Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • LSU's Orgeron regrets hiring Canada as offensive coordinator

    ESPN "LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that he erred in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator following the 2016 season and that current coordinator Steve Ensminger was the right choice all along. Canada spent the 2017 season at LSU before mutually parting ways with the school...." July 17

  • Oregon State suspends relationship with Papa John’s

    Sportsnaut "One more high profile program is distancing itself from Papa John’s. On Monday, the Oregon State Athletic Department released a statement, saying that it’s suspending its relationship with the pizza restaurant. The decision comes in light of Papa John’s founder,..." July 16

  • Ethan Rae commits to USC football recruiting class for 2019

    247 Sports "Orange Lutheran (Calif.) tight end Ethan Rae announced his commitment to USC moments ago. The Trojans are putting together a solid group of pass catchers. They have four wide receivers already committed and just landed one of the top tight end prospects out..." July 13

  • Steve Sarkisian won't fight on after former USC football coach loses dispute over firing

    Los Angeles Times "The dispute between USC and Steve Sarkisian over the football coach’s abrupt firing in 2015 ended last week when the school prevailed in an arbitration hearing. “I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on,” Sarkisian, the offensive..." July 10

  • Suspended USC WR Joseph Lewis finishes 21-day jail sentence

    College Football Talk "The waiting game continues for Joseph Lewis, but the erstwhile USC wide receiver can quite possibly see some light at the end of the banishment tunnel. Maybe. According to the Los Angeles Times, Lewis completed a 21-day sentence late last week and was released from jail..." July 10

  • USC Crushes Steve Sarkisian In $30 Mil Wrongful Termination Suit

    TMZ "USC had every right to fire Steve Sarkisian after a drunken meltdown in 2015 ... so says an arbitrator who ruled the University owes ZERO dollars to the ex-football coach who had sued for $30 MILLION.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sark filed a wrongful termination lawsuit..." July 09

  • Moorpark two-sport star Drake London commits to USC for football and basketball

    Orange County Register "Drake London, a dual-sport athlete from Moorpark, committed to USC for both football and basketball on Wednesday. London is a part of the class of 2019, an incoming senior at Moorpark High, and considered a top prospect in both sports. The 247 Sports’ composite rankings list..." July 05

  • Stanford’s Love, Wisconsin’s Taylor still Heisman betting favorites, but Tua Tagovailoa gaining ground

    College Football Talk "Nothing has actually happened in college football since Tua Tagovailoa‘s 41-yard rainbow landed in Devonta Smith‘s hands to win Alabama the 2017 national title, but that hasn’t stopped fans from laying bets on the 2018 Heisman winner. According to..." July 03

  • Drake London commits to USC

    247 Sports "Two-sport star Drake London made his college choice on Wednesday, committing to USC over Virginia and a host of other interested parties. London, a four-star shooting guard and wide receiver, is planning to play both sports in college, but will occupy a football..." June 27

  • Tyler Hilinski's parents say QB had CTE when he committed suicide

    The Score "The parents of Tyler Hilinksi said their deceased son had the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he committed suicide in January. "The medical examiner said he had the brain of a 65-year-old, which is really hard to take,''..." June 26

  • Cal star Demetris Robertson to transfer

    The Score "Standout wide receiver Demetris Robertson is transferring from Cal after two years with the program for personal reasons, he announced Thursday. Robertson appeared in only two games last year due to injury, but had 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns during his freshman..." June 21

  • Chip Kelly hiring gave UCLA ticket sales a significant boost

    Larry Brown Sports "Chip Kelly is finally making his return to college football this season, and fans are excited to see him in action. For proof of that, look no further than the way UCLA has been selling tickets since they announced the hiring of Kelly. UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero told Bruce..." June 20

  • Mike Leach's tweet of an anti-Obama hoax showed why many schools won't hire him

    USA Today "Under the guise of “creating discussion,” the second-highest paid public employee in the state of Washington, who works for a university with 30,000 students, retweeted a doctored video of an old President Obama speech that helps spread a toxic conspiracy theory, argued with..." June 18

  • Police: Former Oregon football player killed in a single-car accident in Eugene

    CBS Sports "Former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato, 21, was killed in a car crash on Friday, Eugene police confirmed early Saturday morning. Troubling details from the story, via KEZI, describe a rollover accident with the driver, Pedro Chavarin Jr., 22, initially telling police that he was the..." June 16

  • Wake Forest presumptive starting QB suspended three games for violation of team rules

    CBS Sports "Wake Forest doesn't need to see its roster thinned before fall camp even opens, but it lost a key player Thursday night to suspension. Coach Dave Clawson announced that presumptive starting quarterback Kendall Hinton and tight end Thomas Cole have been suspended three games for..." June 15

  • Incoming Cal freshman LB Chris Fatilua suffers 'significant, serious' spinal cord injury

    Sporting News - NCAAF "California incoming freshman linebacker Chris Fatilua suffered a serious spinal cord injury Monday and his long-term prognosis is not known at this time.  Fatilua's family released a statement through the school on Wednesday explaining that Fatilua suffered the injury..." June 14

  • California QB Joey Yellen commits to ASU's 2019 class

    Arizona Central "Arizona State seems to have solved its quarterback problem. Four-star prospect Joey Yellen of Mission Viejo, Calif., announced his commitment to the Sun Devils on Sunday. He joins quarterback Ethan Long of West Linn, Oregon, as the only two public commitments in ASU's..." June 11

  • Report: UCLA offensive line takes depth hit with three departures

    College Football Talk "If the offensive line wasn’t already enough of a problem for UCLA head coach Chip Kelly in his return to college football, it may be a bit more of a potential hurdle with some recent departures from the program. According to a report from Bruin Report Online, offensive..." June 08

  • Stanford's Bryce Love early betting favorite in Heisman Trophy race

    ESPN "Stanford running back Bryce Love is the early Heisman Trophy favorite in Las Vegas. Love, a senior who passed on the NFL draft to return to Stanford, opened at 5-1 to win this season's Heisman Trophy at the Westgate SuperBook. He rushed for 2,218 yards with 19 touchdowns..." June 08

  • WR Datrin Guyton has now been dismissed by both Oregon State AND Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "Here’s a double play that you don’t see very often in college football. Earlier this month, Bowling Green’s Datrin Guyton was arrested on a felony robbery charge in connection to some allegedly stolen weed.  The wide receiver is also..." June 07

  • MyKael Wright, nation's No. 4 CB, commits to Oregon Ducks over Alabama, USC, others

    Oregonian "For less than two weeks, consensus four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell was the highest-rated defensive back pledge in the history of the Oregon Ducks football program. But his time atop the all-time rankings came to a swift end Thursday afternoon, as 247Sports..." June 01

  • USC receiver Joseph Lewis pleads no contest to two counts of domestic battery

    Los Angeles Times "USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV pleaded no contest Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to two counts of domestic battery with an injury relating to his February arrest. Lewis agreed to a plea deal that he rejected last Thursday. With a jury nearly selected for his trial..." May 24

  • Jury Rules in Favor of NCAA in Former USC Assistant Todd McNair's Defamation Lawsuit

    SI - College Football "A jury voted 9-3 Monday in favor of the NCAA in a defamation lawsuit brought on by former USC assistant coach Todd McNair, according to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. McNair was named in the NCAA's investigation into whether or not Reggie Bush received..." May 22

  • Ex-Alabama lineman Dallas Warmack to Oregon as graduate transfer

    ESPN "Former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack is heading to Oregon as a graduate transfer, he announced on Twitter. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Warmack, a former U.S. Army All-American, appeared in 16 games in his career at Alabama. He did not see the..." May 20

  • Tua Tagovailoa says he wanted to transfer to USC

    Larry Brown Sports "The talk about Tua Tagovailoa considering transferring away from Alabama apparently was quite legitimate. Tagovailoa spoke at his former middle school in Hawaii on Thursday. According to Hawaii News Now, the Alabama quarterback told the students that he was discouraged by not playing..." May 18

  • Report: Alabama will be paid $6 million to play USC in 2020

    College Football Talk "There is one big reason why Alabama has taken on so many neutral site games over the years. Money. In 2020, when Alabama opens the season against USC in the Advocare Classic in Arlington, Texas, the Crimson Tide will once again be richly paid. According to a report..." May 18

  • Cougars bring in another QB to compete for Falk’s old job

    Seattle Times "Washington State has added a graduate transfer out of East Carolina who will compete for the job to replace departed recording-setting quarterback Luke Falk. Gardner Minshew threw for 2,140 yards and 16 touchdowns last season at East Carolina. He appeared in 10 games for the Pirates..." May 18