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  1. Viewer's Guide: National University Holiday Bowl

    Kevin Gemmell

    Some things to watch between USC and Nebraska in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, Saturday). Nebraska must stop the rush: When Nebraska loses, it's usually because it is having trouble stoppi...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. Pac-12 enjoying many happy returns

    Kevin Gemmell

    If you play in the Pac-12, there's never been a better time to be a return man. Because business is booming. Already with 19 kicks returned for touchdowns -- punt and kickoff -- the Pac-12 is the leading conference in FBS football this season when...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  3. Under-the-radar players: UCLA vs. Oregon

    Kevin Gemmell

    Saturday's showdown between UCLA and Oregon will feature playmakers galore. From Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley to Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Eric Kendricks (and Hroniss Grasu and Myles Jack and Arik Armstead and Eddie Vanderdoes, etc., etc.) there won't ...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Colorado's Nelson Spruce off to record-setting start

    Kevin Gemmell

    In 27 career games, Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce has caught passes from four different quarterbacks. That in itself should speak to the inconsistency of the Buffaloes offense since the start of the 2012 season. But now it finally appears t...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  5. Poll: Pac-12 play of the week

    Kevin Gemmell

    Each Sunday the Pac-12 blog is going to pick what we think are the best plays from the weekend. And because we know you crave polls, we're letting you pick which play you think is the best and we'll crown it Pac-12 blog Play of the Week. All four ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  6. Pac-12 helmet stickers: Week 2

    Kevin Gemmell

    Time to tip our cap to those who were the best of the best in Week 2. Nick Wilson, RB, Arizona: The freshman was a workhorse on the road in Arizona's 26-23 win over UTSA, carrying 30 times for 174 yards and a touchdown. Nelson Spruce, WR, Color...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  7. Mailbag: Bucks = boos?

    Kevin Gemmell

    Ken in Berkeley, Calif. writes: Kevin, If college teams were populated by professional employees instead of amateur athletes, wouldn't it change the relationship with fans, who would play the role of shareholders with Athletic Departments being like ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  8. Most important player: USC

    Kevin Gemmell

    All players are equal, but some players are more equal than others. That's the basis of our Most Important Players series. First off, quarterbacks are excluded to make things more interesting. It goes without saying, for example, that Marcus Mario...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  9. Spring breakout player: USC

    Kevin Gemmell

    We continue our look at breakout players from spring practice today with the USC Trojans. Breakout player: WR Nelson Agholor 2013 statistics: Started all 14 games and posted 56 catches for 918 yards with six touchdowns. He also averaged 19.1 ya...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  10. Defense 3-headed monsters: Pac-12 North

    Kevin Gemmell

    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 27, 2014
  11. Top 2013 performances: Nelson Agholor

    Kevin Gemmell

    We're looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2013. Up next: Nelson Aghol-oh my gosh he did it again. Who and against whom: USC WR/PR Nelson Agholor had a monster special teams performance in the Trojans' 62-28 win o...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  12. Replacing the Pac-12 South's early entries

    Kevin Gemmell

    The Pac-12 has 26 of the 98 early entrants in the NFL draft. That's impressive. Some players are locks to get drafted. Others might have jumped the gun a bit and find themselves on practice squads or brushing up on their Canadian. We'll see. What ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  13. Talent drain leaves Pac-12 defenses in flux

    Kevin Gemmell

    The Pac-12 has seen a flurry of defensive coordinator movement over the last couple of weeks -- starting with the power struggle for former Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to the recent exoduses of Stanford's Derek Mason to Vanderbilt ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  14. Season review: Arizona State

    Kevin Gemmell

    We continue our team-by-team review of the Pac-12 with Arizona State. Offense: With 63 total touchdowns and an average of 39.7 points per game, the Sun Devils were one of the most explosive offenses in the country. They eclipsed at least 50 points...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  15. Season review: USC

    Kevin Gemmell

    Our season reviews continue in alphabetic order. Next up is USC. Offense: When taking stock of the USC offense, you really have to look at it like it was two different seasons: The Lane Kiffin swan song vs. the Ed Orgeron rebirth. The first few...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. Instant Analysis: Texas Tech 37, ASU 23

    Kevin Gemmell

    SAN DIEGO -- A blitz-happy Texas Tech defense kept the Arizona State off balance all night en route to a 37-23 win in the National University Holiday Bowl. Here's how it all went down at Qualcomm Stadium: It was over when: Holding on to a 37-23 le...

    Blog | December 31, 2013