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  1. Heisman buzz and quarterback depth

    Kevin Gemmell

    It's only the middle of June, but the familiar sound of the Heisman buzz has already started. The Pac-12 is no stranger to preseason Heisman buzz. Andrew Luck had it. So did Matt Barkley. Marcus Mariota had it for a while last season. And, along w...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  2. Kiffin just never looked the part at USC

    Ted Miller

    The problem with coaching USC is you're coaching USC. If you don't really understand what that means, then you're doomed to fail. That's the lesson learned by Lane Kiffin, who was fired shortly after the team's charter flight landed in Los Angeles...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Future starts now for PSU QB Hackenberg

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Four months ago, Christian Hackenberg was kicking up sand near the dugout as part of the Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy baseball team. He was finding free time, between baseball and classwork, to break out flash cards and ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. QB competitions: Some settled, some not

    Kevin Gemmell

    It all seemed so simple before Week 1 of last year. Six quarterback competitions, six resolutions before the first game of the year. Taylor Kelly had won the gig at ASU. Jordan Webb set foot on campus and was almost instantly Colorado's starter. M...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Who's the best QB... really?

    Ted Miller

    ESPN Stats & Information's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) will be worth following this season. It's probably the best statistical measure of a quarterback's effectiveness out there. As previously noted, the Manning Award used the 2012 QBR to p...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  6. Pac-12 top 25 for 2013: No. 4

    Ted Miller

    Our countdown of the Pac-12's top 25 preseason players in 2013 continues. A lot of good players, as it happens every season, won't make the preseason list. It is in their hands to make the postseason list. You can review our 2012 postseason top...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Opening the mailbag: Case for Kevin Hogan

    Ted Miller

    Howdy. Next week, we'll have games. That is a good thing. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. That way no one will look at you when the term "benighted souls" is used in your presence. To the notes. Andrew from Agoura Hills, Calif., writes: I...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. USC Trojans WR Marqise Lee looking for encore

    Johnny Curren

    He's lost his quarterback (Matt Barkley) and his running mate at WR (Robert Woods), but USC junior Marqise Lee is focused on putting up even better numbers than he did during his Biletnikoff-winning sophomore season.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  9. Pac-12's next (insert name here) Football

    Kevin Gemmell

    Who is this year's Johnny Manziel in the Pac-12? In other words, which player could come out of nowhere and win the Heisman from the conference? Well, if we knew, he wouldn't be coming out of nowhere in the preseason, now, would he? Perhaps it is ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. Rivalries in the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    There are special rivalries -- Army-Navy, Auburn-Alabama, Ohio State-Michigan, USC-Notre Dame -- to which all college football fans tip their caps. But every college football rivalry is great -- and bitter -- for those who are invested in one team...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  11. Best case-worst case: USC

    Ted Miller

    This is the sixth in a series looking at potential dream and nightmare scenarios for all Pac-12 teams. Understand: These are not predictions. They are extreme scenarios and pieces of fiction. You can read last year's versions here. We're going ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. Shaw, USC ready to move on with new 'D'

    Ted Miller

    Josh Shaw transferred from Florida to USC in the spring of 2012 thinking he was leaving an SEC power for a national title contender. Didn't exactly work out like that. "I think everyone had big goals -- we all had national championship aspirations...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  13. Manning Award and Pac-12 blog vindication!

    Ted Miller

    The Manning Award is going all sabermetric, with an assist from ESPN Stats & Information's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR). The award announced its 30-man watch list on Thursday, basing the list on the top 30 returning quarterbacks accordin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. Poll: Most shocking 2012 game?

    Ted Miller

    This morning we looked at five Pac-12 games from 2012 that no one -- or at least very few folks -- saw coming. Now it's your turn: Which 2012 result most shocked you? Let's review the choices. Stanford's win over USC early in the season beca...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  15. Steele: USC goes over; Utah goes under

    Ted Miller

    We've already noted that ESPN contributor Phil Steele loves USC this season, and he further quantifies that here when he considers whether to pick an over or under on predicted win totals provided by the Las Vegas Hilton. He loves the over with US...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. Five games nobody saw coming in 2012

    Ted Miller

    See the 2013 schedule. Pencil it out. And then rethink it: Where are the upset specials? Where are the games that will bite overconfident prognosticators in their rear ends? Are upsets completely random? Or should we have seen them coming? Of c...

    Blog | July 22, 2013