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  1. Preseason magazines on Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    Preseason magazines don't always get it right, but they certainly whet our appetite for the college football season. As for how they view the Pac-12's 2014 pecking order and national standing among the preseason Top 25s, there's been a high degree...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Oregon, Pac-12 national title chances

    Ted Miller

    Oregon and UCLA are generally the preseason picks as the Pac-12's best candidates for the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff, which also indicates they are the favorites to win their divisions and play for the Pac-12 championship. That d...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Stanford, Pac-12 lead Director's Cup

    Ted Miller

    Death. Taxes. Stanford wins the Director's Cup. With the college sports season officially over, Stanford claimed its 20th consecutive Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup award in 2013-14 as the top intercollegiate athletic department in the...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. Pac-12 coaching hot-seat rankings

    Ted Miller

    While some like to gleefully dance around a raging bonfire in nothing but a loincloth with the heads of college football coaches on pitchforks, the Pac-12 blog is less demonstrative. And more empathetic. It believes there is no glee in seeing some...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Take 2: LeBron's Pac-12 destination?

    Ted Miller

    It was reported this week that LeBron James will exercise his early termination option with the Miami Heat and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. So what does this minor sports factoid have to do with the Pac-12? Everything, of course, a...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Four-year promise good PR move for USC

    Ted Miller

    Lawyers get busted on plenty. Rightfully so. They often make a living out of complicating the simple. The best lawyers elevate disingenuousness to an art form. Yet litigation and opportunistic lawyers are forcing the NCAA -- read: college football...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  7. Lunch links: Recalling Bloom vs. NCAA

    Ted Miller

    Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else. This new CB commitment is an Arizona legacy. The Arizona State sports report features former great Randall McDaniel. Ranking ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. Returning offensive production

    Ted Miller

    Phil Steele is taking his statical preseason tour through college football, and today's inquiry is what percentage of offensive production is returning across the country. This is an area where the Pac-12 does pretty well, though welcoming back 10...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. Is the Pac-12 inexperienced?

    Ted Miller

    As previously noted, there is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. We lean on returning starters most often -- it matters, of course, just who those returning players are -- because we typically value experience. ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Returning O-line starts: South Division

    Ted Miller

    There is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. The best is pedigree, but even that often fails. Just ask Notre Dame and Texas. While returning starters -- most particularly a quarterback -- are the easiest way to m...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. Returning O-line starts: North Division

    Ted Miller

    There is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. The best is pedigree, but even that often fails. Just ask Notre Dame and Texas. While returning starters -- most particularly a quarterback -- are the easiest way to m...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  12. USC's political imprisonment ends Tuesday

    Ted Miller

    USC officially will be done with NCAA sanctions on Tuesday, so the Los Angeles Times published a package this weekend looking back and projecting forward, talking to -- or getting turned down for interviews by -- some of the key players in the most e...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  13. Pac-12 schedule analysis: South Division

    Ted Miller

    College football is not only about being good. It's about scheduling. So let's look at how the Pac-12 schedules stack up, starting with the South Division (*-denotes FCS team; toughest nonconference game bolded): You can review the North Divisi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  14. Locking down coaches good for UA, ASU

    Ted Miller

    Arizona and Arizona State don't like each other, but they share one commonality. They both like their current football coaches. That's good for everyone, both inside and outside the battle for the heart and soul of the Southwestern desert. It means t...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. Pac-12 schedule analysis: North Division

    Ted Miller

    College football is not only about being good. It's about scheduling. Who you don't play is often as important as who you do. Just look at the SEC, where retaining an eight-game conference schedule in a 14-team league is Machiavellian genius. It's...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  16. Way-too-early bowl projections

    Ted Miller

    ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach have made their "way-too-early" bowl projections, and both foresee Oregon representing the Pac-12 in the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff. McMurphy has the Ducks facing Ohio State in the Ros...

    Blog | May 27, 2014