Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Sam Darnold could lead USC to its first national title in 13 years

    ESPN "Sam Darnold is gone. It is 2002, and one moment the 5-year-old is splashing in the water on his boogie board, and then he isn't. His mother, Chris, and his 8-year-old sister, Franki, are enjoying a sun-kissed summer day at their favorite spot, Linda Lane, near their home in Capistrano Beach,..." August 21

  • Arizona's Rich Rodriguez sued for breach of contract by former agency

    Arizona Republic "Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued for breach of contract by the agency that used to represent him. Creative Artist Agencies (CAA) filed a civil suit against Rodriguez and his wife in U.S. District Court of Arizona on Wednesday, seeking $230,050 in “past due fees.” Variety..." August 19

  • Jim Mora: I’m never going to stifle Josh Rosen’s opinions

    Pro Football Talk "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen recently found himself in some hot water when expressing opinions about the intersection of academics and athletics on college campuses, but his coach is OK with it. Jim Mora said on PFT Live that Rosen, a likely future first-round draft pick, is entitled to say what..." August 17

  • Clemson, Oregon State teams safe after Barcelona terrorist attack near team hotel

    CBS Sports "A terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday that reportedly killed at least 13 people took place outside a hotel where Oregon State's and Clemson's men's basketball teams are staying. Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle confirmed to CBS Sports that he and his team are safe and fully accounted for...." August 17

  • Jim Mora on Josh Rosen: 'I Don't Think He's Going to Leave' UCLA

    Bleacher Report "UCLA head football coach Jim Mora said his "firm belief" is star quarterback Josh Rosen won't declare for the 2018 NFL draft following the Bruins' 2017 season. On Wednesday, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports passed along comments from Mora, who admitted his outlook is subject to change during or..." August 16

  • Jim Mora on Josh Rosen's comments: Have to deal with the consequences

    ESPN "Despite his absence from the field since early October, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has proved he's still one of the most polarizing players in college football. His comments regarding the complex relationship players have with academics proved it again Tuesday. UCLA coach Jim Mora addressed..." August 09

  • Josh Rosen Q&A: UCLA QB on Injuries, NCAA and Post-NFL Goal to 'Own the World'

    Bleacher Report "He hasn't even played 20 career games, and already the football world has been high as the sky and low as the ground on who he is—and, more importantly, who he can be. Josh Rosen, UCLA's strong-armed, free-spirited quarterback, is the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Or he's the next..." August 08

  • Oregon State moves forward following Marcus McMaryion's transfer

    Oregonian "Marcus McMaryion delivered the news to Kevin McGiven Sunday morning. First, McMaryion shared with his quarterbacks coach that he had decided to transfer from Oregon State three weeks before its season opener. Then, McMaryion asked for tips on how he could improve at his next..." August 07

  • 4-star CB Olaijah Griffin, son of rapper Warren G, commits to UCLA

    USA Today High School Sports "The Southern California football recruiting circuit was set off on Sunday night with the commitment of star Mater Dei quarterback J.T. Daniels to USC. While Daniels may have stolen the headlines, one of the defenders who could give him headaches in the season ahead also made his decision … and..." July 31

  • USC lands commitment from highly-touted 2019 QB J.T. Daniels

    Los Angeles Times "Junior quarterback J.T. Daniels of Santa Ana Mater Dei High announced via Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to USC. Daniels was one of the most proficient and effective quarterbacks in California last season as a sophomore. In 14 games, he completed 75% of his passes for 4,849 yards..." July 31

  • USC Football Hero Falsely Accused of Dom. Violence ... GF Says

    TMZ "The USC football player who kicked the winning field goal in the '17 Rose Bowl against Penn. State has WRONGLY been painted as a domestic abuser ... so says his girlfriend. Matt Boermeester was suspended from the University of Southern California earlier this year while school officials..." July 31

  • Jim Mora happy Josh Rosen is keeping lower profile

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Mora has been happy with what he’s sign from quarterback Josh Rosen this offseason — and also with what he hasn’t seen. Some believe Rosen presents character concerns especially after he was involved in some off-field issues. That led Mora to caution his quarterback against becoming a..." July 27

  • Clay Helton says OJ Simpson would not be allowed at USC practice

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the best running backs in USC history is not welcome at the team’s practices. That’s because the person in question is convicted felon and accused murder, O.J. Simpson. Simpson was granted parole last week after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He is set to..." July 27

  • Stunner: Four-star California QB Brevin White picks Princeton over Washington, Tennessee, Arizona State and more

    USA Today High School Sports "In what may be the most stunning commitment of the 2018 recruiting cycle to date, one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the Class of 2018 officially passed on some of the most powerful programs in the nation in favor of the Ivy League. Brevin White, a four-star passer from Southern..." July 26

  • Darren Carrington transferring to Utah

    247 Sports "Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington will remain in the Pac-12 and transfer to Utah, per Michelle Bodkin of UteZone. Carrington was removed from the Oregon roster earlier this month following a DUII arrest early on the morning of July 1. The arrest was not his only transgression..." July 25

  • Colorado adds JUCO CB transfer to Class of 2018 lineup

    College Football Talk "In need of some depth on the defensive side of the football, Colorado will add JUCO cornerback transfer Delrick Abrams, but not for another year. The Louisiana native announced his commitment to the Buffaloes on Twitter with an announcement video attached on Friday. Abrams chose Colorado over..." July 16

  • Ducks star Darren Carrington done at Oregon following DUII arrest

    Oregonian "Nearly two weeks after Oregon suspended Darren Carrington following his arrest on a charge of DUII, coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Friday that the star senior receiver is "no longer a member of our program." "I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer..." July 14

  • Sam Darnold: No team should tank for me

    Pro Football Talk "Talk that the Jets could tank the 2017 season with an eye on choosing USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft don’t seem to sit well with Darnold. Darnold told Dianna Russini of ESPN that he thinks tanking for him would be silly. “I don’t think any team should..." July 12

  • USC QB Sam Darnold working with Jordan Palmer to shorten throwing motion

    Orange County Register "When Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN’s longtime NFL draft expert, published his first 2018 mock draft, he pegged Sam Darnold as the top selection. It included one footnote about the USC quarterback. “He does have an unorthodox, long delivery, however, that will have to be retooled,” Kiper..." July 05

  • Sam Darnold Reportedly May Remain at USC, Not Declare for 2018 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "Despite being an early favorite to be the top overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, USC quarterback Sam Darnold may not declare for the event. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com reported from Nike's The Opening football camp, "I also had several sources close to Darnold tell me they wouldn't be..." July 05

  • Darren Carrington, Oregon Ducks receiver, suspended indefinitely after arrest on DUII charge

    Oregonian "Oregon receiver Darren Carrington was arrested Saturday morning by Eugene police on a misdemeanor charge of DUII, according to Lane County jail records, and has been suspended indefinitely by coach Willie Taggart. Carrington was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Saturday after allegedly colliding with a..." July 01