There could be hope down the road, though.
One of the Pac-12's sponsors is AT&T, which is in the process of trying to buy DirecTV. However, it's not clear whether the sale could result in the Pac-12 Networks reaching DirecTV households any time soon.
Seems as if Oregon always has another Duck on the pond.
Speedsters such as
Allen is so fast that Oregon quarterback
The cleat fits: Allen was the won the
Just what the Ducks needed — more speed.
"It's going to be fun throwing him the ball," Mariota said.
Catching up with Leach
He toured the country promoting his book on the leadership style of Geronimo. One of his daughters had a child. Another is getting married. He went to Idaho on a coaching staff fishing trip and said he caught a 91/2-foot, 350-pound sturgeon but "turned him loose so that he could pull somebody else's boat around for a while next time."
Meantime, things are looking up around the Palouse. The school invested $61 million in new football facilities and Leach likes quarterback Connor Halliday — a lot.
"Wherever you're from you might be rooting for your guy," Leach said of his quarterback. "I don't really care what you think, he's better than your guy is."
California players have dedicated the upcoming season to defensive lineman Ted Agu, who died during a workout in February.
Agu, who suffered from a heart condition, came to California as a walk-on but earned a scholarship.
"I learned a lot about perseverance and dedication from watching him every day," cornerback Stefan McClure said. "He showed up and worked hard. He never complained. He was thankful for the opportunity. He would do anything for the team."
Travis Wilson wasn't one of the players
"Over where we ate, they have a statue of Hercules," receiver Dres Anderson said. "It looked like Travis. He has been working out, putting on muscle. He's a beast."
That's great news for Utes fans who may have been worried Wilson's career was over when he sustained a severe concussion in Utah's ninth game last season.
The 6-7 junior from San Clemente was cleared to play in June. He passed for 1,827 yards and 16 touchdowns, and ran for 386 yards and five touchdowns, last season.
Truth is, he's blunt
"I could be like every other coach in America and say I'm glad to be here," he said, "but I'd be lying. Truth is, I'd rather be still on vacation meeting with the coaches."
Rodriguez was also brutally honest when talking about the Wildcats' quarterbacks situation. Arizona and
Arizona had five candidates fighting for the job during spring practice and the situation is no less muddled now.
"Truth is, I don't know," he said when asked who was leading the pack.
Ducks vs. Bruins?
Oregon was tabbed as the next Pac-12 champion in a poll of media who cover the conference.
UCLA, which will have its turn before the media on Thursday during the second of the media days, was picked to win the South Division.
The voting (first-place votes in parenthesis):
North Division: Oregon (37) 232 points;
South Division: UCLA (37) 231; USC (1) 181;