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  1. Timing right for USC, Sark marriage

    Ted Miller

    USC safety Taylor Mays didn't exactly grin from ear to ear at the question back in 2008, but his face did acknowledge that the reporter had offered him an underhanded pitch that he could belt out of the L.A. Coliseum in any direction he wished. Ma...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Pac-12 all-BCS-era team

    Ted Miller

    We're looking back at the BCS era, which lasted from 1998 to 2013, so it made sense to make an all-Pac-12 BCS-era team. Here's our shot at it. You surely will be outraged over the player from your team who got left out. With our evaluation, NFL...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  3. Top QB Browne will commit Wednesday

    Ted Miller

    Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), one of the nation's top quarterback recruits, will announce his commitment Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT, according to ESPN Recruiting, which reports, "Browne has narrowed his choices to Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and Wash...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  4. Paea: It wasn't about the money

    Ted Miller

    Nice story here from Cliff Kirkpatrick on how agents tried to lure Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea into the 2010 draft. From the article: Agents convinced his parents he could make millions of dollars by leaving school early. "It di...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  5. USC spring wrap

    Ted Miller

    USC 2009 overall record: 9-4 2009 conference record: 5-4 (tied for fifth) Returning starters Offense: 6, Defense: 6, punter/kicker: 1 Top returners: QB Matt Barkley, FB Stanley Havili, OT Tyron Smith, DT Jurrell Casey, DE Nick Perry ...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Pac-10 lunch links: USC's Johnson likely out the rest of spring

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Didn't Rob Gronkowski say he would only leave Arizona early if he was going to be a first-round pick? Former Oregon receiver Aaron Pflugrad is making an impact for Arizona State. California's kicking game improved this spring. P...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Bigger shoes than you think: USC

    Ted Miller

    Eighth in a series looking at lineup holes that are important even if they don't make headlines. USC Everybody is talking about: Rebuilding the entire secondary, which loses all four starters, including free safety Taylor Mays. Bigger shoes ...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  12. Nine Pac-10 players rank on Kiper's top-five list by position

    Ted Miller

    A bevy of Pac-10 players may not be selected in the first round of the NFL draft on April 22, but the second and third rounds will feature plenty of West Coast flavor, at least according to Mel Kiper. Kiper ranks nine conference players among the ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  13. Strong & weak: USC

    Ted Miller

    The eighth of a 10-part series that looks at where Pac-10 teams are strongest and weakest as they begin spring practices. USC Strong: Front seven Why it's a strength: USC listed 24 front-seven players on its 2009 defensive depth chart, and j...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  14. Pac-10 lunch links: Whose NFL stock is up, down?

    Ted Miller

    What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things! Who will step up at receiver for Arizona? Arizona State made an under-the-radar statement at the NFL combine. Live chat today with California lineb...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  15. Some Pac-10 combine notes and numbers

    Ted Miller

    Lots of goings on at the NFL combine with Pac-10 guys. Here are some updates. From Scouts Inc. reports on Everyone expected USC S Taylor Mays to shine in this setting and Mays did not disappoint. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Mays po...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  16. Thoughts on the 2009 top 30

    Ted Miller

    It feels like this is our final goodbye to the 2009 season: Our reworked top 30, which was topped Wednesday by Stanford running back Toby Gerhart. No surprise there, right? Some notes on the list, and then we firmly turn our attention to 2010: ...

    Blog | February 25, 2010