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  1. Wilson back, but QB competition is real

    Ted Miller

    There was a general feeling of cautious optimism when Utah quarterback Travis Wilson was cleared for non-contact participation this past spring. Pretty obvious reason for that. Just a few months before, the general feeling was his career was over bec...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Pac-12 poll: To wait or not on naming QB?

    Ted Miller

    USC coach Steve Sarkisian named Cody Kessler his starting quarterback this week, though he noted that Kessler will have to continue to defend the position against competition from redshirt freshman Max Browne during fall camp. It wasn't a big surp...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Lunch links: Utes' O-line coming together

    Ted Miller

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Arizona's QB competition heads into the offseason, but it's still active. Arizona State coach Todd Graham is happy with his te...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Competition abounds at Arizona

    Ted Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez declared his third round of spring practices with the Wildcats a success after the spring game on Saturday, even though he was unable -- or unwilling -- to provide much insight into how things stood among...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Mailbag: Utah QB prospects looking up

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Justin from Chantilly, Va., writes: I believe Utah fans should be excited for a QB competition entering spring practice. What are the odds of Oklahoma transfer Kendal T...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Poll: Pac-12 QB competitions

    Ted Miller

    Some coaches don't want to announce a starting QB until the week of the first game. Some coaches believe it's important to announce a starter as soon as possible so he can take a leadership position in front of his teammates. Former USC coach Pete...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. Mannion proves Beavers QB choice correct

    Ted Miller

    Sean Mannion emerged in August from one of the nation's most closely watched preseason quarterback competitions as the Oregon State starter over Cody Vaz. That competition was particularly noteworthy because it featured two players with significant e...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. It's Mannion, but will it prove permanent?

    Ted Miller

    After all the Vaz-Mannion, Mannion-Vaz -- or both! -- Oregon State coach Mike Riley ended the high-profile competition between Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz by naming Mannion the starter against Eastern Washington on Saturday. Or did he? That now b...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Riley's strangest QB competition

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State Beavers coach Mike Riley's recent history with quarterbacks is interesting to say the least. He's presently presiding over "The Great Sean Mannion versus Cody Vaz Competition," one that features two players with successful starting ex...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Tapping Goff an aggressive move by Dykes

    Ted Miller

    It's probably self-indulgent to look for deeper meaning in California coach Sonny Dykes naming true freshman Jared Goff his starting quarterback Friday. Going beyond the notion that Goff simply straight-up won the competition with redshirt freshman Z...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. UCLA a 'schedule loser?'

    Ted Miller

    One of the big problems in college football is it's often not how good you really are but how good your competition is. The degree of scheduling difficulty across the sport is hardly uniform. Not even nearly so. At the end of nearly every season, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. Mannion one of five Oregon State captains

    Ted Miller

    Junior Sean Mannion was elected one of five Oregon State captains, which makes one wonder if his teammates are voting on who should be the starting quarterback. Mannion, of course, is locked in a tough competition with senior Cody Vaz for the star...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. Scroggins gets second chance with Arizona

    Ted Miller

    Jesse Scroggins is a guy who should be able to provide some insight into USC's high-profile quarterback competition. After all, he practiced with Cody Kessler and Max Wittek for a year. He's witnessed their strengths and weaknesses and their makeup a...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  14. What we learned in the Pac-12 this spring

    Ted Miller

    1. Quarterback competitions (mostly) unresolved: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon State and USC entered spring with straight-up QB competitions, and none arrived at any clarity at the position, though some seemed to hint at a front-runner. B.J. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. Pac-12 QB competitions update

    Ted Miller

    Four of the five Pac-12 teams that entered spring with wide-open quarterback competitions are now finished with practices and are headed into the offseason. So ... what did we learn? A little but not a lot. We didn't expect much resolution and we ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  16. Video: California Bears QB Zach Kline

    Ted Miller

    Zach Kline talks about Cal's quarterback competition and whether he is the frontrunner....

    Blog | March 20, 2013