Category: Pac-12 football

Sonny Dykes Takes Over as Head Coach for Cal Bears

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Sonny Dykes has made a name for himself as an offensive guru on the college football coaching stage, and he was rewarded when he was named the head coach for the Cal Bears. Dykes went 22-15 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech and earned the honor of WAC Coach of ...

Oregon’s Kenjon Barner Barrels His Way Into The Heisman Trophy Race

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Kenjon Barner didn't realize just what kind of night he had put up until someone told him after his Oregon Ducks beat USC on Saturday night. The Ducks' running back rushed into the record books with an Oregon record 321 rushing yards and a Pac-12 tying five rushing touchdowns. Kenjon Barner ...

Mike Leach Bans Washington State Players From Using Twitter To Avoid Distractions

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Mike Leach isn't the first coach to ban his players from using the social media outlet of Twitter and he won't be the last. He also isn't the first or last coach to hear about such a rule from his fan base, not that he really cares about that. As ...

Stanford Coach David Shaw Refuses To Call Victory Over USC an Upset

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

No Andrew Luck? No problem. The Stanford Cardinal continued their successful run against the Matt Barkley-led USC Trojans -- thought to be one of the top contenders for a national championship -- with a 21-14 victory in Palo Alto on Saturday. Technically speaking, given the rankings, the victory was an upset ...

Oregon Coach Chip Kelly on Fairness of Penn State Sanctions: “Ask the Families If It’s Unfair What Happened to Them”

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Chip Kelly says he hasn't paid a ton of attention to the Penn State scandal from a football perspective. So when asked if the sanctions handed down to the Nittany Lions by the NCAA were unfair, Kelly suggested asking the families whose lives were involved in the scandal whether what ...

Sugar Bowl Preview: Brady Hoke Leads Wolverines to a BCS Bowl Game in his First Season at Michigan

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It may not have been exactly how he envisioned things materializing, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that Brady Hoke has the Michigan Wolverines in a BCS bowl game in his first season as head coach of the storied program. Michigan didn't make the Big ...

Rich Rodriguez Lands on His Feet at Arizona (Which By The Way He Never Visited)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

It seemed like a forgone conclusion that Rich Rodriguez would get back into coaching, it was simply a matter of when and where. Those questions were answered last week when Rodriguez was hired as the next coach at Arizona, taking over for the fired Mike Stoops. Now there will be plenty ...

Chip Kelly Isn’t Focused on Ruining Washington’s Last Game at Husky Stadium

Friday, November 4th, 2011

It's a historic weekend in Seattle as the Washington Huskies will play their final game in old Husky Stadium, hosting the Oregon Ducks in a critical Pac-12 matchup. Renovations begin next week on the historic stadium and the Huskies will play their final game, the Apple Cup, at CenturyLink Field, ...