Pac-12 Notes – January, 2013

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January 31st Former Nebraska quarterback named offensive coordinator at Oregon Can’t get rid of this guy … From ESPN … Oregon has promoted former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost to offensive coordinator under new coach Mark Helfrich. The move announced Thursday had been expected since Helfrich, the team’s former offensive coordinator, was made the Ducks’ head coach on Jan. 20. Frost will also serve as quarterbacks coach in his new role. The 38-year-old has been Oregon’s wide receivers coach for the past four seasons under coach Chip Kelly, who left the …


Pac-12 Notes – November

//posted 11.15.2012

November 30th Larry Scott: Pac-12 staying at 12 Larry Scott, on hand in Palo Alto for the Pac-12 championship game between UCLA and Stanford, gave his “State of the Conference” report Friday. While there will be other quotes of note later tonight, the first one which caught my eye, in terms of quoting, had to do with conference expansion. Other conferences are expanding and contracting so quickly that I, quite honestly, have a hard time keeping track (if you can name the members of the Big East for the 2013 …


Pac-12 Notes – October

//posted 10.30.2012

Pac-12 Notes – October October 30th Colorado/Arizona game time set When you are no longer a draw, you are not ready for primetime … The time for the Colorado/Arizona game next weekend has been set. The Buffs’ final road game of the season will kickoff at 11:30 a.m., and will be nationally televised on FX. The remaining games on the Pac-12 schedule next weekend – Arizona State at USC; UCLA at Washington State; Oregon at Cal; Oregon State at Stanford; and Utah at Washington – will have to wait until …


Pac-12 Notes – September

//posted 9.28.2012

Half of the Pac-12 teams are ranked in the latest AP poll … Larry Scott confirms discussions on 7th BCS bowl


Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb scored on a four-yard run with nine seconds to play, the last of three Colorado touchdowns in the final seven minutes, to stun Washington State 35-34 on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.

Webb threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more for Colorado, which had been outscored by an average of 40-19 coming into the game, and entered the game in Pullman as twenty-point underdogs.

The start of the game was eerily similar to what had befallen the Buffs in a 69-14 defeat at Fresno State the week before. Washington State took the opening kickoff and barely broke a sweat in taking the ball down the field for a score. It took the Cougars only six plays to cover 75 yards, with quarterback Connor Halliday hitting Gabe Marks for a 32-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the game.

Then, something different happened … Colorado did not immediately fold.


Pac-12 Notes – August

//posted 8.10.2012

August 31st UCLA, Utah win big in their openers; Washington State, Sacramento State lose big in theirs Washington State … The most interesting game of the night, at least as far as the Pac-12 was concerned, was the matchup between BYU and Washington State. Sure, the game was in Provo, and the BYU Cougars were coming off of a 10-3 season; the Washington State Cougars coming off of a 4-8 campaign. Still, Washington State had its new head coach, Mike Leach. The offensive genius inherited a team which was already …


Pac-12 Notes – June/July, 2012 July 31st Penn State running back transferring to USC The highest profile Nittany Lion to date has defected, choosing USC. From ESPN … Penn State running back Silas Redd reportedly met with Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien this afternoon, letting his head coach know he was heading to Los Angeles. Redd is eligible to transfer immediately without sitting out a season after Penn State was hit with unprecedented sanctions two weeks ago, including a four-year bowl ban. Several Penn State players, including linebacker Michael …


Neuheisel joins Pac-12 Network


Pac-12 Notes – December

//posted 12.31.2011

December 31st Washington out-scored by Baylor in wild Alamo Bowl When the calendar turned to November, Washington was sitting pretty, with a 6-2 overall record, 4-1 in Pac-12 play. The Huskies’ only losses were to nationally ranked Nebraska and Stanford. Washington had been ranked as high as No. 21, and, with a win at home over nationally ranked Oregon, would be in the conversation for the Pac-12 North title. A 34-17 loss to the Ducks, though, put in motion a 1-3 November, including losses to USC and Oregon State. Instead …


November 30th Report: Mike Leach to be hired at Washington State Mike Leach has reached agreement to become the new football coach at Washington State. Washington State athletic Director Bill Moos said Tuesday he wanted a guy who produces “”flashy offenses.” Leach is among the flashiest. Oregon’s Chip Kelly now has two guys — Leach and Rodriguez — who want to match the Ducks ludicrous speed approach. Said Pac-12 defensive coordinators: “Drat.” Leach’s contract is for five years and will make him the third-highest paid coach in the Pac-12, CBS …


— October 27th – at Texas Tech           Colorado 31, Texas Tech 26 — Senior cornerback Terrence Wheatley tied a school record with three interceptions in a game, leading the Buffs to a 31-26 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock. Linebacker Jordon Dizon picked off a fourth pass from Red Raider quarterback Graham Harrell, returning his interception 42 yards for a touchdown, as Colorado improved its chances of going bowling with its fifth win of the season. The Buffs’ game plan against the potent offense of Texas Tech was clear from …


— October 16th – at Texas Tech           Texas Tech 31, Colorado 10 — Who needs Ricky Williams? Not Texas Tech. With their star running back out for the season, the Red Raiders, just 2-3 on the year, seemed vulnerable. Colorado, with a 3-2 record, a 2-0 mark in Big 12 play, had fresh momentum after an overtime win over Missouri. Colorado seemed to be primed to take out Texas Tech, leaving the Red Raiders to contemplate a season of what “might have been” had Williams stayed healthy. Instead, it was Colorado which looked …

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