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  1. Preseason position reviews: Running back

    Kevin Gemmell

    It's time to start our preseason position reviews. Please, hold your applause until we are finished. Here's how we do this. We provide three evaluative categories: "Great shape," "Good shape" and "We'll see." Hint: You'd prefer your team to be ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. First round of spring games Saturday

    Kevin Gemmell

    The first round of spring games in the Pac-12 kicks off Saturday with Colorado, Arizona and Stanford. All three games are free to the public. Here's a primer on what you need to know. Arizona Where: Arizona Stadium Kickoff: 1 p.m. MST TV: Pac...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Stanford backs return to committee

    Kevin Gemmell

    All indications are that Stanford is going to be a running-back-by-committee team in 2014. You've heard this one before, right? Wasn't that the word out of spring this time last year? Then Tyler Gaffney galloped in, fresh off a minor league bas...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Offensive 3-headed monster: North

    Kevin Gemmell

    You remember the three-headed monster, right? It's about returning production that will scare -- terrify! --opponents. Or not. On offense, it's elite combinations at quarterback, running back and receiver. On defense, it's elite combinations of...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Stanford Cardinal season preview

    Kevin Gemmell

    We continue our day-by-day snapshots of each Pac-12 team heading into the 2013 season in reverse alphabetical order with the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford Coach: David Shaw (23-4) 2012 record: 12-2 (8-1 Pac-12 North) Key losses: RB Stepfan ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  6. Q&A: Stanford's Mike Bloomgren

    Kevin Gemmell

    When Stanford coach David Shaw went looking for an offensive coordinator, he didn't look far, promoting Mike Bloomgren a couple of weeks after Pep Hamilton left for that role with the Indianapolis Colts. No other candidates were interviewed. Bloomgre...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. Stanford releases post-spring depth chart

    Kevin Gemmell

    Unlike last year, there is no quarterback competition at Stanford. But the recently released post-spring depth chart does reveal some potentially interesting developments to eye-ball heading into fall. Starting on offense -- there are only two run...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  8. Mailbag: Trufant No. 22, silly bloggers

    Kevin Gemmell

    After vigorous debate and consulting all stakeholders, we've officially come up with a name for the Pac-12 blog mailbag. From here on out, it will be known as the Pac-12 blog mailbag. Simple, sophisticated. We considered two divisions for when Ted an...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  9. Athlon ranks the Pac-12 running backs

    Kevin Gemmell

    The offseason is the season of lists. And here's another. Athlon Sports ranked the Pac-12 running backs, 1-20, and offered a breakdown of each player for your reading pleasure. It's a pretty solid list, with maybe one or two position flips. But...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. Weekend practice wrap

    Kevin Gemmell

    Catching you up on the weekend practices. Arizona, Cal and Stanford are the only three teams that have kicked off spring ball. Cal had the weekend off and resumes practice today. The Wildcats opened the spring session on Saturday with a helmets-an...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  11. Mailbag: Gaffney, Hogan and more USC rage

    Kevin Gemmell

    Ted is sad, which is why I'm doing the mailbag today. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter and Ted will be happy again. Thomas in Palo Alto, Calif. writes: You called Tyler Gaffney a game-changer. Isn't that hyperbole considering he's been away fr...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  12. Pac-12 chat wrap

    Kevin Gemmell

    The first Pac-12 chat of the offseason was a resounding success. We all had a blast, and at the end of the day I'd like to think that we all learned a little something about life ... and about ourselves. To get the full experience, you can see the co...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  13. Lunch links: Beavers' O-line in the spotlight

    Kevin Gemmell

    I have what's known as the wheel. It's got earthy tones, a smooth draw and enough kick to win me the high and the low. Arizona looking to its offense to help plug holes on the defense. Some more on Taylor Kelly being named ASU's starter. Some n...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  14. Pac-12 running back rankings

    Kevin Gemmell

    Despite the Pac-12 conference being home to some of the best quarterbacks and wide receivers in the country, some teams do occasionally run the football. Some better than others. Some really better than others. Our friends at Athlon Sports continu...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. Stanford, UCLA closing talent gap

    Kevin Gemmell

    Before handing off the Pac-12 conference championship trophy to either USC or Oregon, Football Outsiders' Brian Fremeau suggests taking a look at Stanford and UCLA first. Fremeau examined five programs that are closing the talent gap versus the to...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  16. Q&A: Stanford's David Shaw, part one

    Kevin Gemmell

    Stanford head coach David Shaw has a lot to smile about after hauling in a top-15 recruiting class on Wednesday. With six ESPNU 150 players -- including three of the top offensive linemen in the country and athletic playmakers on both sides of the b...

    Blog | February 02, 2012