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  1. Pac-12 problem: Losing expansion?

    Ted Miller

    Over the past five or so years, the Power Five conferences started playing expansion roulette. Although the ultimate wisdom of these moves can be measured only over the long term, the short-term results can be judged. That judgment? Things worked ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Dykes replaces Tedford at California

    Ted Miller

    California has hired Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, an offensive specialist, to replace Jeff Tedford as the Bears head football coach. Why is the 43-year-old with a 22-15 record coaching in Ruston, La., a good hire in Berkeley? For one, offe...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  3. Graham, Rodriguez face first desert duel

    Ted Miller

    There are two coaching approaches these days when it comes to preparing for rivalry games. The new school -- Chip Kelly school, really -- preaches that every game is important and that rivalry games are only hyped up for fans, not about coaches an...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  4. Pac-12 weekend rewind: Week 7

    Ted Miller

    Taking stock of the seventh week of games in the Pac-12. Team of the week: Lose starting QB Sean Mannion to a knee injury? No problem for Oregon State. Backup Cody Vaz, making his first career start, was exceptional, and the defense was opportunis...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  5. Contenders will be keen on Irish-Cardinal

    Ted Miller

    Is Notre Dame for real? (Skip.) Is Notre Dame for real? (Skip.) Is Notre Dame for real? (Skip.) Yes, the college football punditry and peanut gallery can sound like a broken record. The Fighting Irish are 5-0 and ranked seventh, and almost every s...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  6. Any Heisman hope in Pac-12?

    Ted Miller

    It appears the Heisman Trophy is Geno Smith's to lose. And for good reason. The West Virginia quarterback's numbers are, well, insane. He's thrown 24 touchdown passes with zero interceptions. He's completing 81 percent of his throws. His efficienc...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  7. Where might Oregon fall in BCS standings?

    Ted Miller

    ESPN's Brad Edwards, a numbers guru, provides a nice preview of what the BCS standings would look like if they were released this week, instead of next Sunday. His conclusion? He writes, "[It] feels like the national title hunt is already down to ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. More USC, Matt Barkley plaudits

    Ted Miller

    USC is ranked No. 1 in the Grantland Rice Super 16 Preseason Poll, which is voted on by members of the Football Writers Association of America. Oregon is fifth. LSU is second, Alabama third and Oklahoma fourth. Trojans QB Matt Barkley is offici...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  9. Rich Rodriguez talks offensive philosophy

    Ted Miller

    Here's an interesting story from Andrea Adelson about "copycat coaches." It's interesting not only because it's a good topic but also, for our purposes, because its central figure is new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, arguably the father of the modern...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Ranking coaches, Nos. 1 to 124

    Ted Miller

    Again, we love lists. We love rankings. The Sporting News goes all out with its latest: Ranking all FBS coaches from Nos. 1 to 124. From No. 1 Nick Saban -- no argument -- to UMass' Charley Molnar in last place. How does the Pac-12 rate? Oregon...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  11. Mailbag: No wimpy scheduling

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag. Follow me on Twitter. To the notes! Mitchell from Boston writes: The first round of the NFL draft should answer you pac fans about which conference is the best. But here's my question. What do you mean with this "Wimp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Most important player: Arizona

    Ted Miller

    All players are equal, but some players are more equal than others. That's the basis of our Most Important Player series. First off, quarterbacks are exclude to make things more interesting. It goes without saying that Arizona's Matt Scott, USC's ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  13. Four new coaches highlight Pac-12 spring

    Ted Miller

    Oregon coach Chip Kelly was baffled in a phone interview before the Rose Bowl. How the heck could little-old-him be important to a reporter? "The big story," he said conspiratorially,"is all these new coaches." Well, it's the big story now as t...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  14. Mailbag: Why is Andrew Luck so hyped?

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Anyone miss me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I appreciate the notes of support in the mailbag. Blog Baby 2 and Blog Mother 1 are doing well. Blog 3-Year-Old and Blog Baby 2 have already engaged in a heated "Pac-12!" versus "SEC!" deba...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  15. Opening the mailbag: Sark's hotseat?

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Welcome to the post-signing day mailbag. I arranged these questions in front of me like hats, then picked them. If you wish to follow me on Twitter, which you most certainly should, then go here and follow the directions. To th...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  16. Who will be in the AP top-10?

    Ted Miller

    Phil Steele has projected how he believes the AP top-10 will look next August, and his vision includes a pair of Pac-12 teams. He projects the top-10 going like this: 1. LSU; 2. USC; 3. Alabama; 4. Oregon; 5. Oklahoma; 6. Georgia; 7. Michigan; 8. ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012