Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jeff Fisher in mix for USC's head coaching job

    The Score "Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher is in the mix for USC's head coaching vacancy, a source told Brett McMurphy of The Action Network. A USC alum, Fisher last coached in the NFL in 2016 with the Los Angeles Rams, who fired him during the campaign.   " October 25

  • 5 biggest surprises from Saturday's college football slate

    The Score "The Week 8 schedule didn't look overly enthralling at first glance, but Saturday's action reminded us why it's foolish to doubt the craziness of college football. Despite there being no matchups between ranked teams, a number of surprises made for exceptional viewing..." October 24

  • Kayvon Thibodeaux had numerous NFL GMs watching him during huge game

    Larry Brown Sports "Kayvon Thibodeaux had a big game for his Oregon Ducks in a 34-31 win over UCLA on Saturday, and he did it in front of some important company. Thibodeaux is in his third season at Oregon and entered his team’s game against UCLA with 14 sacks in 23 career games. Against the..." October 24

  • Washington State hires 2 new coaches after firing of Nick Rolovich

    The Athletic "Former Hawaii and SMU quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison and former SMU and Hawaii offensive line coach Dennis McKnight are expected to join Washington State’s shorthanded staff, a source told The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. The Cougars are down five full-time coaches following..." October 21

  • Mykel Williams Decommits from USC, Commits to Georgia

    SI "Mykel Williams took to social media to announce not only was he decommitting from USC publicly but would be committing to Georgia.  Sources told SI Dawgs Daily back in June when Williams committed to the Trojans, USC was sure to take advantage of the name, image, and likeness..." October 20

  • Nick Rolovich pursuing legal action against Washington State over firing

    The Athletic "Former Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich is pursuing legal action against the university after his firing on Monday for violating Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees, according to a statement released by Rolovich's lawyer Wednesday morning. The..." October 20

  • Who are the top candidates to replace Nick Rolovich as Washington State football coach?

    ESPN "Nick Rolovich's tenure at Washington State ended much sooner than anyone had hoped. Rolovich, a quirky coach with outstanding offensive credentials, seemed like the perfect successor to Mike Leach on the Palouse. He's now out after only 11 games. WSU president Kirk..." October 19

  • Behind the scenes of Lane Kiffin's wild return to Tennessee

    ESPN "Lane Kiffin stood outside the visitor's locker room at Neyland Stadium in the wee hours of Sunday morning proudly twirling a beaten-up yellow range ball and searching for a new visor. He'd just tossed his old visor to the jeering Tennessee fans as he exited a field littered..." October 18

  • Decision coming soon on Washington State coach Nick Rolovich’s future in Pullman

    Spokesman "Washington State’s football team is rolling, but the Cougars aren’t sure whether they’ll have a head coach come Monday. For the past few months an unprecedented situation at WSU involving second-year coach Nick Rolovich and the state’s COVID-19 vaccination..." October 18

  • WSU fires Nick Rolovich for cause

    CougCenter "Nick Rolovich has been fired as the coach of the Washington State Cougars because of his failure to comply with the governor’s Covid vaccination mandate for state employees, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by John Canzano of The..." October 18

  • Nick Rolovich unsure of WSU future as state's vaccine mandate takes effect

    USA Today "Washington State improved to 4-3 on the season with a dramatic 34-31 win over Stanford in a back-and-forth affair.  It was the Cougars' third straight victory – but it also might be their final game under head coach Nick Rolovich.  The..." October 17

  • Five worst deals among college football coaches' contracts

    USA Today "For the 15th consecutive year, USA TODAY Sports has obtained and analyzed the contracts of college football coaches across the Football Bowl Subdivision. And some deals, as always, are more lopsided than others. While some FBS coaches look like bargains for their..." October 14

  • Oregon Ducks running back CJ Verdell out for the year with left leg injury

    Oregonian "Oregon running back CJ Verdell is out for the remainder of the season. Verdell suffered an apparent left leg injury following a four-yard run during the third quarter of Oregon’s 31-24 overtime loss at Stanford. He was helped off the field to the injury tent and later carted..." October 08

  • Ed Orgeron Under Fire For 'Fishing Hole' Jab To Radio Show Troll

    TMZ "LSU head coach Ed Orgeron made an eye-opening comment toward a prank caller on his radio show this week ... when he seemingly threatened to make the guy disappear -- and people are pissed. Here's how it went down ... Coach O was taking calls from listeners on his weekly show on..." October 08

  • Oregon OC Joe Moorhead underwent surgery on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead underwent surgery on Saturday and remains in the hospital, according to The Oregonian's John Canzano. Moorhead remains in a Bay Area hospital two days after the emergency procedure. Moorhead was unexpectedly absent from the..." October 04

  • Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologizes for camera incident

    Sportsnaut "Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologized Sunday for an incident in which he shoved the camera of a photojournalist after the Buffaloes were routed by Southern California on Saturday. Video of the incident shows him reaching out with his right hand to push the camera aside as the..." October 03

  • Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Death of Utah Cornerback Aaron Lowe

    USA Today "The Salt Lake City Police Department said Sunday that it has arrested a suspect in the shooting death of University of Utah cornerback Aaron Lowe. The department said Buk M. Buk, 22, was taken into custody in Draper, Utah, early Sunday and was charged with aggravated..." October 03

  • Anthony Lynn reportedly a potential USC Trojans head coach target

    Sportsnaut "If the USC Trojans’ next head coach comes from the NFL, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn could be a surprising name to potentially land the job. As USC conducts an exhaustive search to find the next leader of its football program, everyone connected to the..." September 28

  • Utah DB Aaron Lowe’s Family Pleads With Public To Help Find Who Murdered Their Son

    Total Pro Sports "Utah football player Aaron Lowe was fatally shot on Sunday in Salt Lake City, less than a year after teammate and friend Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting. Salt Lake City police said the 21-year-old died on the scene in a shooting at a house party in the city’s..." September 28

  • Utah Football Player Aaron Lowe Murdered At House Party

    Black Sports Online "Hours after Utah beat Washington State 24-13, a tragedy happened. Utes football player Aaron Lowe was tragically murdered at a house party. Here is what we know so far. "Police have confirmed the victim of a deadly house party shooting in Sugar House is U of U..." September 26

  • WS WR Brandon Gray in Serious But Stable Condition After Being Shot

    Bleacher Report "Washington State wide receiver Brandon Gray is in serious but stable condition after being shot Saturday morning. "We are aware of an incident involving WSU football student-athlete Brandon Gray that occurred last night in Pullman," WSU athletic director Pat Chun said in..." September 26

  • USC's Jaxson Dart sidelined after meniscus surgery

    The Score "USC quarterback Jaxson Dart faces an extended absence after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus, reports The Athletic's Antonio Morales. The freshman was set to enter a competition with Kedon Slovis for the starting job after throwing four touchdowns in his NCAA debut..." September 24

  • Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux launches personal cryptocurrency

    The Athletic "Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux plans to launch his own cryptocurrency, called $JREAM, via a partnership with the token platform Rally, according to multiple reports. No. 2 overall on Dane Brugler’s list of 2022 NFL Draft prospects for The Athletic, Thibodeaux reportedly..." September 23

  • James Franklin attracting significant interest from USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Penn State may be facing a battle to keep head coach James Franklin amid significant interest from USC. According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, Franklin is “high” on athletic director Mike Bohn’s shortlist of coaching candidates. In a related podcast,..." September 22

  • Utah starting QB Charlie Brewer leaves program just three games into 2021 season

    CBS Sports "Utah starting quarterback Charlie Brewer has elected to leave the program after just three games with the Utes, the university announced on Tuesday. "Charlie has decided to move on and we wish him the best," a statement from coach Kyle Whittingham read.  Brewer was..." September 21

  • Scary Scene As USC Football Team’s Airplane Tipped Over On Tarmac

    Total Pro Sports "The USC Trojans traveled to Pullman, Washington this weekend to take on the Washington State Cougars. And while the trip ended exactly how they wanted — with a 45-14 victory — things didn’t get off to a great start for the team. Upon their arrival, the USC team plane..." September 20

  • USC's Kedon Slovis cleared to practice, will enter QB competition with Jaxson Dart

    The Score "USC quarterback Kedon Slovis is expected to return to practice this week after an MRI and X-ray on his injured neck came back negative, interim coach Donte Williams said Sunday, according to The Athletic. Slovis suffered the ailment Saturday after being sacked during USC's first..." September 20

  • Eric Bieniemy open to USC job

    Yardbarker "Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy made it clear this week that he is focused on his current job, but that does not mean he has completely ruled out the one he has been linked to. Bieniemy is believed to be someone USC will target after the school fired..." September 19

  • Herm Edwards is right — Arizona State's lack of discipline begins with him

    USA Today "The setting was different. It was a small room in the northwest corner of LaVell Edwards Stadium, the outer wall made of cinder block and a sponsor's backdrop banner draped over a television on the wall behind Herm Edwards. But the comments from Arizona State's..." September 19

  • 6 Biggest Surprises of the 2021 College Football Season so Far

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 college football season is well underway, and so it goes every year in the sport, there are the usual fair share of expected storylines. The SEC, ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 look primed to have teams in the College Football Playoff once again. But there have also been some..." September 16

  • Why would Bob Stoops leave the good life to coach USC?

    The Athletic "In the immediate aftermath of the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game, with Oklahoma players and coaches celebrating on the AT&T Stadium field, I bumped into former coach Bob Stoops and joked that it was a surprise to see him. Shouldn’t he be in Tallahassee, Fla., getting his new Florida..." September 15

  • USC coaching search will include the biggest names and best teams in college football playoff chase

    USA Today "The only prospective candidate for the Southern California opening to issue a hard denial of interest is Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who gave a terse two-word response to questioning on Wednesday: “No chance.” Given Meyer’s history, it may be easy to..." September 15

  • Bob Stoops issues non-denial when asked about USC rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "USC is in the hunt for a new football coach, and Bob Stoops certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel rumors that he might be interested. Stoops appeared on SiriusXM’s ESPNU Radio on Wednesday and was asked about chatter potentially linking him to the USC job. Stoops..." September 15

  • James Franklin, Luke Fickell deflect USC questions as coach search rumors begin

    The Athletic "Less than 24 hours after USC parted ways with head coach Clay Helton, rumored candidates to replace Helton have started to push back on questions about their interest in the role. Penn State coach James Franklin, when asked Tuesday about the USC speculation, said that he will address..." September 14

  • Oregon LB Justin Flowe expected to miss rest of regular season

    The Athletic "Oregon standout linebacker Justin Flowe is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season with a foot injury, sources told The Athletic. Fellow linebackers Dru Mathis, who started the Ducks' opener, and Jackson LaDuke are also expected to be sidelined with injuries for an extended..." September 14

  • Clay Helton out as USC head coach

    The Athletic "USC has fired coach Clay Helton. The move comes after two games into Helton’s seventh season. The Trojans began the season ranked 15th, but hopes of a surprise run to the College Football Playoff took a hit with a 14-point home loss to Stanford in Week 2. USC fell out of the AP..." September 13

  • What Trojans need in their next head coach

    247 Sports "Clay Helton’s days might be numbered at USC after his team lost to Stanford as a 17-point favorite. If the Trojans do decide to move on and find a new coach, there is one key element they should look for in every candidate. After double-digit win seasons in 2016 and 2017, USC..." September 13

  • List of possible USC head coach targets to replace Clay Helton

    Larry Brown Sports "USC has finally fired Clay Helton in a move that many Trojans fans felt was long overdue. USC had not performed at the level they expect to be at in college football. They had become just an above-average team and nothing close to the national powerhouse they expect to be. Their..." September 13

  • Clay Helton shares message to players, fans after disappointing loss to Stanford

    247 Sports "The USC Trojans suffered a massive upset at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in Week 2. After the game, head coach Clay Helton shared his message for the team moving forward. As 17-point favorites over the Cardinal coming into the game, the Trojans got pushed around at..." September 12

  • Oregon, Iowa surge as Ohio State, Iowa State tumble in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

    USA Today "Oregon and Iowa had the splashiest wins in the second full week of the college football season. As a result, they make the most significant jumps in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The Ducks vault all the way from No. 11 to No. 4 on the heels of their victory at Ohio State...." September 12

  • Husky Football Stumbles Turn Up the Pressure on Jimmy Lake

    SI "Fans never cut you any slack. Lose a game, and they reactively want you fired. They can't help themselves. They're emotionally invested.  Media members and former players, who typically get a closer look at the inner workings of each University of Washington football..." September 12

  • Did Oregon get away with targeting on crucial stop against Ohio State?

    Yardbarker "Saturday’s game between Oregon and Ohio State got quite tense late, in part because of a controversial non-call late in the fourth quarter. The Ducks held a 35-28 lead over the Buckeyes, with Ohio State facing a 3rd-and-20 with just over six minutes left. Ohio State wide..." September 11

  • Oregon hilariously trolled Ohio State after upset win

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oregon Ducks came into Columbus on Saturday and stunned the Ohio State Buckeyes, and they left a reminder at midfield as they left. Charlotte Wilder of FOX Sports shared a video of midfield at Ohio Stadium, complete with a small rubber duck placed directly in the middle of the..." September 11

  • Stanford names Tanner McKee starting QB for USC game

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for Stanford to make a quarterback change following a 24-7 blowout loss to Kansas State in Week 1. Coach David Shaw announced on Tuesday that sophomore quarterback Tanner McKee will start against USC on Saturday. McKee replaces Jack West,..." September 08

  • Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal reflects on recruiting Buckeyes QB C.J. Stroud

    247 Sports "Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud was a hot commodity as a recruit. A 247Sports five-star out of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High, Stroud had plenty of West Coast schools after him on the trail, including this week's Ohio State opponent in Oregon. Speaking with the media,..." September 08

  • After worst loss in program history, where do the Washington Huskies go from here?

    The Athletic "When it was over, John Donovan tucked his playsheet into the back of his pants, grimaced and jogged toward the tunnel, away from the misery he oversaw in the hours prior. Trent McDuffie and Bookie Radley-Hiles stood in place and stared across the field at the players who..." September 05

  • Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux has eyes set on Heisman

    247 Sports "Kayvon Thibodeaux has some lofty goals for the 2021 season. Of course, the Oregon defensive end wants to win a Pac 12 Championship, and even a national championship -- but the aspirations do not stop there. In a recent appearance on SportsCenter, Thibodeaux revealed that he..." September 02

  • Washington State coach Nick Rolovich sued by former player Kassidy Woods

    USA Today "Former Washington State football receiver Kassidy Woods has filed a federal lawsuit against WSU and its head coach, Nick Rolovich, accusing them of breach of contract, violating his civil rights and covering up COVID-19 cases in athletics. Woods, who recently transferred from WSU to..." September 01

  • Hoosiers name USC transfer, former 5-star recruit Stephen Carr starting RB

    247 Sports "Indiana is looking to make its third straight bowl appearance for the first time since the 1980s, and coach Tom Allen could have a strong offense on his hands. The Hoosiers will return one of the Big Ten's best quarterbacks in Michael Penix Jr., and they added a key transfer..." August 30

  • Petition Calls For Arizona State To Change Their ‘Demonic’ Sun Devils Nickname

    Total Pro Sports "We are in the age of sports teams getting pressure to change their nicknames for various names. We’ve already seen the Washington Football Team drop the ‘Redskins’ and Cleveland Guardians drop the ‘Indians.’ Next up could be the Arizona State Sun..." August 30

  • USC Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy won't face charges after July arrest, according to attorney

    ESPN "USC wide receiver Bru McCoy will not face criminal charges stemming from a felony domestic violence arrest on July 24. "The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has declined to file any criminal charges against Bru McCoy," said Michael Goldstein,..." August 26

  • Utah lists Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer

    Salt Lake Tribune "Kyle Whittingham earlier this week promised that the University of Utah would release a “definitive depth chart” on Thursday morning. As far as the quarterback position goes, the depth chart was indeed definitive. " August 26