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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Aliotti's defense again quietly excelling

    Ted Miller

    Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is pleased. It has just been noted to him that his Ducks showcased brilliant coverage in the secondary during their 45-24 win at Washington. It's the same observation that had been made by Huskies coach Steve...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. Stanford Cardinal spring wrap

    Ted Miller

    STANFORD CARDINAL 2012 record: 12-2 2012 conference record: 8-1 Returning starters Offense: 7; defense: 8; kicker Top returners: QB Kevin Hogan, OT David Yankey, LB Shayne Skov, LB Trent Murphy, DE Ben Gardner, S Ed Reynolds Key losses: RB...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Pac-12 in NFL draft: Defense rules!

    Ted Miller

    ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has published his NFL mock draft 5.0, which includes analysis of several scenarios for each team , and he projects four Pac-12 players being selected in the first round. But that's not what's interesting. What's inte...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  6. Take 2: First Pac-12 NFL draft pick?

    Ted Miller

    It appears that the Pac-12 could produce two top-10 selections on Day 1 of the NFL draft on April 25. It's also a bit unusual that both play defense in a conference known for offense. So who should be picked first: Oregon defensive end/outside lin...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. Kiffin was the problem in Sun Bowl

    Ted Miller

    With just a week to prepare for the nation's best defense, USC's backup quarterback Max Wittek played pretty darn well. His performance was encouraging in a 22-13 loss to No. 1 Notre Dame on Nov. 24. With over a month of preparation for the Sun Bo...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  8. Banker wants his 'tough guys' back

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker assesses his run defense the last two years not unlike many Beavers fans might. And just as colorfully. "We have been absolutely the [expletive] the past two years against the run after being one of t...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  9. Mailbag: Cougs' exciting 3-4 defense!

    Ted Miller

    We missed the mailbag Friday because we were bogged down in Pac-12 spring reviews, which you can see here. But here's a quick come-backer until Friday. By the way, you can follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter here. Go Wazzu from Pullman, Wash.,...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  10. Pac-12 links: Case vs. Kiffin not airtight

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Arizona State hit the offseason with experience at quarterback. No longer. A defense of California's game with Presbyterian. And Cal is one of many Pac-12 teams that will play Nevada in coming seasons. A look at where Colorado s...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. Matthews, Harris key Ducks defense

    Ted Miller

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One is the veteran linebacker with the last name that says "football." The other is the young, boisterous and sometimes spectacular playmaker who earned All-American honors despite not earning a starting job until midseason. O...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  12. Opening the mailbag: Poor Duckies!

    Ted Miller

    What the heck are we supposed to do Saturday? Follow me on Twitter. A couple of Oregon fans talk to an SEC defense about Auburn QB Cam Newton. Dirk from Auburn: Do you really think the Duckies can keep up with an SEC team in the national cha...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  13. Q&A: Cal D-coordinator Clancy Pendergast

    Ted Miller

    California has played dominant defense on Saturdays this season. But as Bears fans know, there is a catch. The Bears gave up 497 yards at Nevada in a 52-31 loss on a Friday night. In the other three games, they've given up just 20 total points,...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  14. Q&A: Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast

    Ted Miller

    California expected to be good on defense last year. It wasn't. The Bears gave up 28 points per game vs. Pac-10 foes, which ranked ninth in the conference. While the official word is long-time coordinator Bob Gregory voluntarily left for Boise Sta...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  15. Pac-10 lunch links: Oregon State loses starting linebacker

    Ted Miller

    Everytime I go to Vegas, I seem to incur some kind of fine. Checking in with former Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski at the NFL combine. So will California's defense be a 3-4 or 4-3 with its new coordinator? Mike Tepper heads to the NFL with an...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  16. Pac-10 lunch links: Coaching intrigue!

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller The Pac-10 news never ends. Washington hired USC's Nick Holt as its defensive coordinator. He faces a challenge, taking over perhaps the nation's worst defense. The players, though, are excited.Who might replace H...

    Blog | January 06, 2009