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  1. Oregon's John Boyett eyeing big season

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- John Boyett is still smiling. Everything seems fine. Up to the halfway point in a 15-minute interview, Oregon's free safety has been insightful and pleasant, even when a certain sportswriter started blathering about this or that. B...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  2. Pac-10 presence on All-NFL team

    Ted Miller

    Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America have announced their 2010 All-NFL team, and there's plenty of Pac-10 presence. Former USC linebacker Clay Matthews was named Defensive MVP, and he led three Pac-10 defenders on t...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  3. Preseason position reviews: safety

    Ted Miller

    Safety in the Pac-10 this year? Solid for the most part. Only UCLA, Oregon State and Washington "officially" welcome back both of their starting safeties, with the Bruins boasting perhaps the best in free safety in the nation: Rahim Moore. Only Ar...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  4. Don't be surprised if... Oregon

    Ted Miller

    Sixth in a series of Pac-10 thoughts that might come from unusual angles. Don't be surprised if ... Oregon has the No. 1 defense in the conference. Maybe you shouldn't be surprised with this one, considering eight starters are returning from a ...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  5. Oregon spring wrap

    Ted Miller

    Oregon 2009 overall record: 10-3 2009 conference record: 8-1 (conference champion) Returning starters Offense: 9, Defense: 9, punter/kicker: 1 Top returners: RB LaMichael James, WR Jeff Maehl, OT Bo Thran, DT Brandon Bair, DE Kenny Row...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  6. Q&A: Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti

    Ted Miller

    Part II of a Q&A with Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. Read Part I here. Let's take it through the three levels: How does the defensive line stack up? Obviously, we know about end Kenny Rowe and tackle Brandon Bair. Who steps in f...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  7. Taylor Mays hurting after draft tumble

    Ted Miller

    The NFL draft teaches hard lessons. Two USC players are learning that now: Taylor Mays and Everson Griffen. Mays would have been a first-round pick last year. I know folks believe his perceived weaknesses would have revealed themselves on film th...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  8. Opening the mailbag: How does the Pac-10 survive (thrive)?

    Ted Miller

    To the notes. Robert from Seattle writes: Who does the Pac-10 ultimately answer to? The fans or to the presidents? A follow-up not-so-quick question. If the Pac-10 wants to survive as a conference, what do they do? Ted Miller: Who does the Pac-...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  9. Former Pac-10 players on top-100 list

    Ted Miller

    Twelve former Pac-10 players -- topped by USC defensive end Everson Griffen at No. 20 overall -- made the Scouts Inc. top-100 list of NFL draft prospects, which was published in the latest ESPN Magazine. Those players are (number is top-100 rank):...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  10. Oregon defense expects to be better this fall

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Quick: Who had the best defense in the Pac-10 last year? Wrong. It was Oregon. At least the Ducks had the best defense if you compare only Pac-10 games, which seems reasonable because of the broad range of relative difficulty wi...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  11. Draft blog: Kevin Weidl breaks down three players who could solid...

    Kevin Weidl, Scouts Inc.

    Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl breaks down three players who could solidify their draft spots with good combine showings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2010
  12. List of NFL combine invitees

    Ted Miller

    Here's a list of the Pac-10 players invited to the NFL combine, courtesy of The Sporting News. First of all, it's incomplete. Underclassmen will be added later, such as USC receiver Damian Williams and UCLA DT Brian Price. And a number of seniors ...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  13. All-Star game invitees

    Ted Miller

    Unless a guy plays for Central Michigan, Troy, Alabama or Texas, the 2009 football season is over. For a handful of players, their sights now turn to the NFL, and the next step for many of them is postseason All-Star games. While there are a numbe...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  14. Pac-10 lunch links: Bill Cosby trash-talks UCLA

    Ted Miller

    There are only three jobs available to an elf. The first is making shoes at night while, you know, while the old cobbler sleeps. You can bake cookies in a tree. As you can imagine, it's, uh, dangerous having an oven in an oak tree during the dry seas...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  15. Pac-10 lunch links: Is Locker headed to the NFL draft?

    Ted Miller

    Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc'd by fate, And haughty Juno's unrelenting hate, Expell'd and exil'd, left the Trojan shore. Long labors, both by sea and land, he bore, And in the doubtful war, before he won The Latian realm, and built the de...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  16. Six Pac-10 players accept invitations to East-West Shrine Game

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller Post-season all-star game invitations will be rolling out over the coming weeks, and six Pac-10 players already have accepted invitations to the East-West Shrine Game. The 85th East-West Shrine Game is scheduled ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009