Bud Withers gives his take on college sports, with the latest from the Huskies, Cougs, and the rest of the Pac-12.
The Bruins, thought to be the class of the Pac-12 South, looked lifeless offensively with a couple of linemen missing in their 28-20 win at Virginia.
The Cougars played in fits and starts — the fits chiefly on defense — and fell miserably to Rutgers, 41-38, Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in front of a crowd of 30,927.
You wouldn’t think Rutgers and Washington State, opening the college football season Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, would have that much in common. But they do, including experienced senior quarterbacks.
A 12-game opening weekend of Pac-12 football offers little suspense, but the first season with major-college playoffs colors everything.
Cougars athletic director Bill Moos says WSU will not play any of its home games in Seattle, at least in the immediate future
Stanford lost a lot of stars but looks to compete for the Pac-12 North title again.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre lost 55 pounds during the offseason. He hopes his team, which won just four games last season, is also in better shape.
The consuming sporting passion in Tucson these days — other than speculation over who will be the next all-planet basketball recruit to commit to Arizona — is debating who might win the Wildcats’ quarterback job.
Sun Devils, who won the Pac-12 South last year, brings back an experienced offense, but is young on defense
Late last year, Steve Sarkisian was hired at USC in what turned out to be his fifth stint there. He must figure out how to manage a team that has less depth and injuries to key players.
The expectations for UCLA are high heading into the college football season. The Bruins were picked to win the Pac-12 South Division, they have a quarterback who is a front-and-center Heisman Trophy candidate and return Myles Jack, a Pac-12 freshman of the year on offense and defense.