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  1. Return of left tackle Jake Fisher puts Oregon back in the playoff...

    Ivan Maisel

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy. The NFL smart guys talk about him as a first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Both of those dreams may come true. But if you saw the No. 12 Ducks on Satur...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  2. Winstons timing, message all wrong

    Ivan Maisel

    Jameis Winston picked the wrong week to shout something demeaning to women. The NFL is in freefall, with limbs reaching for a toehold like Wile E. Coyote after he begins to plummet. The commissioner is explaining why he shouldn't be fired. Two pl...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  3. For returners, draft provides what-ifs

    Ivan Maisel

    LOS ANGELES -- You did not see UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night. He didn't wrap NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a man hug, didn't pop the stiff, flat-billed hat with the Browns/Vikings/...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. For UCLA's Brett Hundley and Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the NFL dr...

    Ivan Maisel

    For UCLA's Brett Hundley and Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the NFL draft could wait.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  5. Coaches like UCLA's Jim Mora weigh team's needs vs. player's drea...

    Ivan Maisel

    Coaches balance their own responsibilities for their job with the personal aspect of looking out for players' best interests.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  6. Utah Utes offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson and Virginia Cava...

    Ivan Maisel

    Longtime head coaches find appeal of coaching as assistants after years of calling all the shots.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  7. Pac-12 coaching pipeline to NFL extends from UCLA Bruins' Tommy P...

    Ivan Maisel

    There are differing opinions as to the reasons, but the numbers cannot be denied: When it comes to producing NFL head coaches, the Pac-12 is in a league of its own.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  8. Daniel Franklin leaves Oklahoma Sooners for law school, not the N...

    Ivan Maisel

    Daniel Franklin signed with Oklahoma as an elite recruit out of high school. He had visions of becoming an All-American. Instead, he finished his career with one tackle. So why does coach Bob Stoops want a team full of players like Franklin?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  9. Jack Pardee 'could adapt to anything'

    Ivan Maisel

    Jack Pardee, who died Monday at the age of 76, dedicated more of his football life to the pro game than the college game. Pardee played three seasons for Texas A&M in the 1950s, and 15 seasons in the NFL. He coached three seasons at the Universit...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. What Chip Kelly's spread offense would need to succeed in the NFL...

    Ivan Maisel

    Chip Kelly has dazzled the nation with his spread offense at Oregon, and this offseason he could be asked to take his spread to the NFL. But until an NFL team completely commits to a spread offense, it's unlikely to transfer well to the pros.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  11. Texas A&M Aggies and Johnny Manziel play hero to many in beating ...

    Ivan Maisel

    Texas A&M, the new kid on the SEC block, just might have spoiled the SEC's chance at a seventh straight BCS title with its win over Alabama.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  12. Spring football ushers in a fresh start

    Ivan Maisel

    More than any other quality, spring football is about renewal. That is true every spring on every campus, but never more so than in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  13. Kansas Jayhawks give Charlie Weis a second chance

    Ivan Maisel

    Kansas is hoping Charlie Weis' second head coaching stint will go as well as his friend Bill Belichick's has at New England.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  14. College football preview -- Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew ...

    Ivan Maisel

    Stanford QB Andrew Luck defied conventional sports wisdom when he declined the NFL's riches to return to college. But Luck is an unconventional star athlete excelling at an unconventional football school.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  15. City Schools: USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins still face hurdles in L...

    Ivan Maisel

    Despite no NFL team in Los Angeles, it's still not easy for USC and UCLA to get the city to buy in.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  16. City Schools: Tradition and winning help Washington Huskies thriv...

    Ivan Maisel

    Everything you thought you knew about urban college football programs in NFL markets does not apply to Washington. The insular nature of the Pacific Northwest has proved to be one of the Huskies' greatest assets.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2011