Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • ASU lands 4-star QB Jaden Rashada, a former Florida commit

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State and first-year head coach Kenny Dillingham on Wednesday earned a commitment from four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada, a former Florida Gators commitment. He is the first big-fish get for Dillingham, who attempted to recruit Rashada to Florida State and then last year..." February 01

  • Kenny Dillingham aims to revitalize Arizona State with youth, energy and a battalion of transfers

    CBS Sports "Kenny Dillingham has had plenty of time to think. Never mind that, at age 32, he is the youngest FBS head coach. Never mind that his recruiting philosophy resembles that of a teenager who has been given a Corvette for his birthday. The only certainty? In both cases, things will go..." January 31

  • Deion Sanders drastically overhauls Colorado’s football roster in just eight weeks

    USA Today "No other college football coach in the country has overhauled his roster this year like Deion Sanders did in just eight weeks at Colorado. It’s downright historic. With at least 42 new scholarship players coming in, Sanders has reeled in the biggest class of newcomers in..." January 31

  • Urban Meyer on Deion Sanders' Potential at Colorado: 'I Think He's Going to Flip It'

    Bleacher Report "Legendary college head coach Urban Meyer is optimistic about how Deion Sanders will fare in his first year at the helm with Colorado. Meyer said Tuesday on the All Things Covered podcast that Sanders has already improved the perception of the program and should deliver..." January 31

  • Washington QB Sam Huard transferring to FCS Cal Poly

    The Athletic "Former Washington quarterback Sam Huard will continue his career at Cal Poly, he announced Monday on Seattle radio station 710 AM. Huard, a five-star prospect in the 2021 class whose father and uncle both played quarterback for the Huskies, entered the transfer..." January 30

  • Alabama, Nick Saban interested in Washington's Ryan Grubb for OC opening

    Clutch Points "As Alabama looks for their next offensive coordinator, Nick Saban and company have decided to look to the West. Saban and the Crimson Tide are reportedly interested in one of the Pac-12’s best offensive coordinators. Things have reportedly, “heated..." January 30

  • Mike Zimmer joining Colorado staff under Deion Sanders

    SI "After spending the 2022 season as an analyst at Jackson State University for head coach Deion Sanders, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is following Sanders ton Colorado University.  Sanders confirmed Zimmer will be on his staff during an appearance with Thee..." January 29

  • Washington St. coach Jake Dickert gets extension through 2027

    Sportsnaut "Washington State coach Jake Dickert received a one-year extension through the 2027 season, the school announced Wednesday. The university didn’t indicate whether the 39-year-old Dickert received a boost in pay. He just finished the first season of a five-year, $13.5 million..." January 26

  • Jaden Rashada to visit Arizona State after nixed NIL deal

    Clutch Points "Following the University of Florida’s choice to grant his release, five-star quarterback Jaden Rashada is now looking for a new school. The nation’s seventh-ranked quarterback in the class of 2023 is now set to visit Arizona State this weekend according to on3.com’s..." January 20

  • Deion Sanders flips 5-star Cormani McClain from Miami to Colorado

    The Athletic "Cormani McClain, the top-ranked cornerback in the 2023 cycle in the 247Sports Composite and No. 12 overall recruit, flipped his commitment from Miami to Colorado on Thursday, according to multiple reports, and all indications are he’ll sign with the Buffaloes when the next..." January 20

  • Deion Sanders Is Landing Big Recruits, But Can He Win at Colorado?

    The Big Lead "When Colorado announced Deion Sanders would be the school's next football coach, the move stunned college football. There were a ton of questions, most centered around how Colorado could afford to bring him in. But above all else, there was a persistent query running through the minds of..." January 20

  • Inside Colorado's quest for Deion Sanders

    The Athletic "Rick George was trying to focus on the task at hand, but he had pressing issues back home. The Colorado athletic director was sitting in a second-floor conference room at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, fulfilling his duties as one of 13 members of the College Football Playoff..." January 18

  • Transfer QB Tristan Gebbia picks Ohio State

    Sportsnaut "Transfer quarterback Tristan Gebbia is headed to Ohio State, Rivals.com reported Tuesday. Gebbia last played at Oregon State, and it was reported when he entered the transfer portal earlier this montk that he’d be seeking a medical redshirt to give him eligibility for..." January 17

  • USC's Jordan Addison declares for 2023 NFL Draft

    The Score "USC receiver Jordan Addison has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft ahead of Monday's deadline. Addison is widely expected to be a first-round pick and is in contention to be the first wideout selected in April. " January 16

  • Bruins continue transfer portal attack, landing J.Michael Sturdivant

    Clutch Points "The UCLA Bruins landed freshman All-American wide receiver J.Michael Sturdivant from the California Golden Bears in the football transfer portal, according to a Friday tweet from the Athletic college football senior writer Max Olson. The 6-foot-3-inch receiver earned 755..." January 13

  • Former Texas A&M defensive lineman Anthony Lucas announces transfer to USC

    USA Today "Former Texas A&M defensive lineman Anthony Lucas has committed to USC. Lucas, a former five-star recruit in the Top247 rankings for the Class of 2022, will have three years of eligibility and joins the Trojans as a true sophomore. Lucas was rated the No. 1 player in the..." January 12

  • South Carolina transfer DE Jordan Burch commits to Oregon

    The Athletic "South Carolina transfer and former five-star edge rusher Jordan Burch committed to Oregon, he announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know: Burch was ranked No. 1 on The Athletic’s list of the top 25 best available players in the..." January 12

  • Colorado-Arizona State game won’t be moved to Week 0 after wavier denied by NCAA

    The Athletic "There will not be a Week 0 college football game between Colorado and Arizona State to open the 2023 season, an administrative source involved in the process confirmed to The Athletic on Wednesday. The news comes two days after ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit..." January 11

  • USC elects to retain defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

    Sportsnaut "Southern California defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will return to the coaching staff under head coach Lincoln Riley in 2023, despite the Trojans’ issues stopping the ball this past season. A multitude of miscues, including some on defense, prevented USC from preserving a late..." January 10

  • Cameron Rising leads trio of Utah stars returning in 2023, setting up Utes for another Pac-12 title run

    CBS Sports "Utah will have a trio of offensive stars returning in 2023, putting the Utes once again in the race for a third straight Pac-12 championship. Highlighting the returnees is quarterback Cameron Rising, who announced Monday that he will come back for a sixth year. Joining Rising are..." January 10

  • Washington QB Sam Huard entering transfer portal

    The Athletic "Washington quarterback Sam Huard, a UW legacy and former five-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, announced Tuesday that he is entering the transfer portal. Here’s what you need to know: Huard, the son of former Washington quarterback Damon Huard (and nephew of..." January 10

  • Utah QB Cam Rising returning for ’23 season

    Sportsnaut "Utah quarterback Cam Rising plans to play for the Utes in 2023 rather than jump to the NFL. Rising, who will be a sixth-year senior, led Utah to back-to-back Pac-12 championships and a Rose Bowl appearance. Rising left the Rose Bowl loss to Penn State in the third quarter, citing a..." January 09

  • Deion Sanders on Possibly Coaching in NFL: 'I Just Have No Desire to Coach Rich Men'

    Bleacher Report "Deion Sanders is a Pro Football Hall of Famer thanks to his accomplishments in the NFL as a player, but don't expect him to be on the sidelines as a coach at the sport's highest level. "I just have no desire to coach rich men," he said, per Donovan X...." January 09

  • Dont'e Thornton Transfers to Tennessee

    Clutch Points "The Tennessee Volunteers have landed Dont’e Thornton after poaching the ex-four star receiver in the transfer portal from Oregon, per Adam Sparks of the Knoxville News Sentinel. It’s a reload for the Volunteers’ receiving corps who lost two key..." January 09

  • RB Micah Bernard leaves Utah after Rose Bowl, enters transfer portal

    Space City Scoop "Utah running back Micah Bernard, who started 11 games over the past two seasons for the Pac-12 champion Utes, has entered the transfer portal as a graduate student. Bernard started for Utah on Monday in the Rose Bowl against Penn State, and had 59 rushing yards on 11..." January 05

  • Carson Steele transferring to UCLA

    The Score "Former Ball State running back Carson Steele is transferring to UCLA, he announced Wednesday. Steele entered the portal last month. He rushed for 1,556 yards in 2022, the ninth-highest total in the nation. " January 04

  • Former Mississippi State RB Dillon Johnson to transfer to Washington

    ESPN "Former Mississippi State running back Dillon Johnson is set to transfer to Washington, he announced Tuesday on social media. Johnson rushed for 1,198 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons at Mississippi State, including 488 yards and three scores this past season. He..." January 04

  • Tulane’s historic Cotton Bowl comeback vs. USC reminds us why we love college football

    The Athletic "It was fourth down, the game on the line, and Michael Pratt was on the run. Here he was again. In the midst of the madness Monday, the Tulane quarterback flashed back to last year, the Week 1 trip to Oklahoma. That was supposed to be a home game, but Hurricane Ida..." January 03

  • What USC football must change after embarrassing Cotton Bowl loss

    Clutch Points "With four minutes to go in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, USC football held a 45-30 lead over Tulane. The game looked to be in the bag. A fourth touchdown of the game for Tyjae Spears cut the Trojan lead to 8, but again, with a little over three minutes and a Heisman winner at quarterback,..." January 03

  • Alejandro Mata is sixth Jackson State football player joining Deion Sanders in Colorado

    USA Today "Jackson State football has lost another player to the transfer portal and to Colorado. Kicker Alejandro Mata is following former Tigers coach Deion Sanders to Colorado. " December 29

  • How Kenny Dillingham and his staff plan to build Arizona State from the inside out

    The Athletic "On the night Texas won the 2005 national championship, Longhorns coach Mack Brown raised the trophy and turned from side to side, showing it off to thousands of fans crammed inside the Rose Bowl. On live television, ABC reporter John Saunders asked Brown what this night had..." December 28

  • Washington State set to hire Ben Arbuckle as OC

    ESPN "Washington State is set to hire Ben Arbuckle, the 27-year-old who spent this season at Western Kentucky, as its next offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. Arbuckle, a former quarterback at West Texas A&M, served as Western Kentucky's co-offensive..." December 28

  • Ohio State Commit Lincoln Kienholz Says Washington Would've Been Better for NIL Money

    Bleacher Report "As college football fans focus on the NCAA's name, image and likeness rules, Ohio State commit Lincoln Kienholz believes he left money on the table by signing with the Buckeyes. "I think Washington had better NIL than Ohio State," Kienholz said, per Lori..." December 26

  • DJ Uiagalelei Reportedly Expected to Transfer to Oregon State from Clemson

    Bleacher Report "Former Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who announced Dec. 5 that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal, is expected to leave the Tigers for Oregon State, per ESPN's Pete Thamel. Uiagalelei completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,521 yards (6.8 yards per..." December 24

  • Oregon is recruiting like an SEC school, and people don’t like it

    The Athletic "It started with one duck emoji. Then another. Then another. Then another. Now we’re up to six ducks. Every time Oregon coach Dan Lanning pulls out his phone, opens the trusty Twitter application and loads up a post with a duck emoji in it, it signifies that Oregon has..." December 23

  • Pittsburgh’s Pat Narduzzi calls out Utah for NIL tampering

    Clutch Points "NIL has taken over the college football landscape, and Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t happy about it. The Panthers’ head man went as far as calling out Utah and head coach Kyle Wittingham for using NIL to steal one of Pittsburgh’s prized..." December 22

  • Travis Hunter to Transfer to Colorado After Deion Sanders Hire; Former No. 1 Recruit

    Bleacher Report "Jackson State cornerback Travis Hunter is following Deion Sanders to Colorado, he announced Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. It didn't take long for the former No. 1 recruit to make a decision on his next destination as he revealed just two..." December 22

  • Deion Sanders’ first Colorado commits feeling the love: ‘I need you’

    The Athletic "Ryan Staub had visited Colorado three times before Deion Sanders took over as head coach. Outside of the red, shiny new McLaren parked on Folsom Field, everything else on campus looked pretty much the same to Staub two weekends ago. “(Deion Sanders) was..." December 22

  • Noah Sewell will skip Oregon’s bowl game, join his brothers in the NFL in 2023

    Pro Football Talk "Oregon middle linebacker Noah Sewell will enter the 2023 NFL draft and make his family 4-for-4 in producing brothers who play pro football. Sewell is the brother of Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell, Saints practice squad linebacker Nephi Sewell and Philadelphia Stars..." December 22

  • USC WR Jordan Addison Out of Cotton Bowl With Injury; Expected to Enter Draft

    Bleacher Report "USC wide receiver Jordan Addison reportedly intended to play in the Cotton Bowl, but an injury has changed his plans. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Addison suffered a "minor setback with his ankle" during the Pac-12 Championship Game against Utah..." December 21

  • Ducks secure QB Austin Novosad flip after losing Dante Moore to UCLA

    Clutch Points "Just days after losing 5-star quarterback prospect Dante Moore to UCLA following a recruiting coup, the Oregon Ducks have landed a quarterback of their own after Austin Novosad committed to the school on Wednesday morning. The nation’s No. 9 ranked..." December 21

  • Deion Sanders Responds to Critics of Colorado Move: 'I Understand Because It's Love'

    Bleacher Report "Deion Sanders has faced some backlash after leaving Jackson State this winter to take on the job as the Colorado head football coach. On Tuesday, Sanders said he understood the criticism and where it was coming from. "I understand because it's love," Sanders..." December 21

  • Deion Sanders Says Nepotism Isn't Influencing Son Shedeur's Status as Colorado QB

    Bleacher Report "Colorado head football coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has addressed nepotism allegations after he said in a team meeting that his son Shedeur was coming with him from Jackson State to play quarterback for the Buffaloes. FS1 analyst and fellow Hall of Famer Shannon..." December 21

  • Oregon flips 5-star safety Peyton Bowen from Notre Dame

    The Score "Five-star safety Peyton Bowen flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to Oregon on Wednesday. The Texas native gave his pledge to the Fighting Irish in January. Bowen was the highest-rated member of Notre Dame's 2023 class. Bowen is the No. 2 recruit..." December 21

  • Matayo Uiagalelei commits to Oregon

    Larry Brown Sports "Five-star defensive lineman Matayo Uiagalelei surprised a number of observers on Wednesday by committing to a somewhat unexpected Pac-12 school. The five-star edge rusher out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California had previously been uncommitted. His commitment to Oregon was..." December 21

  • Former Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne commits to Arizona State

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne has found a new home. Pyne, who started 10 games for the Fighting Irish this season, announced Monday that he has committed to Arizona State. Pyne visited ASU over the weekend and decided to pledge to new Sun Devils head coach Kenny..." December 20

  • Colorado Merchandise Sales Up 700% After Hiring Deion Sanders as Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "The brief Deion Sanders era has already been profitable for his new school. According to Doug Greenberg of Front Office Sports, "sales of officially licensed Colorado products are up 700 percent year-over-year since Sanders was first hired on Dec. 3." " December 20

  • Kent State QB Collin Schlee tweets he's transferring to UCLA

    ESPN "Kent State quarterback Collin Schlee has announced that he's committed to transfer to UCLA. Schlee confirmed that commitment with a tweet Saturday night, as he posted an image of himself in UCLA gear with a "committed" graphic and a caption..." December 19

  • 5-Star QB Recruit Dante Moore Flips Commitment from Oregon to Chip Kelly, UCLA

    Bleacher Report "Highly touted quarterback prospect Dante Moore has flipped his commitment from Oregon to UCLA, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN. "I went on a visit to UCLA," Moore told Thamel. "I talked to God and my people and really within myself. I knew that UCLA was the right..." December 19

  • Deion Sanders says Jackson State star Travis Hunter is transferring to Colorado 'real soon'

    Clarion Ledger "Colorado football coach Deion Sanders' most notable recruiting win while at Jackson State was the signing of 5-star Travis Hunter last December. Hunter, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 247Sports rankings for the 2022 recruiting class, spurned Florida..." December 19

  • QB Bo Nix returning to Oregon for 2023 season

    247 Sports "Oregon quarterback Bo Nix is returning to school for the 2023 season, pushing back the NFL Draft and taking advantage of the extra season of eligibility granted by the NCAA following the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season. Nix should be among the nation's top returning..." December 19

  • USC QB Caleb Williams Confident He'll Play in Cotton Bowl Despite Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "It sounds like the Tulane Green Wave are going to have to deal with the Heisman Trophy winner in the Cotton Bowl. USC quarterback Caleb Williams said he remains "confident" that he will play in the Jan. 2 bowl game despite suffering a hamstring injury during the Trojans'..." December 15

  • NLRB to pursue unlawful labor practices against USC, Pac-12, NCAA

    ESPN "An effort to legally recognize college football and basketball players at the University of Southern California as employees of their school, their conference and the NCAA took a significant step forward Thursday. The National Labor Relations Board has directed its Los Angeles..." December 15

  • UC regents approve UCLA's Big Ten move, include conditions

    ESPN "UCLA is officially heading to the Big Ten after receiving approval from the University of California regents Wednesday, but the approval comes with stipulations. More than five months after the Bruins, alongside USC, announced their shocking intention to leave the Pac-12 for the Big..." December 15

  • 'Coach Prime' Trailer Drops for Deion Sanders, JSU Football Docuseries by Prime Video

    Bleacher Report "Deion Sanders' final season as head football coach at Jackson State will be the subject of a four-part documentary series on Prime Video from SMAC Productions. Amazon released the trailer for Coach Prime, along with the announcement the first two parts will be available to..." December 15

  • Pac-12 media rights deal on hold as league awaits resolution on UCLA's Big Ten status from regents meeting

    CBS Sports "The Pac-12's long, winding road toward long-term security was never supposed to last this long. It is mid-December, and the league still must wait on the conclusion of Wednesday's University of California system regents meeting to proceed in its media rights..." December 13

  • Arizona State QB Emory Jones enters transfer portal

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State quarterback Emory Jones officially entered the portal as a graduate transfer on Monday. Jones arrived in Tempe last offseason after four years playing for the Florida Gators. After Jones started the first six games of the season, he was injured in the middle of the..." December 13

  • Utah TE Dalton Kincaid to skip Rose Bowl with injury, begin prep for 2023 NFL Draft

    On3 "Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid will not play in the Rose Bowl, he announced Sunday via Twitter. Kincaid cited an injury as the reason for his decision, saying that he intends to rehab and prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft. Kincaid began his career at the University of..." December 13

  • Troy Taylor Hired as Stanford's New HC

    Bleacher Report "Stanford has hired Troy Taylor as its next football coach, the school announced Saturday. Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee first reported the news. Taylor has coached Sacramento State for four years and led the Hornets to an undefeated..." December 12

  • Inside Deion Sanders’ first 4-star flip to Colorado: ‘Nobody is safe’

    The Athletic "When four-star running back Dylan Edwards of Derby (Kansas) High decommitted from Notre Dame shortly after reporting a Colorado offer from the freshly hired Deion Sanders, the general assumption was this is how quickly Prime Time works. Less than a week on the..." December 11

  • Oregon State Beavers reward football coach Jonathan Smith with 6-year, $30.6 million contract

    Oregonian "Oregon State’s Jonathan Smith became one of the Pac-12′s highest paid football coaches Sunday afternoon when the school announced a significant pay increase. Smith’s contract was fattened to $30.6 million over six years, an increase of $6.5 million from the previous..." December 11

  • Jason Garrett to stay with NBC amid Stanford coaching interest

    The Score "Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced Thursday that he plans to stay at NBC despite being a finalist for Stanford's head coaching search. "Thanks so much to (athletic director) Bernard Muir and everyone at Stanford," Garrett tweeted. "While I..." December 09

  • Southern Cal QB Caleb Williams named Player of Year

    Sportsnaut "Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams was named the Associated Press Player of the Year on Thursday. He received 32 of 46 first-place votes (117 points) to easily beat out TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who earned six first-place votes and finished with 64 points. Ohio State QB..." December 08

  • Alabama's Charles Kelly joins Colorado as defensive coordinator

    247 Sports "Colorado is expected to hire Alabama associate defensive coordinator and safeties coach Charles Kelly as the program's defensive coordinator under new head coach and NFL legend Deion Sanders, according to ESPN. The 55-year old Kelly has served as the associate defensive..." December 08

  • Jackson State Deion Sander’s Defacing was NOT a Defacing

    Egotastic Sports "NFL Legend and College Coach Deion Sanders announced he was leaving his current position at Jackson State to take a job at University of Colorado and his fans at Jackson State are mad at him, despite all he's done for the team. There's a story going viral that the people of..." December 08

  • Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett a finalist for Stanford head coach opening

    The Athletic "Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has emerged as a finalist for the Stanford head-coaching job, multiple sources with knowledge of the search process told The Athletic on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know: Garrett, who spent this season..." December 08

  • Oregon’s DJ Johnson declares for draft weeks after punching fan

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon edge rusher DJ Johnson is officially focusing on the next chapter of his football career. Johnson announced in a Twitter post on Thursday that he is entering his name into the NFL Draft. That means he will not play for the Ducks in the Holiday Bowl against North Carolina on..." December 08