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July
23rd

Oregon picked to win Pac-12; Huskies picked third in North

The Pac-12 preseason media poll was revealed this morning, and as expected, Oregon was the overwhelming pick to win the conference championship.

Washington was picked to finish third in the North, and Washington State was picked to finish fifth. UCLA was picked to win the South division.

Here’s how it shook out (first-place votes in parentheses): Read more »

July
22nd

Pac-12 media days primer

FROM BURBANK, Calif. — We landed a few minutes ago in lovely Burbank, Calif., approximately 12.7 miles from the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, site of Pac-12 media days on Wednesday and Thursday.

The schedule is a little different this season. Instead of having each team contingent roll through a stage and field a handful of inane questions for about eight minutes, there will be 40-minute interview opportunities for each team in a designated interview room throughout the day. Six teams will go on Wednesday (Washington State and USC among them), and six teams will go on Thursday (Washington’s turn).

Here’s the schedule of events, with a look at what to expect from each interview session. Read more »

July
21st

Here’s my preseason Pac-12 media poll ballot

Oregon Ducks's Marcus Mariota, left, goes through drills before the Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game against Texas, Monday,  Dec. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Oregon Ducks’s Marcus Mariota, left, goes through drills before the Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game against Texas, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Each year, media members who cover Pac-12 football are asked to submit a ballot ranking the North and South division teams in order of predicted finish, in addition to predicting who will win the conference championship game.

With media day(s) beginning on Wednesday in Hollywood, Calif., the results of the annual media poll are soon to be announced. Here’s what my ballot looks like. Read more »

July
19th

CB Jordan Miller announces commitment to Washington

Jordan Miller, a cornerback prospect from Oceanside (Calif.) High School, announced on his Twitter page on Saturday afternoon that he plans to play for the Washington Huskies.

Miller, ranked as a 3-star prospect by Scout.com – his bio page lists five stars, but that appears to be an error – is listed at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, though his Scout profile notes that he is still growing. Scout ranks him the No. 75 cornerback in his class. Read more »

July
19th

Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason announces commitment to Georgia

The message included a “Go Dawgs,” but it’s not the kind Washington Huskies fans were hoping for.

Much time remains before he will sign a national letter of intent, but Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason, one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 recruiting class, announced on his Twitter page that he intends to play for the University of Georgia.

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