Bud Withers gives his take on college sports, with the latest from the Huskies, Cougs, and the rest of the Pac-12.
The Neuheisels are still writing improbable scripts as UCLA quarterbacks. Backup Jerry Neuheisel, Rick’s son, came off the bench to help UCLA beat Texas on Saturday.
UCLA was the popular preseason pick to win the Pac-12 South, but the Trojans have stolen the headlines — for good and bad reasons — so far this season.
Oregon moves up in the AP Top 25 poll, Stanford withers against USC and UCLA and Washington have to hold on for victories.
Coach Mike Leach says some of the problems lie with the coaching staff
WSU coach Mike Leach says he didn’t like the Cougars’ defensive game plan in their season-opening loss to Rutgers in Seattle. Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske say things will be different this week.
USC vs. Stanford and Oregon vs. Michigan State offer two huge early season games that renew Big Ten/Pac-12 perceptions and a coaching feud, and could have implications on the first college football playoff.
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