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  1. Barkley's draft tumble just part of process

    Ted Miller

    When something seemingly loud happens, we can't help but stare. The momentum of attention, which of course can be monetized by the media, creates a hungry void that is filled with endless analysis. The end-result is a suffusion of broad statements of...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. Underrated coaching jobs in Pac-12?

    Ted Miller

    Today we ranked the Pac-12 coaching jobs -- an inexact science to say the least. ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach took another angle: Underrated coaching jobs. And he tapped two from the Pac-12: Stanford and Washington. Here's what he had to say: S...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. Pac-12 teams left in the lurch

    Ted Miller

    Our theme today, as part of our "Love to hate" week at ESPN.com, is "Left in the lurch." This is about coaches who bailed out on a Pac-12 program at an unexpected or awkward time. We're not including Urban Meyer leaving Utah for Florida or Jim Harbau...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  4. Jim Mora, UCLA get rolling

    Ted Miller

    Not unlike his pop -- "Playoffs? Playoffs?!" -- Jim Mora can be kind of a grump. Not in a "I hate the world" sort of way. More in a football coach-y way. Which is why I got a kick out of Jon Gold's description of Mora from spring practice No. 1 fo...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Pac-12 in latest mock drafts

    Ted Miller

    ESPN NFL draft guru Todd McShay has published his latest mock draft -- rounds one and two! -- and the Pac-12 is well-represented. Here's how he projects things. First round 1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Indianapolis Colts 3. Matt Kalil, OT, ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  6. UCLA getting Mora momentum

    Ted Miller

    It wasn't random that Jim Mora, a NFL coaching lifer, ended up in college football. It was his specific plan. When his ill-fated, one-year tenure as the Seattle Seahawks head coach ended, he almost immediately started eyeballing the college game. ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  7. Rating the Pac-12 coaching hires

    Ted Miller

    Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel rated the coaching hires across the country this week, and he's clearly split on how the Pac-12 did. He likes Mike Leach to Washington State - a lot - and Rich Rodriguez to Arizona. He's not so impressed with To...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  8. Noel Mazzone now officially at UCLA

    Ted Miller

    First reported weeks ago, it's now official: Noel Mazzone will be UCLA's new offensive coordinator after serving in the same post at Arizona State the previous two years. The Bruins also announced the hiring of Jeff Ulbrich as special teams coordi...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  9. UCLA taps Mora to replace Neuheisel

    Ted Miller

    Jim L. Mora, a two-time NFL head coach with almost no college experience, is UCLA's new football coach, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com. And UCLA made the official announcement a short time later. Mora, 50, is currently an analyst for the NFL N...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  10. USC needs defense to improve

    Ted Miller

    In 2008, USC produced one of the all-time great college defenses. It took just two years for the unit to become mediocre-to-bad. Last fall, the Trojans surrendered 44 plays of 20 or more yards, which ranked 102nd in the nation. By comparison, the ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  11. New Pac-12 coaches

    Ted Miller

    A quick look at the two new coaches in the Pac-12: Colorado's Jon Embree and Stanford's David Shaw. Embree and Shaw share some similarities. Both are first-time head coaches. Both played for the program they now coach. Both coached in the NFL. Bot...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  12. Pac-12 players fighting for 1st-round spots

    Ted Miller

    Todd McShay has released his third mock NFL draft, and six Pac-12 players are projected to be picked in the first round. Those players are: Jimmy Smith, Colorado, CB: 11th to the Houston Texans Nate Solder, Colorado, OT: 13th to the Detroit Lio...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  13. UCLA staff not Seto

    Ted Miller

    UCLA still doesn't have a defensive coordinator after coach Rick Neuheisel's flirtation with former USC linebacker and Trojans assistant Rocky Seto abruptly ended. It appeared last week that Neuheisel was on the cusp of announcing Seto's hiring, b...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  14. Will the Trojan colossus crumble?

    Ted Miller

    Under Pete Carroll, USC won consecutive national titles and just missed a third. It became the premier college football program in the country, a Heisman Trophy and NFL pipeline where you were liable to run into Snoop Dogg or Will Ferrell on the side...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  15. Without Carroll, Barkley 2.0 takes shape at USC

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- When Pete Carroll was hired at USC in December of 2000, Matt Barkley was 10 years old. While the shock of Carroll's departure to the Seattle Seahawks hit Trojans fans hard -- weren't they going to "win forever" together? -- imagine wha...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  16. Cal's Alualu surprise 10th pick in NFL draft

    Ted Miller

    Here's a prediction: California defensive end Tyson Alualu is going to surprise some folks and end up a top-10 NFL draft pick. Little late on that one, eh? Alualu was the first Pac-10 player drafted Thursday night -- which was projected by no o...

    Blog | April 23, 2010