12:17 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014

3-point stance: Pac-12 QB talent

1. According to ESPN Insider and Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, it’s a thin year for veteran quarterbacks everywhere but the Pac-12. Listing the top pro prospects for the 2015 NFL draft, Savage, speaking with me on the ESPNU College Football Podcast on Wednesday, started with Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Brett Hundley of UCLA, then tossed in Sean Mannion of Oregon State. Not to mention the league has Kevin Hogan of Stanford, Taylor Kelly of Arizona State and Cody Kessler of USC.
Orange County Register 11 hours ago
USC, UCLA baseball teams deal with ebbs, flows

USC, UCLA baseball teams deal with ebbs, flows

Momentum is a tricky concept for the baseball community. Some entirely dismiss it and Orioles manager Earl Weaver famously inspired generations of coaches and players to say it is “only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher.” But how else...
Orange County Register 15 hours ago
New UCLA assistant needs a real rush job

New UCLA assistant needs a real rush job

LOS ANGELES – The task ahead of new UCLA assistant coach Mike Tuiasosopo sure seems like a tall one. The outside linebackers coach is charged with filling the big shoes of current defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, replacing the production of...

Pac-12 leads leagues in QB starts

Keeping with our theme of Pac-12 quarterbacks -- and numbers donated to the Pac-12 blog by the Arizona State sports information department -- Jeremy Hawkes and Jordan Parry compiled a list of returning starts behind center by conference. Not surprisingly the Pac-12, with 10 returning starting QBs, is tied with the Big Ten for the most returning starters, and the Pac-12 leads the nation in total starts. Hawkes wrote: "The logic we used was based around the quarterback who would be considered the 'primary' quarterback by season's end last season.

Landing top QB early helps UCLA recruiting

UCLA is coming off a 10-3 record in 2013, and it beat rival USC for the second straight season. But the Bruins didn’t capitalize as many thought they might on the recruiting trail, finishing with the No. 26 class and missing out on some key recruits on signing day. UCLA coach Jim Mora knows the 2015 recruiting efforts will be vital for the Bruins to continue their success, and an early start that includes pledges from Josh Rosen, the No. 1 quarterback in the country, and two other ESPN 300 prospects is just what the doctor ordered.
UCLA releases football facility renderings

UCLA releases football facility renderings

Six months after announcing its intention to build a state-of-the-art football facility adjacent to Spaulding Field, UCLA and ZGF Architects LLP released their first artistic renderings for the proposed project on Wednesday. The athletic department...

Pac-12 recruiting roundup

It’s been about a month since we last checked in on the recruiting front. The Bears have gotten on the board with two commits in the last week, ASU added a hometown quarterback, UCLA added a third ESPN 300 player, the Trojans picked up a commit from the No. 3 offensive tackle and the Huskies got a commitment from the nation’s No. 4 pocket passer. Here’s a look at where each school stands in the recruiting game. Arizona 2015 commits: 4 Player(s): Taren Morrison, RB, Mesa, Ariz.

Considering the 2012 coaching class

The Pac-12 replaced a third of its coaches prior to the 2012 season. Half of the Pac-12 South changed skippers, with Rich Rodriguez going to Arizona, Todd Graham to ASU and Jim Mora to UCLA. In the North, Mike Leach took things over at Washington State. Per the hard-working, number-crunching folks at Arizona State, 27 schools changed coaches that year, and six of them have already made additional changes. Here’s a look at the coaching records of those coaches hired between December 2011 and January 2012.

Mailbag: I anoint thee quarterback

Welcome to the mailbag, where no question is dumb. Except for the dumb ones. Jaime in Los Angeles writes: Your poll was interesting about anointing a quarterback. Where do you come down? Kevin Gemmell: If you can, you should, without question. Coaches, however, don’t always have that luxury. This is an interesting season for Pac-12 quarterbacks because there are potentially 10 starters returning. That’s pretty rare for a conference.
Orange County Register Apr 22, 2014

Bruins' Jack likely won't carry ball in fall

LOS ANGELES – A few months after Myles Jack captivated college football by playing both offense and defense, scoring seven touchdowns in a four-week stretch, and capping his first season with both the Pac-12’s offensive and defensive freshman of...

Pac-12's lunch links

You picked a dangerous mall to host a game show in. I hear the Easter bunny was accosted this morning. Another Ka'Deem Carey draft profile. A look at 10 ASU players who distinguished themselves this spring. And this is just an awesome picture. A closer look at a Cal commit. Changes coming to Colorado's facilities (plus other Buff links). Oregon's Hamani Stevens is having a standout spring. A roundtable discussion on OSU and spring ball.
Moreau has UCLA defense's back

Moreau has UCLA defense's back

LOS ANGELES – It wasn’t until Fabian Moreau lined up on the outside edge of UCLA’s defense, face-to-face with a Nevada receiver during the first play of last year’s season opener, that he finally realized his days of playing offense were...

UCLA schedules home-and-home with Gonzaga

As UCLA beat up on a weak non-conference slate this past season, Steve Alford lamented that he preferred to play a tougher schedule. Now, with next season in mind, Alford has put his money where his mouth is. After scheduling a matchup with Kentucky...
Orange County Register Apr 18, 2014
Bruins have a crowded backfield again

Bruins have a crowded backfield again

LOS ANGELES – It’s the same backfield, with the same familiar faces and the same familiar by-committee approach from last season, when not a single back outrushed UCLA’s quarterback. But as Kennedy Polamalu spoke with reporters Thursday for the...
Orange County Register Apr 17, 2014
UCLA's Adams spurns NBA, will return for junior season

UCLA's Adams spurns NBA, will return for junior season

UCLA may have lost its floor general and its best young phenom to the NBA, but its leading scorer will remain in Westwood for at least one more year, the Register has confirmed. Jordan Adams, who led the Bruins with 17.4 points per game last season,...

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