Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Legendary ASU coach Frank Kush dies at 88

    USA Today "Frank Kush, the most famous coach in Arizona State history and synonymous with the school’s rise from a college to a university, died early Thursday, a school spokesman confirmed. Kush was ASU’s football coach from 1958-79, winning a school-record 176 games, and was inducted into the College..." June 22

  • 5-Star QB Prospect Matt Corral Decommits from USC

    Bleacher Report "Matt Corral, one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, has decommitted from USC to consider other schools. Tom Loy of 247Sports first reported the QB's decision Saturday. Chris Swanson and Drew Krinsky of Rivals confirmed the news. Corral is a 5-star prospect who..." June 18

  • Colorado gives coach Mike MacIntyre 3-year, $16.25M extension days after reprimand

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre received a three-year, $16.25 million contract extension Thursday, the new deal approved unanimously by the university's Board of Regents, the school announced. Approval of the extension — which runs through the 2021 season — was posponted until an..." June 16

  • For first time at ASU, no contract extension for Todd Graham

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State is not extending football coach Todd Graham's contract by one year as it has done annually in the past, leaving Graham under contract for less than five years for the first time since his arrival. ASU is coming off two consecutive losing seasons going into Graham's sixth season...." June 13

  • Utah, Kyle Whittingham agree to extension through 2021

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham will be sticking around a little bit longer. Whittingham, who is 104-50 in 12 years as the Utes football coach, recently signed a contract extension through 2021, the school announced late Friday afternoon. Whittingham was named the head coach on..." June 10

  • Grad transfer OL Sunny Odogwu chooses UCLA over Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "UCLA handed Michigan football another blow today. Graduate transfer offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu will join the Bruins and not the Wolverines he tweeted today. He thanked U-M coach Jim Harbaugh specifically in his announcement. The news was first reported by Fox Sports college football..." June 09

  • Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain commits to Cal

    The State "Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain will transfer to Cal, he announced Saturday. McIlwain started three games for South Carolina as a freshman quarterback, completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 600 yards and running for another 127 yards. He came to Columbia from Newtown,..." May 21

  • Oregon State LB Joah Robinett announces transfer to San Diego State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oregon State linebacker Joah Robinett on Friday announed his intent to transfer to San Diego State. A San Diego native, Robinett confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter account that he “decided to go back home in order to be close to family and continue playing football” with the..." May 20

  • Ex-Oregon RB returning to college football at Oregon State

    CBS Sports "Thomas Tyner's college career was known as a promising one cut short by injury -- until now, that is. The ex-Oregon running back, who retired from football in February of 2016 for medical reasons, is apparently attempting a college football comeback at the most unlikely of places. According to..." May 20

  • UCLA's Josh Rosen draws comparison to Giants' Eli Manning

    NFL.com "After only one full season and part of another as UCLA's starting quarterback Josh Rosen already has established himself as one of college football's top passers. And NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah sees some similarities between the Bruins junior and a two-time Super Bowl champion: New York..." May 19

  • Report: USC has a deal in place to sell Coliseum naming rights to United Airlines

    Los Angeles Times "For the first time in 94 years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be known as something else. USC has a deal in place to sell the naming rights to the stadium to United Airlines for $70 million over 15 years, the most lucrative naming-rights deal in college football, according to a report..." May 18

  • NFL rules keep Stanford players from working with their teams

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers first-round draft pick Christian McCaffrey and 49ers first-round pick Solomon Thomas would love to be working with their new teams, but the NFL won’t let them. NFL rules don’t allow rookies to begin participating in offseason work until their schools’ semesters come to an end. For..." May 12

  • South Carolina's Moore, Samuel cleared in bar assault case

    The State "Authorities are trying to locate former USC football player Jalen Antwan Dread, wanted in connection to a recent assault at a Five Points bar. Dread, 20, is accused of assaulting a male victim at the Five Points Saloon a week ago, the Columbia Police Department said Saturday. Deebo Samuel, a..." May 07

  • Chris Weinke, Part 2? Former top MLB Draft pick, 26, to be walk-on QB at Arizona

    CBS Sports "Coming out of high school, Donovan Tate was a four-star quarterback destined to play on the college level, but sometimes destiny takes a while to come to fruition. You see, while Tate was a four-star recruit, that was back in 2009. And while he was being recruited by plenty of colleges to play..." May 05

  • Ex-College Football Star Escapes From Jail ... Police On The Hunt

    TMZ "Ex-Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla broke out of a jail on Thursday ... and now cops are trying to bring the 24-year-old back into custody, ASAP. Lyerla was a key part of those insane Ducks teams from 2011 to 2013 -- winning the Pac-12 championship, the Rose Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. He..." May 05

  • AFC exec: UCLA’s Josh Rosen ‘a mess off the field’

    Sportsnaut "That UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has all the raw physical talent to succeed at the next level is a question that’s not up for debate. But based on a simple comment made by an AFC executive, it appears NFL teams are concerned about Rosen’s off-the-field personality. “He’s the one I know the best..." May 04

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