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  1. Utah has no passing fancy

    Ted Miller

    Utah owns the Pac-12's second-best defense and best special teams. It runs the ball well. A 6-2 record and national ranking also are nice, considering the already bowl-eligible Utes finished with losing marks the previous two seasons. So it wouldn't ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Arizona State-UCLA reaction and East Coast bias

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday -- even you, Arizona State. World didn't end Thursday. You can follow me on Twitter here. To the notes. Jockston from SEC country writes: UCLA is good on offense, but it can't play defense, so it can't win a championship because...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Arizona State: Offense still best defense

    Ted Miller

    The question for Arizona State coach Todd Graham focused on his defense. This was not a new topic. The Sun Devils are pretty much completely rebuilding their defense after losing nine starters from the 2013 Pac-12 South Division champions, and it obv...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Pac-12: Issue is schedule, not perception

    Ted Miller

    The only thing the Pac-12 has to fear in the new era of the College Football Playoff is itself. Oh, and other conferences gaming the infant system. Whatever negative perceptions formerly were held about the Pac-12 -- finesse, pass-first, defense-o...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  5. Kendricks ready to lead UCLA defense

    Ted Miller

    Things are good for UCLA this summer. For one, in advance of preseason practices, the Bruins can recline by the pool and reflect on having defeated USC in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1997-98. That span, by the way, is also the last t...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  6. Poll: Offense most likely to rebound

    Ted Miller

    This week, we've looked at the worst offenses and defenses in the Pac-12 in 2013 and speculated on which is most likely to take a step forward this fall. We broke things down. Now it's your turn to pick which team you think is headed for better th...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  7. Poll: Defense most likely to rebound

    Ted Miller

    This week, we've looked at the worst offenses and defenses in the Pac-12 in 2013 and speculated on which is most likely to take a step forward this fall. We broke things down. Now it's your turn to pick which team you think is headed for better th...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  8. South Division defenses set to rebound?

    Ted Miller

    In 2012, Arizona's defense surrendered 35.3 points per game. That's bad. This past season, Arizona yielded 24.2 points per game. Much better. Every season, offenses and defenses improve or regress. Oregon State had the most improved defense in the...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  9. North Division defenses set to rebound?

    Ted Miller

    In 2012, Arizona's defense surrendered 35.3 points per game. That's bad. This past season, Arizona yielded 24.2 points per game. Much better. The Wildcats had the most improved defense in the Pac-12 in 2013. Part of that was having little room to ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  10. Q&A: Utah defensive coordinator Sitake

    Ted Miller

    After leading the Pac-12 in scoring defense in 2011, Utah has slipped into the middle of the pack in the conference the past two seasons. While the numbers have been generally solid -- most notably against the run -- you get the feeling that coordina...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Q&A: Colorado DC Kent Baer

    Ted Miller

    There is no question Colorado's defense improved in 2013 under first-year coordinator Kent Baer compared to 2012. It gave up nearly eight fewer points per game. It yielded an entire yard less per play. Yet no one would call giving up 38 points and...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Offensive explosion plays: North

    Ted Miller

    Just as defenses like to create negative plays for offenses, offenses like to create explosion plays -- plays of more than 20 yards. So which Pac-12 offenses created the most explosion plays in 2013? And how? And who's coming back in 2014? I ap...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  13. Offensive explosion plays: South

    Ted Miller

    Just as defenses like to create negative plays for offenses, offenses like to create explosion plays -- plays of over 20 yards. So which Pac-12 offenses created the most explosion plays in 2013? And how? And who's coming back in 2014? I appreci...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  14. Defensive negative plays: North Division

    Ted Miller

    They say defense wins championships. Well, creating negative plays typically makes for a winning defense. We're defining negative plays as tackles for a loss, sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles (we went with forced fumbles instead of fumble r...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  15. Defensive negative plays: Pac-12 South

    Ted Miller

    They say defense wins championships. Well, creating negative plays typically makes for a winning defense. We're defining negative plays here as tackles for a loss, sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles (we went with forced fumbles instead of fum...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  16. ASU undergoing spring defense rebuild

    Ted Miller

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona State offense is cruising along, owning the line of scrimmage and making plays. Taylor Kelly and company are efficient and dominant, even with a couple of negative outcomes here and there. Hard-to-satisify Sun Devils coach...

    Blog | April 04, 2014