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  1. Oregon not only Pac-12 team eyeing CFP

    Ted Miller

    The first rule of College Football Playoff is you talk about College Football Playoff. The second rule is you assume nothing. Well, that's completely wrong. The entire -- and endless! -- discussion involves projecting ahead, making assumptions abo...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. Territorial Cup has hate and relevance

    Ted Miller

    What makes a great college football rivalry? Two things: 1. Passionate and legitimate ill will; 2. National relevance. Arizona and Arizona State have long had the former, with the bad feelings advancing beyond the typical state rivalry because of ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  3. Jesus, girls, Marcus Mariota and Pac-12 South

    Ted Miller

    A great mystery has been lost amid the jocularity surrounding celebrity journalist and sixth-grader Charlie Pape's quizzing Oregon coach Mark Helfrich about the future of Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota. While we can all appreciate that top topics o...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. Pac-12 dominates list of Polynesian stars

    Ted Miller

    With four entries, the Pac-12 dominates the list of five finalists for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The five finalists are Hawaii punter/wide receiver/punt returner Scott Harding, Washington linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha, ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  5. Year of 'Close' in Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, nuclear war, slow dancing and becoming a billionaire. It only gets you wistful in college football. It certainly won't win a championship. And it can make you miserable. This is the "Year of Close" i...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  6. Cody Kessler quietly becomes star QB

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- Since the turn of the millennium, there has been no more celebrated spot in college football than quarterback at USC. It's produced two Heisman Trophy winners and household names pretty much every year, even after the NCAA kicked its j...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  7. Mailbag: Better season for USC or UCLA?

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Welcome to the mailbag. Follow me on Twitter. Please. To the notes. Oscar from Irwindale Calif., writes: At the beginning of the season expectations for UCLA where pretty similar to USC's 2012 high hopes. Fair or unfair USC als...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  8. Oregon, Arizona State make their moves

    Ted Miller

    And just like that, we have Pac-12 clarity. Or potential clarity, which some fussbudgets might insist is nothing like clarity. After impressively exorcising its Stanford demons a day after All Hallows' Eve, Oregon owns a decisive lead in the Pac-1...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  9. Should Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide or TCU Horned Frogs be ...

    Ted Miller

    With Auburn and Ole Miss playing Saturday, the College Football Playoff Rankings are going to change in a notable way next week, which makes our task today somewhat important: The case for No. 5. As in: Who moves into the joyous, warming glow of the top four next week?

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  10. Pac-12 South race is going to be wild ride

    Ted Miller

    Man, they sure do play football different down South. It's grittier. Grimier. No one escapes unscathed. It's a grind unlike any other in college football. After three years of the Pac-12's Battle of Northern Domination, the South has risen again. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. Chris Petersen jumps into Huskies-Ducks rivalry

    Ted Miller

    The introduction of Chris Petersen to the Washington-Oregon rivalry comes as quite a relief to the ink-stained wretches who write about college football. Redundancy and predictability are the sworn enemies of the scribbling class, and the Huskies-Duc...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  12. Top 25 surprises at the college football season's halfway point

    Ted Miller

    The college football season has had a little bit of everything, and it's only halfway done. We run down the top 25 surprises.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  13. Pac-12 football isn't excellent, but it's entertaining

    Ted Miller

    We live in a world that values entertainment over excellence, so why should the Pac-12 cater to a minority who like their football magisterial and coldly dominant? We call those folks snobs. Antiquated snobs at that. The Pac-12 is of the people, wher...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  14. Oregon, UCLA still in playoff race

    Ted Miller

    If Oregon wins the rest of its games, it's going to be in the College Football Playoff. You can take that to the bank. If UCLA wins the rest of its games, it's going to be in the College Football Playoff. You can take that to the bank. So, really,...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  15. Arizona beats Oregon, rewrites Pac-12 script

    Ted Miller

    If Arizona's shocking 31-24 victory at No. 2 Oregon on Thursday is indicative of the sort of spectacle ahead on this epic weekend of college football, we all might want to invest in seat belts for our easy chairs. And perhaps don helmets ourselves. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. Warning: Bold Week 6 Pac-12 declarations

    Ted Miller

    Declarative sentences are dangerous heading into Week 6 of a college football season. History has taught us most things that appear ready to be tied neatly with a bow end up torn to shreds. But danger is the Pac-12 blog's middle name. (We just though...

    Blog | September 29, 2014