden said his decision to fire head coach Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning had "been brewing for a while." "It hasn't felt particularly good even from the Hawaii game (in season opener). We just haven't been... more

How good is the USC job, now that head coach Lane Kiffin has been fired? Depends on how the roster you inherit matches up with the style of play you plan to implement. If you want to feature a punishing running game, the Trojans certainly check that... more

Spend enough time around football coaches and you come to realize there are two basic archetypes. There is the Harold Hill, the outgoing con man from "The Music Man" whose rah-rah spirit covers up his ruthless nature. There is the Michael Corleone, whose... more

Southern Cal head coach Lane Kiffin was dismissed following a 62-41 loss to Arizona State Saturday night, according to the Trojans' official twitter feed: Breaking news: Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC's head football coach per AD Pat... more

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports USC wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered a knee injury on Saturday night. Just when it seemed as if things couldn't get worse for USC, star wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered a left knee injury at the end of an... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Wet conditions at Autzen Stadium contributed to Cal losing fumbles on their first four possessions. It never rains at Autzen Stadium, but a very "stiff dew " led to a wild first half between California and Oregon... more

Barry J. Sanders really is a chip off the old block. The Stanford running back showed moves reminiscent of those his father, Barry Sanders, used during his legendary career at Oklahoma State and then with the Detroit Lions. The younger Sanders employed... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Bishop Sankey rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 40 carries against Arizona. Bishop Sankey of Washington and Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona lived up to the billing in a battle of college... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon contributed a team-high eight tackles in the Sooners' win over Notre Dame. Notre Dame executed its limited but effective plan for success to perfection when it defeated... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Greg Wahl-Stephens / Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion passed for 414 yards and six touchdowns in a 44-17 win over Colorado. 1. Mannion-to-Cooks best QB-WR connection right... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Brian Spurlock / USA Today Sports Oklahoma LB Corey Nelson returned an interception for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. Here are some observations from the Big 12 action on... more

Tyler Evert/Associated Press West Virginia cornerback Ismael Banks returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown Saturday. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen dramatically shook up his depth chart entering Saturday's game against No.... more

AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong is boosting the passing game in his first season with the Sun Devils. Even though he didn't arrive on campus until August , Arizona State knew that junior-college transfer Jaelen... more

Alex Gallardo / Associated Press USC's Pat Haden took heat after saying he would not ask for relief from the NCAA earlier this week. USC athletic director Pat Haden has pulled a dramatic about-face, disclosing two days of meetings with the... more

Brody Schmidt / Associated Press The 2013 season is off to a disappointing start for TCU and defensive end Devonte Fields. This has been a season to forget for TCU, especially its star sophomore defensive end Devonte Fields. Check out the... more

Chris Carlson / Associated Press UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr can be a versatile, Julian Peterson-type player, according to Bucky Brooks. Has "Collapsing for Clowney" given way to "Bombing for Barr?" If you run a 3-4 defense, it has, with NFL... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC The Pac-12 is determined to scuttle your Saturday-night plans, with a backloaded schedule full of compelling storylines. QB rankings Braxton Miller was to be a Heisman... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma WR Jalen Saunders had 15 catches for 181 yards in last year's 30-13 loss to Notre Dame. It's all about the old and the new.... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has gained attention for his resemblance to actor Ryan Gosling. Kliff Kingsbury is getting noticed, and not just because Texas Tech is undefeated and ranked in both the AP and USA... more

John Miller / Associated Press Arizona has not had to rely much on the arm of quarterback B.J. Denker this season. Arizona knows what it can do heading into the start of Pac-12 play this week, and that's run the ball with Ka'Deem Carey and... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL USC QB Cody Kessler is expected to start vs. Arizona State despite suffering a bruised hand last week. Arizona State announced Wednesday that members of 1980's rock band Journey would perform "The Star-Spangled Banner"... more

Kevin Jairaj / USA Today Sports Starting end Charles Tapper has been a key contributor in Oklahoma's new 3-3-5 defense. The early returns on Oklahoma's use of a new 3-3-5 defense have been largely positive, which bodes well for the Sooners as... more

AP Photo / Alex Gallardo Athletic director Pat Haden did not give USC fans the news they were hoping to hear on Tuesday. When the NCAA announced Tuesday it would restore scholarships taken away from Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky scandal,... more

Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports Baylor's offense didn't exactly need a boost, but it will get one from Glasco Martin's return. Baylor running back Glasco Martin is expected to make his season debut this week against West Virginia, head coach... more

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Arizona State is expecting to be without defensive tackle Jaxon Hood this week vs. USC. Arizona State came into the season thinking big, bypassing the usual Pac-12 South and Rose Bowl rhetoric and aiming squarely for... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Kansas head coach Charlie Weis lost one of the team's top recruits in DT Marquel Combs. Kansas has granted defensive tackle Marquel Combs, the centerpiece of its junior-college transfer-heavy "Dream Team"... more

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Texas Tech defensive lineman Kerry Hyder is helping lead an improving Red Raiders defense. Texas Tech has had only one defensive player drafted in the first three rounds since 2000. That may well change next May... more

Patrick Semansky / Associated Press West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen took the blame for the team's scoreless performance against Maryland. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is taking the blame for a dismal offensive performance in... more

Steve Dykes / Associated Press Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion leads the FBS with 1,604 passing yards. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is putting up unreal numbers, made all the more unreal when you consider the makeshift... more

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports Texas will have to go forward without its leading tackler, linebacker Jordan Hicks. Texas broke its five-game losing streak to Kansas State, but it came at a heavy cost as linebacker Jordan Hicks will... more

Nick Lucero / NFL Prior to their game on Saturday aganst New Mexico State, the Bruins had a moment of silence for Nick Pasquale. UCLA honored fallen teammate Nick Pasquale by opening its 59-13 win over New Mexico State on Saturday with only 10... more

Michael Thomas / Associated Press Jackson Jeffcoat is showing his potential under Texas' new defensive coordinator Greg Robinson. Texas' defensive woes had taken pass-rush specialist Jackson Jeffcoat out of his comfort zone, forcing him to react... more

Bob Stanton / USA Today Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney rushed for 95 of the Cardinal's 240 yards against Arizona State. Stanford learned a valuable lesson Saturday. Unless you're playing Savannah State , you better bring it for 60 minutes. The... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports Leonard Williams and the USC defense kept Utah State in check on Saturday. Here are some observations from Saturday's Pac-12 action: 1. Stanford makes a... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are some observations from Saturday's Big 12 action: 1. Texas soothes the pain After two weeks of misery and speculation in Austin, Texas needed to break its five-game losing streak to... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports USC's defense held Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton to 179 passing yards and minus-15 rushing yards. Is it too late for Utah State to request a refund on any #Chuckie4Heisman promotional materials it had purchased?... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins made his presence felt against Idaho State. Washington's walkover game against Idaho State proved to be just that, as the Huskies strolled to a 56-0 victory to... more

Derek Carr of Fresno State has often been the forgotten man when discussing the potentially loaded quarterback crop in the 2014 NFL Draft. That shouldn't be the case after Carr led the Bulldogs to a thrilling 41-40 win over Boise State on Friday night.... more

Stanford has wide receivers? Who knew? After building its offense around a seemingly never-ending collection of massive pass-catching tight ends capable of creating mismatches all over the field, the Cardinal has had to restructure its approach with Zach... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Mack Brown and the Longhorns have not lived up to expectations since losing to Alabama in the 2010 title game. Texas' recent downturn began when quarterback Colt McCoy was driven into the Rose Bowl turf by Alabama... more

Nick Wass / Associated Press Maryland WR Stefon Diggs had three catches for 113 yards and two TDs vs. West Virginia last year. Dana Holgorsen knows wide receivers, having worked with Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Michael Crabtree at Texas... more

Jae Hong / Associated Press UCLA's Shaquelle Evans said he, not USC's Marqise Lee, is the top receiver in Los Angeles. The 2013 installment of the USC-UCLA game is still more than three months away, but that didn't stop Bruins wide receiver... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Charlie Riedel / Associated Press Kansas State QB Daniel Sams takes on the Longhorns' struggling run defense. Everyone knows the old joke about terrible food and such... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC There are a handful of watchable Pac-12 games on a dismal college football Saturday, including the week's only meeting of ranked teams. Stanford gets its first major test of the... more

Johnny Vy / NFL Marqise Lee (left) and Robert Woods combined for 378 receptions in two seasons at USC. Just because USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Buffalo Bills rookie Robert Woods are now separated by 2,500 miles doesn't mean Lee still... more

The battle between a defensive tackle and offensive guard isn't usually a headline-grabber. When it is Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Stanford left guard David Yankey -- the reigning Morris Trophy winners as the top linemen in the Pac-12... more

Charlie Riedel / Associated Press Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams could have a big day against Texas' porous defense. Kansas State has run over Texas en route to five consecutive wins in the series dating back to 2006. The last three... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Texas wide receiver Mike Davis may not be able to play Saturday because of an ankle injury. Just when things seem like they can't get worse, they get worse. Such is life for Texas this season, as senior wide... more

Rick Bowme/Associated Press Football fans will have a chance to watch Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton in a nationally televised game this week. Initial impressions of the pairing of new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast's 5-2 scheme and... more

Kelley L. Cox / USA Today Sports Stanford DE Henry Anderson will miss several weeks with a knee injury. A knee injury will force Stanford defensive end Henry Anderson to miss "a few weeks," beginning with the Cardinal's Pac-12 opener against... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was livid with the referees at the end of his team's loss to Arizona State. It took 36 hours, but the Pac-12 has finally commented on the officiating at the end of Arizona... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Kansas' Tony Pierson should see his role continue to grow in the Jayhawks' offense. Dropped passes have been a major issue for Kansas through its first two games, including two such mistakes in its 23-14 loss... more

Even in the wake of his transcendent performance against two-time defending BCS champion Alabama, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel still cannot shake concerns about his maturity. Former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, now an analyst... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla said he missed Saturday's game because he was sick last week. When Chip Kelly was head coach at Oregon, assistants were rarely allowed to meet with the media, so perhaps it shouldn't be a... more

Ben Margot / Associated Press The Cal defense has been very good to Ohio State WR Devin Smith over the past two seasons. Devin Smith probably wishes he could play against California every week. After undressing the Golden Bears' secondary... more

Mike DiNovo / USA TODAY Sports Washington running back Bishop Sankey is off to an impressive start this season. Washington junior Bishop Sankey is the best running back college football fans have probably never heard of, but that shouldn't be... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here is what we learned from Saturday's Big 12 action: 1. No moves left The decision to replace Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz with Greg Robinson didn't work. The Longhorns survived an... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here's what we learned from Saturday's Pac-12 action: 1. They're supposed to be SEC Tennessee has four elite offensive linemen and plenty of talent elsewhere along the roster. Oregon made them... more

Scott Olmos / USA TODAY Sports Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota shredded the Tennessee secondary on Saturday. Marcus Mariota's accuracy was becoming a concern. After completing 68.5 percent of his passes last season as a redshirt freshman,... more

Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports USC running back Tre Madden continues to enjoy success after converting from linebacker. With a deep pass that fell incomplete on the first play of the game against Boston College on Saturday, head coach Lane... more

Greg Bartram / USA TODAY Sports A left knee sprain will keep Ohio State QB Braxton Miller on the sideline vs. Cal. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will not play for the Buckeyes against California on Saturday. The junior is not in... more

Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell earned another start with his performance vs. Tulsa. Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell will start in the Sooners' next game (Sept. 28 at Notre Dame), head coach Bob Stoops said... more

Bruce Thorson / USA TODAY Sports UCLA QB Brett Hundley helped the Bruins rally to an emotional victory over Nebraska. UCLA's alarm clock apparently didn't go off until late in the first half, but when it finally did, star quarterback Brett... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press David Ash will miss Saturday's game vs. Ole Miss with a head and shoulder injuries. Texas will be without starting quarterback David Ash for Saturday's home game against Mississippi, which is shaping up as a... more

Colorado's home game against Fresno State on Saturday has been postponed because of heavy rains and flash floods that have ravaged the state, the school announced Friday . At least three people have been killed by the intense storms. Four thousand... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Oregon RT Jake Fisher, whose team is a big favorite to beat Tennessee, has no fear of the SEC. Count Oregon right tackle Jake Fisher among those sick of the fawning over the greatness of the SEC. Fisher laid the sarcasm on... more

Michael C. Johnson / USA Today Sports Backup quarterback Davis Webb was the hero for Texas Tech in its win over TCU. The storybook start to Texas Tech walk-on freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield's college career ran into some adversity... more

LM Otero / Associated Press TCU CB Jason Verrett's tight coverage was not enough to get the Horned Frogs a win on Thursday. With all the crazy things that happened during Texas Tech's 20-10 win over TCU on Thursday night, including a fox... more

Texas Tech / Under Armour Texas Tech is wearing these new all-gray uniforms for its Thursday-night tilt with TCU. Texas Tech is going all out for its nationally televised home game Thursday night, debuting new all-gray uniforms. The jerseys... more

Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports QB Ford Childress will make his college debut for West Virginia against Georgia State. West Virginia has named Ford Childress its starting quarterback in an attempt to boost its struggling passing offense.... more

Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports Former Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro offered a harsh critique of some of his ex-teammates. New Orleans Saints rookie safety and former Texas Longhorn Kenny Vaccaro is unloading as hard on his alma... more

Nick Lucero/NFL Jim Mora is downplaying the impact of the early start time for this weekend's UCLA-Nebraska game. For fans of Stanford and UCLA, anything caffeinated is likely to be the pre-game beverage of choice as the Cardinal and Bruins... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Michael Mulvey / Associated Press Mack Brown is feeling the heat heading into the Longhorns' game against Ole Miss. It is fitting, really, that the only watchable game in... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Let's get ready to rumble! It's finally here, a loaded slate of quality non-conference games that runs all day. With four games pitting the Pac-12 against the Big Ten, it could prove... more

AP Photo / G. Newman Lowrance Rams head coach Jeff Fisher apparently has no plans to return to his roots and coach at USC. With speculation about USC head coach Lane Kiffin's job status and possible replacements already at a fever pitch, St.... more

James Snook/USA TODAY Sports Running back Brendan Bigelow has yet to live up to expectations that were so high after last season's Ohio State game. It was supposed to be the beginning of big things for California running back Brendan Bigelow,... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Marqise Lee amassed a dismal 27 yards on seven receptions in Saturday's loss to Washington State. Life is anything but boring at USC these days, where star wide receiver Marqise Lee backtracked about the exact nature of a... more

James D. Smith/Associated Press Dez Bryant's name surfaced in a report investigating widespread NCAA rules violations at Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State's rise as a college football power over the last 12 years was fueled by rampant and... more

AP Photo / David Zalubowski Dez Bryant was a star at Oklahoma State from 2007-09 before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has never been shy about expressing himself, so it wasn't a surprise when he... more

AP Photo/Tom DiPace DaVonte' Neal will appeal one more time the NCAA's decision that's keeping him from playing in 2013. After two swings at convincing the NCAA to grant him immediate eligibility this season, Arizona transfer wide receiver... more

UCLA head coach Jim Mora stormed out of a press conference Monday afternoon, upset that a TV technician was talking on his cell phone while Mora reflected on the passing of walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale. Mora told the TV technician to "shut up"... more

After two weeks of waffling and indecision, USC has officially named Cody Kessler its starting quarterback. "We're going with Cody Kessler as our quarterback, so we need to make sure we're doing things he does really well," Trojans head coach Lane... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Offensive weapon Daje Johnson is out for an extended period of time with an ankle injury for Texas. Texas' defense is under the gun after an abysmal showing at BYU that resulted in the firing of coordinator... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight will miss Saturday's game against Tulsa with a bruised knee. Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will miss at least one game with a knee injury, head coach Bob Stoops said Monday.... more

Michael Thomas / Associated Press Manny Diaz (above) is out as Texas' defensive coordinator, and ex-NFL assistant Greg Robinson is in. Not even 24 hours removed from allowing the most rushing yards in school history, Texas fired defensive... more

Stanford just does what it does. It shouldn't be a surprise by now, as the Cardinal have replaced head coach Jim Harbaugh, quarterback Andrew Luck, offensive linemen David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin and kept on rolling, but David Shaw's team was in... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL After posting huge numbers in 2012, Marqise Lee's production has been severely limited in 2013. USC threw for 54 yards Saturday night in its 10-7 loss to Washington State, meaning the Trojans threw for less yards than all... more

LM Otero/Associated Press TCU QB Casey Pachall underwent surgery on his injured forearm on Saturday and is out indefinitely. TCU quarterback Casey Pachall underwent surgery on his injured left forearm Saturday and will miss several games, the... more

Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Baylor QB Bryce Petty has just eight incompletions in his first two starts of the 2013 season. Baylor coach Art Briles spent the week praising Khalil Mack and then rendered the Buffalo linebacker invisible with... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Chris Carlson/Associated Press USC head coach Lane Kiffin may not survive an embarrassing 10-7 loss to Washington State. Here's what we learned from Saturday's Pac-12 action: 1. USC... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will be especially under fire after the Longhorns' showing vs. BYU. Here's what we learned from Saturday's Big 12... more

Despite 124 rushing yards and three touchdowns from running back De'Anthony Thomas, the Oregon offense showed moments of vulnerability in its 59-10 win at Virginia. Check out special college football uniforms worn during the 2013 season. Quarterback... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh is emerging as the best quarterback in the Big 12. After sparking the Oklahoma State offense with his legs last week, J.W. Walsh showed off his arm by setting a new school single-game... more

LM Otero/Associated Press TCU quarterback Casey Pachall left Saturday's game vs. Southeastern Louisiana with an injured wrist. TCU quarterback Casey Pachall suffered an injury to his left forearm late in the first half of the Horned Frogs'... more

If any team earned a glorified scrimmage to open the season, it would be Arizona State, which faces defending Big 10-champion Wisconsin, Pac-12 champion Stanford, USC and BCS title-game participant Notre Dame over the next month. So the Sun Devils took... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov reports that his knee is finally back to 100 percent. Chip Kelly knew how to pour it on the Stanford defense. From 2007 -- when he first arrived as Oregon's offensive... more

Vin Scully's legendary broadcasting career started with a college football game between Boston University and Maryland at Fenway Park in 1949. Now the greatest announcer in all of sports will return to those roots for a day by presiding over the... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC It's a good-news, bad-news situation in the Big 12. In the conference's favor, half of its members are ranked. Working against it, it absorbed two losses to FCS opponents and almost... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC One more week. Get through this week's largely mediocre slate of games and there is an all-day treasure trove waiting for Pac-12 fans on Sept. 14. But Week 2 does open conference play... more

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports Daje Johnson is an offensive threat for Texas who could see his versatility eventually attract the attention of the NFL. Texas wide receiver and running back Daje Johnson is not fond of his nickname,... more

Stanford has been tabbed a likely candidate to break the SEC's run of seven consecutive BCS championships because it plays an SEC-like style. The Cardinal relies on a pounding rushing attack and punishing defense, a stark contrast from the proliferation... more

Washington QB Keith Price started his 2013 season the exact same way his dismal 2012 campaign ended at the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, being intercepted by a Boise State defender. His pick in the season opener would be the last mistake Price would make in a... more

AP Photo / Keith Srakocic) Florida State QB Jameis Winston accounted for five touchdowns in Monday night's win over Pitt. In the wake of Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston's sterling debut Monday night, there has been... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Cal defender Avery Sebastian will miss the rest of the season after suffering an Achilles injury. California safety Avery Sebastian suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the Golden Bears' season opener and... more

Adidas UCLA will trot out black uniforms for its November game vs. Washington. UCLA will wear alternate uniforms for the third consecutive season, this time for its Nov. 15 home game against Washington. The UCLA Bruins will be wearing their... more

Eugene Tanner/Associated Press Cody Kessler is expected to start at quarterback this weekend against Washington State. USC head coach Lane Kiffin's attempts to keep the identity of his starting quarterback a secret barely lasted a day, as... more

Jason O. Watson / USA TODAY Sports California defensive end Chris McCain is a key piece of the Golden Bears' defense. California defensive end Chris McCain has been reinstated to play in the Golden Bears' Sept. 7 game against Portland State... more

AP Photo/Michael Conroy BYU's Cody Hoffman is ranked as the third-best senior wide receiver, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said Monday there wasn't much to be culled from BYU's season opener because... more

AP Photo / Richard Carson Big 12 coaches voted J.W. Walsh the conference's Offensive Freshman of the Year last season. Several quarterback situations around the Big 12 have come into focus after opening weekend. Here is a look at where things... more

AP Photo/Bill Wippert Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is drawing rave reviews from opposing coaches. Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack wasn't exactly an unknown entering the 2013 season, having earned first-team All-MAC and All-America honorable... more

Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Paul Richardson made a quick impression in his first game back since tearing an ACL in early 2012. After missing the 2012 season with a knee injury, Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson immediately made up for lost time... more

August

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Arizona and Oregon steamrolled FCS opponents to start the season, while Oregon State wasn't as lucky. Utah and USC took out the frustration of last season's disappointments in different ways, but it... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Oklahoma State senior cornerback Justin Gilbert had a game-changing interception on Saturday. It hasn't been pretty for the Big 12 to start the season. Kansas... more

Jaime Valdez / USA TODAY Sports QB Vernon Adams led Eastern Washington in a stunning upset of No. 25 Oregon State. On the first Saturday of the 2013 college football season, its breakout star is unquestionably Eastern Washington quarterback... more

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas carried the ball a career-high 18 times vs. Nicholls State. With 11 carries in the first quarter, it seemed as if new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was making a point to... more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi State QB Tyler Russell left the game vs. Oklahoma State with a head injury. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell exited the Bulldogs' season opener against Oklahoma State with a head injury.... more

Video: Mitchell ejected for targeting Hebert Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell has become the first Pac-12 player to be ejected under the NCAA's new targeting rule. Mitchell was tossed in the first quarter of the Ducks' season-opening romp after... more

Christopher Jackson / Associated Press RB Charles Sims helped the Mountaineers overcome a shaky start against William & Mary. Charles Sims' reunion with West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is off to a solid start, as the Houston transfer... more

Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports William & Mary junior WR Tre McBride turned heads with his performance in the season opener. Anyone seeing William & Mary's Tre McBride for the first time against West Virginia on Saturday immediately... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett had 113 receiving yards and touchdown Friday night. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder was the first to second-guess himself after the Wildcats suffered a shocking 24-21... more

Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey did not play in the season opener against Northern Arizona Friday night, and he was not needed. Daniel Jenkins gained 139 yards, including 91 on one play that went for a touchdown, in the Wildcats' 35-0 shutout.... more

Mark J. Terrill Brett Hundley and UCLA need to figure out how to replace Johnathan Franklin and Joseph Fauria. WESTWOOD, Calif. -- How will UCLA replace running back Johnathan Franklin and tight end Joseph Fauria? They won't, if you ask... more

It would be a solid stat line -- eight catches for 104 yards -- for most players. It would be a solid stat line considering the mediocre quarterback play on display Thursday night. But for USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, his 13th career game topping the... more

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended for the season opener against Boise State, the Seattle Times reported Thursday night. Seferian-Jenkins was arrested in March on DUI charges and pleaded guilty in July, drawing a... more

If Marqise Lee never plays a down on Sundays, the USC wide receiver would still be paid handsomely after taking out a multi-million dollar total disability insurance policy, ESPN reported Thursday. Lee would receive a tax-free payment of $10 million if... more

USC will start redshirt sophomore Cody Kessler at quarterback in its season opener Thursday at Hawaii, the school announced. Kessler thoroughly outplayed fellow third-year sophomore Max Wittek for most of fall camp, only to stumble in the Trojans' mock... more

Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports Running back Andrew Buie's career at West Virginia has come to an end after two seasons. Running back Andrew Buie is no longer enrolled at West Virginia and is expected to transfer, the Pittsburgh... more

Stanford still has another nine days before it plays a game, but that didn't stop head coach David Shaw from announcing his starting lineup Thursday. Redshirt senior Khalil Wilkes has won the competition at center, while promising junior James Vaughters... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Linebacker Nick Forbes is expected to miss the season opener because of injuries. California middle linebacker Nick Forbes is doubtful to play against Northwestern, opening the door for the son of 16-year NFL veteran Hardy... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC It's not the loaded schedule like that of the weekend of Sept. 14, but there are some very compelling matchups to open the 2013 season. Best of all, there are only three paycheck games... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC As America's greatest living newsman would say, the opening weekend of the Big 12 schedule gets out of hand fast. It goes from two fantastic neutral-site games against the SEC to one... more

AP Photo / LM Otero TCU senior cornerback Jason Verrett has started 23 games over the past two seasons. This is the sixth and final entry in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12, taking into account both college... more

As talented as Washington's offensive core of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, running back Bishop Sankey and wide receiver Kasen Williams is, they did not deliver explosive plays on a consistent basis last season. Take away Sankey's longest run of 61... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / AP Photo Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has a chance to make a statement in the season opener against Georgia. Here is a look at the top 20 non-conference games in college football this season: 20. Ohio State at California, Sept.... more

J Pat Carter / AP Photo West Virginia running back Andrew Buie has gone from starter to redshirt junior. The reason for Andrew Buie's glaring absence from the West Virginia depth chart came into focus Tuesday, with Mountaineers head coach... more

USC senior running back Silas Redd will not make the trip to Hawaii for the Trojans' season opener Thursday night, head coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday. Redd has been limited as he recovers from a knee injury suffered during spring practice that... more

Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota will be competing for the Heisman Trophy on different teams in different conferences this season, but they could have been teammates competing for the starting job at Oregon. Manziel originally committed to the Ducks in... more

Oklahoma State starting left tackle Devin Davis suffered a torn ACL and will miss the upcoming season, the Oklahoman reported Monday evening. Davis, a 6-foot-5, 298-pound redshirt freshman from Nacogdoches, Texas, started two games and played in a total... more

Byron Marshall is not on top of the depth chart at running back, but is likely to be on top of the Oregon stat sheet in most rushing categories after being listed as the backup to De'Anthony Thomas. With Thomas likely to continue in his all-purpose... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has suspended backup offensive lineman Jake Reed indefinitely. Oklahoma reserve offensive lineman Jake Reed has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with burglary .... more

Redshirt junior Sean Mannion has won the starting quarterback job at Oregon State, beating out redshirt senior Cody Vaz, Beavers head coach Mike Riley announced Monday. Mannion has started 19 games over the past two seasons, throwing for 5,774 yards... more

AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez TCU coach Gary Patterson has had a change of heart about Devonte Fields' status for the opener. When TCU head coach Gary Patterson said he was not tweaking LSU counterpart Les Miles with remarks about the... more

Dak Dillon / USA TODAY Sports The return of LB Jordan Hicks from injury should give the Texas defense a much-needed boost. This is the fifth in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12, taking into account college... more

AP Photo / Dave Einsel Some analysts consider Charles Sims to be the best senior running back in college football. Former Houston running back Charles Sims came to West Virginia "to play in the Big 12 to be able to increase his draft stock,"... more

Paul Connors/Associated Press Bill Snyder has named JUCO transfer Jake Waters as Kansas State's starting quarterback. Jake Waters will start at quarterback for Kansas State, Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder said Monday on the Big 12 coaches... more

Jerome Miron / USA Today Sports TCU DE Devonte Fields was not the only Horned Frog defensive lineman turning heads last season. This is the fourth in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12, taking into account both... more

If Hollywood finally gets around to making the sequel to "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ," Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez has put together quite the reel this summer for casting directors to evaluate. Fresh off his starring turn as The Sherriff in... more

Nike/TCU Athletics TCU players will wear special new uniforms, unveiled Friday, for their season opener vs. LSU. Check out the new Nike college football uniforms for 2013. TCU head coach Gary Patterson accidentally left LSU fans seeing red... more

Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Baylor guard Cyril Richardson is sure to be watched closely by NFL scouts this fall. This is the third in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12 taking into account both college production... more

David Shaw has been around some elite offensive linemen over the past six years as Stanford has reinvented itself into one of the most physical teams in all of college football. Guard David DeCastro was a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers,... more

Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma RB Damien Williams rushed for 167 yards on 22 carries vs. Texas last season. » Must-see games of 2013: AAC | ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC Here is a look at the 10 must-see... more

AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops decided to go with the younger option at starting quarterback. Oklahoma has officially named Trevor Knight its starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe,... more

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf is hoping to pick up where he left off last season. Oklahoma State plans to use both redshirt senior Clint Chelf and redshirt sophomore J.W. Walsh at quarterback in its... more

AP Photo / Orlin Wagner Kansas head coach Charlie Weis is continuing to collect players transferring from other schools. Kansas football, the way station of college football , has another new arrival in former UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard,... more

Michael Mulvey / Associated Press Mack Brown has reason to smile after learning of the NCAA's ruling on Desmond Harrison's eligibility. Junior-college transfer Desmond Harrison has been cleared by the NCAA to play for Texas this season, the... more

Matthew Putney / Associated Press Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads has a new weapon to work with at wide receiver. Former South Florida wide receiver D'Vario Montgomery is transferring to Iowa State, the school announced Wednesday. "We... more

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee appears to have avoided further injury after landing hard on his bruised shoulder during a mock game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday. Lee told reporters that he could have returned if it had been a real... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Stanford's Kevin Hogan will lead the Cardinal into a highly anticipated November game against Oregon. » Must-see games of 2013: AAC | ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC Here is a look at the 10... more

Brody Schmidt / Associated Press Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Stewart will have a stronger supporting cast this season. This is the second in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12, taking into account both college... more

UCLA All-America outside linebacker Anthony Barr suffered an apparent head injury in practice Tuesday. Barr was injured during an 11-on-11 team drill and vomited before being helped to the locker room by trainers, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.... more

It was just too good to be true, the notion of rapper Snoop Dogg in a limousine waiting to meet then-Penn State running back Silas Redd at the airport. That is the scenario Michigan journalism professor John U. Bacon laid out in his soon-to-be released... more

Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Lache Seastrunk is one half of a potent running back duo that is key to Baylor's highly effective offense. This is the first in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Big 12 taking into account both... more

Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops will be without a top cornerback for the season opener. Oklahoma starting cornerback Cortez Johnson will be suspended for the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is definitely on the short list of best players in the Pac-12, but there is no one more indispensible to his team than the redshirt sophomore, reinforced by the transfer of backup T.J. Millweard on Monday. Millweard... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is not ready to end the team's quarterback competition. To crib a line from Mark Twain, reports that Oklahoma had named redshirt freshman Trevor Knight as its starting quarterback... more

There is no better way for kids to enjoy a summer day than breaking out the Slip 'N Slide , even if those kids just happen to be 300-pound offensive and defensive linemen. Oregon State head coach Mike Riley treated the Beavers to some aquatic... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Mike Gundy has not yet announced who will be starting at quarterback for Oklahoma State. It might be a smoke screen, it might be the result of genuine indecision, but more than half of the Big 12 has yet to name a... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Batman fan (and running back) Jeremy Smith takes aim at 1,000-yard season in 2013. In the great debate of DC Comics superheroes, Oklahoma State running back Jeremy Smith's heart rests in Gotham City. And Smith is... more

Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports Utah defender Brian Blechen could miss the 2013 season because of knee problems. The plan at Utah is to finalize the depth chart Saturday, giving head coach Kyle Whittingham 11 days to "know the guys who we are... more

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer will miss time after aggravating a back injury. Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury ended a four-day media blackout Friday by announcing that sophomore quarterback Michael Brewer was... more

True freshman Jared Goff has won the quarterback competition at California, the school announced Friday, meaning the Golden Bears' new head coach and signal-caller have been on campus together for less than nine months. "It's important to name a starter... more

USC hybrid safety/linebacker Dion Bailey is day to day after suffering a hip injury in practice Wednesday, head coach Lane Kiffin said Thursday. The 6-foot, 200-pound Bailey played linebacker for the Trojans the last two seasons, starting all but one... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Preseason injuries are taking a major toll on coach Bronco Mendenhall's BYU team. BYU senior linebacker Kyle Van Noy is one exceptional player . The key word in that sentence is "one," as the Cougars defense has... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor is in line to play a much larger role this season. LOS ANGELES -- Nelson Agholor knew he was going to become USC's No. 2 receiver this season with Robert Woods off to the NFL, but the... more

This is the final post in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12, taking into account both college production and pro potential. Today it is the best pair of defensive backs in the Pac-12. The best: Stanford The duo: Ed Reynolds... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje is returning to his college-football roots. The good news for BYU is that offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje is returning after two years at TCU. The bad news is that Fabuluje, even... more

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian's week almost went from bad to worse, and he had no qualms about letting the Huskies know it. Two days after losing star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins for an unknown amount of time to a broken pinkie... more

This is the fifth in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12, taking into account both college production and pro potential. Today it is the best pair of linebackers in the Pac-12. The best: Stanford The duo: Trent Murphy and... more

Get ready for a case of semantics that would make a logician's head spin. The Pac-12 , SEC and Big Ten will not renew contracts with Electronic Arts to allow their conference logos and trademarks to be used in video games moving forward. However, the... more

With Austin Seferian-Jenkins' status uncertain after breaking a finger , the title of best tight end in the Pac-12 passes to Colt Lyerla of Oregon, for the moment anyway. Lyerla has the raw ability to match Seferian-Jenkins, injured or not. Lyerla has... more

Tim Sharp / Associated Press Mack Brown may not have a potential starting left tackle available to open the season. Before Texas and BYU play on Sept. 7 in Provo, Utah, the Longhorns and Cougars are facing off over the eligibility of... more

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, arguably the top tight end in college football, broke his pinkie finger in practice Monday and will need surgery to repair the injury, Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday. Sarkisian did not... more

Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner is dealing with a left leg injury, the Oregonian reported. Tyner left practice Tuesday with his leg in a walking boot and needed crutches to move around. Per school policy, Oregon would not comment on the exact... more

Brett Davis / USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Cayleb Jones is departing the Big 12 to join a Pac-12 team. Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez has opened a recruiting pipeline to Texas, specifically the University of Texas. Former Longhorns... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops updated the status of a promising Sooners defensive end on Tuesday. Oklahoma freshman defensive end D.J. Ward is undergoing surgery Tuesday to have his spleen removed, Sooners head coach... more

Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports Golden Bears starting safety Avery Sebastian recorded 56 tackles last season. California safety Avery Sebastian has movement in his extremities after being injured during the Golden Bears' scrimmage Monday,... more

Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports Golden Bears starting safety Avery Sebastian is entering his junior season. California safety Avery Sebastian was injured during the Golden Bears' scrimmage Monday afternoon and taken by ambulance for further... more

Duane Burleson / Associated Press Jets coach Rex Ryan spent part of his Monday shielding QB Geno Smith from criticism. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan tried to defend rookie quarterback Geno Smith by slamming the West Virginia football... more

Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports The loss of cornerback Jordan Johnson leaves BYU with a huge void in the secondary. BYU cornerback Jordan Johnson will miss the upcoming season after tearing his ACL in practice Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune... more

It's not so much The Fridge 2.0, but The Fridge times two in the Pac-12, as Arizona State and UCLA could each give their defensive stars -- Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton and Bruins outside linebacker Anthony Barr -- looks on offense this season.... more

John Rieger / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State's Zach Craig caught the eye of girlfriend Jordan Daigle last season. As far as meet cutes go, Hollywood probably won't be tripping all over itself to fictionalize the circumstances that brought... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press USC's Cody Kessler could be the last man standing in the team's quarterback competition. Here are the latest developments in the Pac-12's four quarterback competitions: Arizona Junior-college transfer... more

LOS ANGELES -- USC wide receiver Marqise Lee is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his shoulder, head coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday night. "He should be back very soon," Kiffin said. Lee was injured Friday afternoon after landing hard on his right... more

This is the fourth in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12, taking into account both college production and pro potential. Today it is the best pair of offensive linemen in the Pac-12. The best: Stanford The duo: David Yankey... more

When the Washington Huskies trekked over to the Seattle Seahawks' Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. for practice Thursday, it was a one-day break from the usual routine, a chance to feel a natural grass field under their feet and get a... more

Alix Drawec / NFL While lacking in physical gifts, Morgan Breslin more than makes up for that with ruthless intensity. This is the third in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12 taking into account both college... more

If the NCAA needs a new president sometime in the near future, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has mastered the abrupt about-face. Mendenhall announced Thursday that the Cougars would not have players' names on the back of jerseys this season, instead... more

Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports Anthony Barr, a converted running back, excelled in his first season on the defensive side of the ball. Four out of five NFL executives polled by Daniel Jeremiah said choosing between Miami Dolphins rookie... more

Charlie Riedel / Associated Press Gary Patterson has sent a complete transcript of remarks to LSU's Les Miles to clarify any perceived criticism. Turns out TCU head coach Gary Patterson didn't say what everyone thinks he said about the... more

Dean Hare / Associated Press Washington State head coach Mike Leach is not giving up on his defamation case. A Lubbock County judge announced Wednesday he would dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach,... more

Chip Kelly is long gone, but the extreme secrecy at Oregon continues without him. Buried in The Oregonian's discussion of Ducks running back De'Anthony Thomas' role this season is a note that the versatile junior left practice early Wednesday "his... more

This is the second in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12, taking into account both college production and pro potential. Today it is the best pair of pass catchers in the Pac-12. The best: USC The duo: Marqise Lee and Nelson... more

Derek Carr welcomed his first child into the world on Monday in what could be the start of a monumental 12 months for the Fresno State quarterback. Top 10 unheralded prospects Everyone knows the headliners, but Bucky Brooks identifies the 10... more

Pete Carroll and Steve Sarkisian still get along splendidly. Sarkisian was an assistant under Carroll at USC for seven years during two different stints. After Sarkisian took the head-coaching job at Washington, Carroll was kind enough to spot his... more

Patrick Semansky/AP Photo West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will have to replace an injured starting cornerback. West Virginia's pass defense was nothing to write home about in 2012, finishing third-to-last in the nation in yards allowed... more

UCLA senior defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa will miss the 2013 season with a hip injury. Second-year head coach Jim Mora told the Associated Press that Odighizuwa was not "physically or emotionally" ready to play after undergoing two... more

Paul Connors / Associated Press Running back Marion Grice led the Sun Devils with 679 yards rushing last season. This is the first in a series looking at the best position tandems in the Pac-12, taking into account both college production and... more

If Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins knows if he will be suspended for the season opener against Bosie State, he certainly didn't say it in his first interview since being reinstated to the team following the resolution of his March arrest... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press TCU coach Gary Patterson has had to deal with some personnel issues early in camp. Here is a quick look at the early camp headlines from around the Big 12: Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles plans to... more

USC is in the process of sending a cease-and-desist letter to a memorabilia dealer to keep him from selling autographs wide receiver Marqise Lee signed during a trip to Miami for the BCS national championship game, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.... more

Iowa State University Athletics Iowa State will honor a legend at the school, Jack Trice, with distinct throwback uniforms. Iowa State will wear special throwback uniforms to honor Jack Trice for its Sept. 14 rivalry game against Iowa.... more

Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is employing large defensive backs. When Mike Stoops returned to Oklahoma after eight seasons as the head coach at Arizona, he brought more than a moving van back... more

USC has the best wide receiver in college football -- maybe the best player in the game -- in junior Marqise Lee. Behind Lee, however, there just isn't a whole lot there in the passing game. The Trojans have five scholarship wide receivers and... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL The NCAA apparently has no issue with profiting from selling Reggie Bush memorabilia. According to the official NCAA record books, Reggie Bush never played in the 2005 Orange Bowl, but that won't stop college athletics'... more

Paul Sakuma / Associated Press Stanford will honor John Elway by retiring his jersey at halftime vs. Oregon on Nov. 7. Stanford will retire John Elway's No. 7 jersey, making him the third Cardinal football player ever to be so honored, the... more

After enduring a disappointing season that ended on an interception in Las Vegas, the trust seems to be back for Washington senior quarterback Keith Price. It was telling that Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said after the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas... more

AP Photo / Patrick Semansky The return of WR Ivan McCartney should give West Virginia's passing game a boost. West Virginia wide receiver Ivan McCartney finally explained his abrupt mid-season exit from the Mountaineers last season, citing an... more

AP Photo / John F. Rhodes Linebacker Joel Hasley is the second player to leave the TCU program in the past week. TCU linebacker Joel Hasley has decided to stop playing football, becoming the second starter to leave the program in less than a... more

The NCAA has so far avoided a full-on player revolt, though cracks are showing, not surprisingly from the progressive Pac-12. Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer and kicker Jake Smith are among the six current players suing the NCAA and Electronic Arts,... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press The Longhorns are expecting a big junior season from quarterback David Ash. Despite being a "quarterback-driven league," as Texas head coach Mack Brown said at conference media days last month, the Big 12 landed... more

LOS ANGELES -- Here are a few observations after attending USC's second practice of fall camp Sunday afternoon: Defense in attack mode While Monte Kiffin was criticized for being far too passive last season as the Trojans defense melted down, new... more

Marco Garcia / Associated Press Hawaii coach Norm Chow made a dramatic move a day away from the start of fall camp. Hawaii has parted ways with offensive coordinator Aaron Price one day before the Warriors are set to begin preparations for the... more

Mark D. Smith / USA TODAY Sports Trey Metoyer needs to emerge as a big-play threat in order for Oklahoma's offense to produce. As fall camps open across the country, here is a quick glance at the top question marks for every team in the Big 12:... more

Marcus Mariota has added 12 pounds of muscle in the offseason, but that's not the kind of development that new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has been pushing for from his quarterback. Helfrich wants Mariota to be a more vocal and visible leader... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press Fresno State WR Davante Adams could steal headlines from the Mountain West's talented QB duo. Reports of the Mountain West's demise were greatly exaggerated. With Boise State and San Diego State sticking around... more

Stanford coaches had a well-defined plan last year for quarterback Kevin Hogan and stuck to it. Hogan was given a small package of plays, mostly read-option and other looks designed to highlight his mobility as a change of pace. Even when the redshirt... more

The on-field rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M is as dead as the dodo, but that didn't stop Longhorns head coach Mack Brown from taking a shot at Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel on Thursday. Brown told a crowd of 1,300 at the annual Gridiron Kickoff... more

Tony Gutierrez / AP Photo Oklahoma QB Blake Bell, competing for the starting job, has attempted only 20 career passes. The operating assumption regarding Oklahoma's quarterback competition has been that the job is redshirt junior Blake Bell's... more

Utah 2013 season preview August 01, 2013

Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports Receiver Dres Anderson is a bright spot for one of the worst passing attacks in the nation. The head coach establishes the identity of a team, and rarely has that been more evident than with the transition... more

Arizona 2013 season preview August 01, 2013

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Ka'Deem Carey's on-field exploits are impressive, but his off-field antics will hurt his draft stock. Rich Rodriguez is an offensive wizard. He guided some of college football's most exciting and prolific... more

Morry Gash / AP Photo Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are shooting for a third consecutive national title. The SEC or the field? That has been the defining question in college football the past seven seasons and doesn't look to be changing... more

Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports The Horned Frogs will open training camp without projected starter Tayo Fabuluje. TCU offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje has left the team citing "personal reasons," the school said in a press release Thursday.... more

With the start of the 2013 season in sight, here are four under-the-radar storylines to keep an eye on in the Pac-12 North, along with the trendier topic that reduces it to second-class status: Who replaces Dion Jordan at Oregon? Jordan didn't put up... more

The phrase "diamond in the rough" has been attributed to Arizona State for so long it is easy to wonder if the Sun Devils are doomed to permanent status as a lump of coal. Not since Terrell Suggs was taken No. 10 overall in the 2003 NFL Draft has the... more

July

Can you name the last four Pac-12 schools to produce multiple first-round picks in the same draft? The first three are obvious -- USC and Stanford in 2012 with Oregon doing so this past April . The last is inexplicably Colorado, which saw offensive... more

Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports Deandre Coleman has the potential to be one of the top D-line prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. Jeff Tedford found Aaron Rodgers, but never found Rodgers' successor. That's really the only way to sum up the... more

Mark J. Terrill /AP Photo Head coach Jim Mora has the UCLA Bruins trending in the right direction. Recent history in the cross-town rivalry between UCLA and USC suggests the pendulum is moving back in the Bruins' favor. They won eight in a... more

The college football facilities arms race is officially over, with Oregon unveiling its $68-million Football Performance Center to the world this week. The six-story complex , funded by Nike founder and Oregon alumnus Phil Knight, contains 145,000... more

UCLA 2013 season preview July 31, 2013

"Underachievers and proud of it" would be a good title for a book about UCLA's performance for most of this millennium. While crosstown rival USC was vying for championships, the Bruins were fighting to make bowl games. But former Atlanta Falcons and... more

Washington has dismissed defensive end Pio Vatuvei for a violation of team rules, the school announced Tuesday. Vatuvei, a 6-foot-2, 281-pound sophomore from Patterson, Calif., appeared in nine games as a true freshman last season and recorded seven... more

List the school most likely to have two of the most physical players in college football. Alabama under Nick Saban is the no-brainer favorite, right? LSU, USC and Florida State have to be on the short list, followed by other historic powers like... more

There is a generation of football fans that have absolutely no idea Oregon State was once among the nation's worst programs. All they know is Steven Jackson, Andy Levitre and Chad Johnson, upset wins over USC and bowl games, blissfully unaware that the... more

Jim Harbaugh's first Bay Area red resurrection continues to thrive using the same formula of a dominant defensive front seven and punishing running game, but third-year head coach David Shaw did something not even Harbaugh could achieve by winning the... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The numbers were anything but pretty. By every conceivable statistic, the Arizona defense was beyond horrid in 2012, ranking 102nd out of 120 FBS teams in points allowed, 105th in rushing yards allowed, 108th in sacks, 117th in... more

Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports QB Connor Brewer announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Arizona. Former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer is headed home, announcing Monday evening on Twitter that he will transfer to Arizona. I have... more

Here are the keys to a Ferrari, Mark Helfrich. Just don't crash it. Not since Larry Coker took over the 2001 Miami Hurricanes has a new coach been handed a roster so stocked with premier players. Oregon has dramatically upgraded its recruiting of late... more

Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports Coach Mike Leach's latest receiving gem might be Gabe Marks, the Cougars' most-gifted athlete. Any notions that the arrival of head coach Mike Leach and his Air Raid offense could immediately reverse Washington... more

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats welcomed RB Daniel Jenkins back after he left to play for a different Pac-12 team. After a brief sabbatical at Washington State, running back Daniel Jenkins is back at Arizona for his senior... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Keith Price needs to rediscover his confidence and 2011 form to be considered for the 2014 draft. Steve Sarkisian knows offense, having developed a host of top quarterbacks and skill-position players in his... more

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Fresno State QB Derek Carr could be a first-round pick like his older brother, David Carr. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr set a new Mountain West Conference single-season record for passing yards last season,... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley knows how to make an immediate impression. Fans across the country found out when Hundley took his first-ever college snap and ran 72 yards for a touchdown at Rice, but Bruins offensive lineman... more

USC 2013 season preview July 29, 2013

Talent is never an issue for the Trojans, who have produced 77 first-round draft picks . Even after last season's meltdown and the graduation of quarterback Matt Barkley, USC has plenty of top-level prospects to match any team in the Pac-12 and... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- After a prolific season during which they formed one of the top receiving tandems in college football, Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton are back under the radar, albeit on different sides of the country now. Wheaton, a third-round... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Even coming off a 7-6 season -- or maybe because of it -- USC still can draw a crowd. The transcript of the Trojans' press conference with head coach Lane Kiffin, wide receiver Mariqse Lee and linebacker Hayes Pullard at... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- If you would think anyone had some special insight as to who will replace Matt Barkley as USC's starting quarterback, it would have to be junior wide receiver Marqise Lee, right? Lee is the new face of the program, found on... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton led the Pac-12 in sacks last season and the reigning Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year is bigger and stronger this year. So where can quarterbacks direct their hate mail when Sutton... more

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Rooting interest be damned, count Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich among those excited to see exactly what his former boss Chip Kelly's offense looks like with the Philadelphia Eagles. "As a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, it's hard,... more

AP Photo / Ben Liebenberg Oregon is counting on running back De'Anthony Thomas to continue his big-play ways. CULVER CITY, Calif. -- How many carries per game can running back De'Anthony Thomas handle? That's a question Oregon coach Mark... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press Commissioner Larry Scott announced tighter tackling restrictions for Pac-12 practices. CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Pac-12 teams will be limited to two full-contact practices a week under a new health and safety... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press NCAA president Mark Emmert acknowledges that big changes to college athletics are on the way. NCAA president Mark Emmert has called for a special convention next January to reevaluate how the top level of... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Bob Stoops has had 65 players drafted during his tenure as the coach at Oklahoma. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops needs only nine more victories to pass Barry Switzer for the most wins in school history. Stoops... more

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Kasen Williams have been cleared to rejoin the team for fall camp, head coach Steve Sarkisian told The Associated Press on Thursday during the Pac-12's East Coast media tour. Sarkisian did... more

BYU 2013 season preview July 25, 2013

Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press Kyle Van Noy garnered a lot of attention for his dominating performance in the Poinsettia Bowl. Long known for its passing prowess, it wasn't a surprise that BYU's best-known alumni in the NFL over the past... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Baylor RB Glasco Martin scored 15 rushing touchdowns in 2012. DALLAS -- Lache Seastrunk is going to be getting all the attention in the Baylor backfield this season, but ignore senior running back Glasco... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk is confident that he will be in the mix for the Heisman Trophy. DALLAS -- Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is making up for lost time, showing off both his trademark speed and... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma's Trey Millard is a versatile back capable of helping in many different ways. DALLAS -- In terms of pure versatility, Trey Millard of Oklahoma is the Big 12's best Swiss Army knife. He is a capable lead... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Bell-cow back James Sims gives Kansas a viable, big-play offensive threat. In 2007, Kansas propelled itself to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl win. Cornerback Aqib Talib was a first-round pick the following... more

Conrad Schmidt / Associated Press Capturing the CyHawk Series trophy will once again be a major goal for the Cyclones. Iowa State hasn't had a player taken in the first round since the Houston Oilers selected running back George Amundson in... more

Elaine Thompson / AP Photo Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has not yet been reinstated by coach Steve Sarkisian. Two-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has caught 38 touchdowns in three seasons with the New England Patriots, so an NFC... more

The highlight of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez's offseason came when he dressed up as an old West sheriff for a team promotional video. Everything else Rodriguez has had to deal with ahead of his second season leading the Wildcats has been decidedly... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Charles Sims -- a transfer from Houston -- immediately gives West Virginia an all-purpose threat. It seemed like a natural fit: put high-flying West Virginia in an offensively driven conference with a coach... more

Dave Einsel / Associated Press Eric Ward could be the latest in a long line of Texas Tech receivers to go on to prominence in the NFL. The history of Texas Tech football will almost certainly be divided into two eras: That which preceded the... more

J. Pat Carter / Associated Press Ty Zimmerman is the sort of unheralded playmaker who could find a real niche in the NFL. Manhattan's modern football miracle continues, as Bill Snyder's second term leading a program of undersized and... more

DALLAS -- Mack Brown endorsed Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's notions of either creating a fourth division of NCAA athletics or tailoring the rules for a specific sport. The Texas head coach indicated a preference to combine those two approaches Tuesday... more

Jeff Gentner / Associated Press West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen makes no apologies for the Big 12's up-tempo offenses. DALLAS -- Dana Holgorsen is not a lawyer, but the energy drink-chugging West Virginia head coach delivered one heck of... more

DALLAS -- TCU head coach Gary Patterson is the first to tell you he would love to have sophomore defensive end Devonte Fields playing in the season opener against LSU at Cowboys Stadium. Fields had 10 of the Horned Frogs' 29 sacks last season, earning... more

Richard Rowe / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State DT Calvin Barnett has not ruled out playing through another head injury. DALLAS -- Oklahoma State defensive tackle Calvin Barnett suffered a mild concussion last season against Baylor, but... more

TCU 2013 season preview July 23, 2013

LM Otero / Associated Press Quarterback Casey Pachall's immense talent is often overshadowed by his off-field issues. In a conference in which offenses provide its identity, Gary Patterson and TCU focus on providing a tough-minded defensive... more

Matt York / Associated Press Trey Millard has the potential to be an NFL contributor in a creative and versatile offense. Oklahoma has won 10 or more games in eight of the last 10 seasons, but has only produced 10 first-round draft picks in... more

DALLAS -- Texas Tech has produced plenty of standout wide receivers in recent years that senior Eric Ward could choose to model his game on. His choice is looking back at him in the mirror. "I model myself after me," Ward said during Big 12 media... more

DALLAS -- It didn't matter if Charlie Weis was with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Notre Dame or Florida -- he always focused on manufacturing a passing game. Sometimes it worked -- see: Tom Brady, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel -- and... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Jackson Jeffcoat, the son of former Cowboys and Bills player Jim Jeffcoat, has NFL pedigree. Overview Longhorns coach Mack Brown must be wondering if he has fallen into the "Twilight Zone" these days, placed under... more

DALLAS -- Charlie Weis is nothing if not quotable . His second appearance as Kansas head coach at Big 12 media days featured a doozy of a line that might one-up his infamous "decided schematic advantage" comment. Asked about his recruiting pitch,... more

Univ. of Texas / AP Photo Big 12 schools, such as the University of Texas, will begin showing conference highlights in-stadium during games. DALLAS -- Big 12 schools will offer in-game highlights on a "taped and live basis" in its stadiums... more

DALLAS -- Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby launched into a scathing criticism of the NCAA to open his conference's media days and suggested governance by sport could be a more effective model moving forward, ramping up the pressure days after his SEC... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Cyril Richardson provides an anchor for a prolific Baylor offense that can score tons of points. Overview Even with that Robert Griffin III guy off capturing the imagination of the nation's capital, Baylor's... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma State's young quarterback -- J.W. Walsh -- vies to be the next great Big 12 passer. Overview No Brandon Weeden, no Justin Blackmon, no problem? Even with three quarterbacks shuffling in and out of the... more

Always one to walk his own path, the latest step for running back Ricky Williams will be into the world of coaching. Williams, the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas and an 11-year NFL veteran, is in the process of becoming as the running backs coach at... more

When Arizona senior linebacker Jake Fischer arrives at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Calif., next Friday, he may find questions about football few and far between. He is the most high-profile of the six current student-athletes that were added as... more

Lenny Ignelzi / AP Photo Baylor's Lache Seastrunk is the lone Big 12 player on Daniel Jeremiah's initial Talented top 50. Taken in and of itself, the presence of only one Big 12 player in Daniel Jeremiah's Talented Top 50 isn't necessarily some... more

Don Ryan / AP Photo Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey will not have his jersey sold by the school this fall. Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey is many things entering the 2013 season: the nation's leading rusher, a first-team All-Pac-12 honoree and... more

T.J. Yeldon of Alabama is a throwback tailback that lines up in the I-formation. Arizona junior Ka'Deem Carey excels in the kind of up-tempo spread offense that causes Yeldon's head coach, Nick Saban, to wax philosophically . They might be featured in... more

Had your fill of Johnny Football ? Too bad, as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel leads the 34 players on the Davey O'Brien Award watch list released Wednesday. Before his controversial offseason, which culminated with an early exit from the Manning... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Marqise Lee is one of the many heralded receivers on the 2013 Biletnikoff watch list. When the initial Biletnikoff Award watch list was announced last year, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee was somehow left off the roster, only... more

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will serve one day in jail after the junior pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in Seattle on Monday. Seferian-Jenkins, who was also placed on probation for five years, was arrested in March after being involved... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports USC QB Cody Kessler participated in Jets West camp Friday. When New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez convened the latest edition of his annual summer Jets West practices at his old high school in Mission Viejo, Calif.,... more

Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press UCLA LB Anthony Barr will impress NFL scouts with his speed. When listing the most explosive players in the Pacific-12 Conference, Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee would be... more

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