Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jim Mora regrets hyping Josh Rosen’s draft stock

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, UCLA coach Jim Mora said that his quarterback, Josh Rosen, would have been the best player in the 2016 NFL draft, if he had been eligible. Mora now regrets saying that — but not because he doesn’t believe it. Mora said on PFT Live that he still believes Rosen, who has spent two years..." March 22

  • 4-star WR Marquis Spiker commits to Washington

    Seattle Times "For the second time this week, the Huskies have picked up a commitment from a four-star recruit, this from wide receiver Marquis Spiker. Spiker, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver from Murrieta Valley (Calif.) High, announced his commitment to Washington on Friday evening, choosing the Huskies over..." March 18

  • UCLA adds Michigan transfer Devin Asiasi

    Land of 10 "Michigan TE Devin Asiasi wanted to go back to the West Coast. It looks like he’s found a home. UCLA announced on Thursday that Asiasi has transferred from Ann Arbor to play for the Bruins. The news doesn’t come as too big of a surprise, as Asiasi is a native Californian and reports last month..." March 10

  • Ex-USC Linebacker Off the Hook In L.A. Rape Case ... Still Charges In Utah

    TMZ "Ex-USC football player Osa Masina will NOT be charged with rape in Los Angeles with prosecutors citing lack of evidence ... but he's still facing charges in Utah. As we previously reported, Masina was investigated over an alleged July 2016 incident in which the female accuser claims Masina and..." March 08

  • Arizona lands USC transfer Noah Jefferson to bolster D-line

    Tuscon "Defensive tackle Noah Jefferson, a former four-star prospect whose career didn’t pan out at USC, announced Sunday that he intends to transfer to Arizona. Jefferson, who’s from Las Vegas, visited the UA campus this weekend. As of now he would have to sit out the 2017 season, but Arizona is..." March 06

  • Top High School QB Transfers After Fight with Wayne Gretzky's Son

    TMZ "One of the top high school QBs in the country has transferred schools after getting into a physical altercation with Wayne Gretzky's golf player son ... TMZ Sports has learned. The QB is Matt Corral -- ESPN's 5th ranked junior QB in the country who's already committed to USC. He's a stud...." February 28

  • Arizona's My-King Johnson to become first openly gay player on scholarship

    Tuscon "“King!” a teammate shouts from across Tempe High School's crowded weight room. My-King Johnson, an imposing figure even in a room full of football players, looks up mid-push-up, and responds to the summons to the coach's office. He glides across the room in seconds, then slides into a chair in..." February 25

  • Willie Taggart freezing out reporter who broke workout story

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Taggart’s brief tenure as Oregon’s new head football coach has been rife with media tension. And he isn’t exactly making things better. Taggart is freezing out the reporter who broke the story about the team’s workouts that left three players hospitalized last month and led to the..." February 23

  • USC makes another splash with LB Palaie Gaoteote commitment

    ESPN "USC landed one of the most coveted linebacker prospects in the nation on Sunday, as No. 1 outside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote announced his commitment to the Trojans. Gaoteote, the nation's No. 41 overall prospect, held offers from a who's who of college football royalty, including Alabama,..." February 20

  • Joe Williams briefly quit football at Utah, wants NFL to know why

    USA Today "Joe Williams heard his father’s screams from the next room as his sister lay in death’s grip. But Williams felt paralyzed, strapped down to his bed by shock and emotions. Nearly a decade later, through the start of a 2016 season in which he emerged as one of the most productive and puzzling..." February 20

  • Dad of top 2019 QB will take job at Oregon, not Michigan

    College Football Talk "In the end, and at least when it comes to the Michigan angle, it was much ado about nothing. Much to the chagrin of ESPN talking head Paul “Pete” Finebaum, Jim Harbaugh had hired Michael Johnson Sr. as a part of his UM football staff in an unspecified role, with the expectation being that the..." February 17

  • Blake Barnett: Saban's comments played role in leaving Alabama

    ESPN "Blake Barnett doesn't want to talk about the past. The former five-star quarterback recruit doesn't want to talk about Alabama or why he left or what folks said about him when he did. He'd rather talk about the future at Arizona State. But he also admits that when you play for Nick Saban, a..." February 16

  • Washington reels in 4-star wideout Austin Osborne for 2018

    Campus Sports "The Washington Huskies continue to reel in recruits to bolster their football program. A week after signing day for the class of 2017, the Huskies reeled in an ESPN 300 recruit for next season. On Friday, Austin Osborne, a four-star receiver from Mission Viejo, California, took to social..." February 11

  • Oregon tabs Oklahoma State assistant Arroyo as co-OC

    Oregonian "Oregon is hiring Oklahoma State assistant Marcus Arroyo to coach quarterbacks and serve as the passing game coordinator, according to a Fox Sports report Thursday. The reported hiring would fill one of the two positions open on coach Willie Taggart's staff after the Ducks lost a pair of..." February 10

  • USC suspends Matt Boermeester amid code of conduct investigation

    ESPN "USC has suspended redshirt junior kicker Matt Boermeester amid an investigation of a "code of conduct issue." The University of Southern California provided a news release that said, "While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the..." February 08

  • Oregon co-OC Reaves officially resigns following DUII arrest

    The Register Guard "David Reaves resigned from his position on Oregon’s football staff on Friday, according to the school. The now former Ducks’ co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach had been placed on administrative leave and was in the process of being fired by Oregon after being arrested by Eugene..." February 06

  • Seeking justice for alleged abuse, victim of Colorado assistant confronts big-time college football

    SI "On Dec. 9, 2016, Trisha MacIntyre, the wife of Colorado football head coach Mike MacIntyre received a Facebook message from the girlfriend of Joe Tumpkin, an assistant coach on her husband’s staff. “Hi Trisha!” wrote the woman, whom we’ll call Jane. “I am sorry that I missed seeing you when I..." February 04

  • Oregon's Taggart calls hospitalization of 3 players a 'bogus story'

    Oregonian "My biggest takeaway from Wednesday's National Signing Day wasn't about talent, but posture. As in the defensive stance that Oregon football coach Willie Taggart took after unveiling his first recruiting class. Taggart has had a few rough, but determined, strides out of the gate. He was hired,..." February 03

  • Steve Sarkisian 'I Want To Be A Head Coach Again ... But I Love Bama'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he DEEPLY appreciates his offensive coordinator job at Alabama ... but admits he does want to be a head coach again one day -- when he's ready. TMZ Sports spoke with Sark at LAX -- and he shot down critics who blamed Bama's loss in the National Championship game on the..." February 03

  • Arizona State transfer QB Blake Barnett wins eligibility appeal

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State transfer quarterback Blake Barnett is immediately eligible to play per an appeal ruling from the NCAA. Barnett left Alabama on Sept. 28, 2016, playing in the Tide's first game against USC and leaving after four games. When he signed with ASU in December, it was thought that he..." February 01

  • 4-Star LB Levi Jones Trolled Both Florida And FSU Before Picking USC Live On ESPN

    The Spun "Austin (Tex.) Westlake four-star linebacker Levi Jones pulled the old fake-out during a live announcement on ESPNU this morning. Jones chose USC over Florida and Florida State, and he did so in entertaining fashion. Jones unzipped his jacket and revealed a Florida shirt, but then he took that..." February 01

  • USC starts signing day hot, reeling in Austin Jackson and Jay Tufele

    Los Angeles Times "USC has a reputation for closing well on national signing day, and the trend has continued early on Wednesday. Austin Jackson, a highly rated offensive tackle from Phoenix, became the second uncommitted recruit of the day to choose USC. A few minutes later, defensive tackle Jay Tufele of Utah..." February 01

  • 5-Star WR Joseph Lewis Commits To USC Trojans

    Campus Insiders "As Trojans fans say goodbye to one highly-touted wide receiver in JuJu Smith-Schuster, they can say hello to another. Five-star prospect Joseph Lewis committed to USC on National Signing Day. The Trojans beat out the Arizona State Sun Devils, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oregon Ducks for the Los..." February 01

  • 4-star DE Ryan Johnson commits to Stanford

    SEC Country "Auburn got some bad news on the recruiting trail Monday night as one of its top targets, Ryan Johnson, announced that he would be committing to Stanford. Johnson, a 4-star defensive end out of Mobile, Ala., announced on his Twitter account that he would be picking the Cardinal over the in-state..." January 31

  • Former Colorado assistant charged with 8 counts of assault

    ESPN "Former Colorado assistant coach Joe Tumpkin has been charged with five counts of second-degree assault and three counts of third-degree assault in a domestic violence case, the district attorney for Adams and Broomfield Counties in Colorado announced Tuesday. Tumpkin officially resigned from..." January 31

  • Iowa State lands a former USC starting lineman

    Des Moines Register "The win-now Iowa State football recruiting initiative gathered more momentum Sunday when 10-game USC starting offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers announced on Twitter that he’d selected Iowa State. The 6-foot-2, 320-pounder joins former Michigan transfer lineman David Dawson among what is..." January 30

  • Report: Alabama loses second assistant as Billy Napier to be named Arizona State OC

    CBS Sports "It looks like Nick Saban is in the market for a new wide receivers coach. According to a report from AL.com, Alabama assistant Billy Napier is about to change his title to offensive coordinator at Arizona State. Napier has been Alabama's receivers coach since the 2013 season, but he does..." January 29

  • WSU LB Logan Tago accepts plea bargain from last summer’s alleged ‘beer stealing’ incident

    Seattle Times "After being charged with second degree felony robbery and fourth degree misdemeanor assault for an alleged incident that occurred June 4, Washington State linebacker Logan Tago has accepted a plea bargain for third-degree assault, his attorney, Steve Martonick, said Friday. Martonick said a..." January 29

  • WSU LB Logan Tago accepts plea bargain from last summer’s alleged ‘beer stealing’ incident

    Seattle Times "After being charged with second degree felony robbery and fourth degree misdemeanor assault for an alleged incident that occurred June 4, Washington State linebacker Logan Tago has accepted a plea bargain for third-degree assault, his attorney, Steve Martonick, said Friday. Martonick said a..." January 28

  • Bruce Judson Jr., Florida 4-star athlete, commits to Ducks over Beavers

    Oregonian "The Civil War rivalry has hit the recruiting trail hard in the class of 2017, as the Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks have crossed paths in Oregon and Florida, two key pipeline states. Earlier this week, Rivals four-star athlete Bruce Judson Jr. narrowed his list to the Ducks and Beavers,..." January 28

  • Utah football receives commitment from 4-star CB Javelin Guidry

    The Deseret News "The Utah football program got another victory on the recruiting trail Friday, as four-star cornerback Javelin Guidry committed to the Utes. Guidry announced his pledge via Twitter. Guidry's commitment to Utah is significant on a few fronts. In addition to his rating, the 5-foot-10,..." January 28

  • Former Alabama QB Cooper Bateman to join Utah as WR

    Salt Lake Tribune "A former four-star quarterback has enrolled at Utah with little fanfare. Cooper Bateman, a prep standout at Cottonwood High who has spent the last four seasons at Alabama, is a student at the University of Utah according to a student directory search first noted by Scott Garrard of 1280 The..." January 27

  • Four-star safety Isaiah Pola-Mao commits to USC

    Arizona Republic "Three-time All-Arizona safety Isaiah Pola-Mao of Phoenix Mountain Pointe has committed to USC. Pola-Mao announced his commitment during a ceremony at the school on Friday morning. Pola-Mao is ranked 116th in the country in USA TODAY's composite football player rankings that includes Rivals,..." January 27