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  1. Pac-12 lunch links

    Ted Miller

    I'm never gonna look back, Whoa-Oh Never gonna give it up, No-Oh Just don't wake me now (Ooh, Ooh-Ooh, Ooh) This is gonna be the best day of my life. Catching up with former Arizona and NFL great Michael Bates. Arizona State coach Todd Grah...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Alabama scheduling

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Welcome to the mailbag. You can follow me on Twitter here. To the notes. Michael from Anniston, Alabama, writes: You credit the CF playoff for the Bama-USC match-up? Hogwash. Bama has been scheduling such opening games ever sin...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  3. Offense 3-headed monsters: Pac-12 South

    Ted Miller

    You remember the three-headed monster, right? It's about returning production that will scare -- terrify! --opponents. Or not. On offense, it's elite combinations at quarterback, running back and receiver. On defense, it's elite combinations of...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Pac-12 again shut out of national title hunt

    Ted Miller

    Chaos could happen. Alabama could lose to Auburn. Florida State could go down in the ACC title game. Ohio State could lose to Michigan. Baylor could falter at Oklahoma State. Then the Pac-12, in the form of either Stanford or Oregon, could slip in...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Oregon State defense gets off the canvas

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State's defense has gone from bad to mediocre. With the Beavers offense rolling up 44 points and 516 yards per game, that improvement has been good enough to help get them 6-1 and a No. 25 ranking in the BCS standings. The question is wheth...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  7. What are Oregon's weaknesses?

    Ted Miller

    Oregon is terrible on fourth down. The Ducks have converted on just seven of 18 fourth-down plays this year. Their 38.9 conversion rate ranks 10th in the Pac-12, behind struggling teams like Colorado and California. We point that out because that'...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. Pac-12 lunch links

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This Arizona O-lineman has had quite a journey. Arizona State's game in Cowboys Stadium against Notre Dame is a homecoming for coach Todd Graham. California coach Sonny Dykes is an Air Raider, too. Frosh RB Michael Adkins has ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. Pac-12 lunch links: Injuries hit the Beavers

    Ted Miller

    After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain. Arizona's passing game has some work to do. Arizona State now eyeballs Wisconsin. California's running game is not yet in gear. An opportunistic defens...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. Lokombo leads Oregon LBs

    Ted Miller

    Just because a position is questionable in the preseason doesn't mean it's not answerable. Questionable: Oregon is replacing three A-list linebackers. Dion Jordan was first-team All-Pac-12 and the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Kiko Alo...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Best case-worst case: Oregon State

    Ted Miller

    This is the seventh 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 goin...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. Preseason position reviews: safety

    Ted Miller

    Safety is a strong position in the conference. Only UCLA has almost no experience returning to man the middle of its back-half, while the battle for the two All-Pac-12 teams should be tight. So how do things stack up? GREAT SHAPE Stanford: J...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  13. Preseason position reviews: linebacker

    Ted Miller

    Linebacker should a strong position in the Pac-12 this fall. You could argue that six or seven guys are or could become All-American candidates. So how do the units stack up? GREAT SHAPE Stanford: Three starters back for the Pac-12's best ru...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Oregon (NCAA) demise exaggerated

    Ted Miller

    You know the final scene of the classic 1978 horror film "Halloween," when Dr. Loomis thinks he has gunned down inexorable slasher Michael Myers, knocking him through a second-story window into the yard below? Only when he looks down after consoling ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. Banker hopeful OSU will fill defensive voids

    Ted Miller

    If the Dictionary of Phrases needs a demonstration of what "cautiously optimistic" sounds like, they might want to chat with Mark Banker about his Oregon State defense. He makes a good case for optimism. And he's got reasons to be cautious. It ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  16. Poll: Pac-12's tackling leader in 2013?

    Ted Miller

    We've been reviewing Pac-12 statistical leaders from 2012 who are returning in 2013. Now it's your turn. We've already polled you on passing, rushing and receiving with 45 percent saying "Other" for rushing, 42 percent saying Oregon's Marcus Mario...

    Blog | June 06, 2013