Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Clay Helton suggests USC would need minimum four weeks to prepare before opening camp

    College Football Talk "How long would it take for a college football program to properly prepare for the 2020 season? That seems to be a question with little consistency right now. But as far as USC head coach Clay Helton is concerned, four weeks would be needed just before getting to fall..." April 04

  • Sooners Land Another UCLA Transfer in Chris Murray

    SI "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said on March 9, one day before spring practice (and three days before everything was shut down was shut down) that the Sooners need to be better on the offensive line and that shakeups were likely coming. On Thursday, Riley added another potential piece..." April 02

  • Boston College grad-transfer QB Anthony Brown chooses Oregon

    The Score "Former Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown chose Oregon for his final year of eligibility, sources told Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. The graduate transfer started three seasons for the Eagles. Injuries plagued Brown throughout his time at Boston College,..." April 01

  • Pac-12 Shuts Down All Sports Until May 31, UCLA Cancels Spring Football Game

    TMZ "The Pac-12 has officially shut down ALL of its sports until at least May 31 ... forcing UCLA to cancel its annual spring football game next month. The conference made the announcement Monday, saying in a statement schools cannot have ANY organized team activities "of any..." March 30

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Former Washington Huskies football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

    Seattle Times "They want to tell you about his eyes. Former University of Washington linebacker Dave Hoffmann laughs as he describes them, big and bulging and actively attempting to escape the man’s skull. When Jim Lambright got angry, Hoffmann says, “his eyes turned 14 different colors...." March 30

  • Washington State safety Bryce Beekman found dead

    CBS Sports "The Washington State community is mourning yet another loss within its football team as redshirt senior defensive back Bryce Beekman has died, local police confirmed to the Associated Press among multiple news outlets. Beckman, 22, was found dead at a residence in Pullman,..." March 25

  • CFB betting; which teams are trending up, down in returning production?

    The Score "Returning production is never the be-all, end-all in college football, but it's still important. Good players at the peak of their athletic careers typically only get better, giving an edge to programs that can reload on an annual basis. The betting markets obviously take this..." March 24

  • Ex-Oregon State WR Sprays Disinfectant on Football Before Catching It Amid Coronavirus Fears

    Total Pro Sports "This is incredibly athletic and hilarious at the same time. Rahmel Dockery played WR at Oregon State from 2014 to 2016 who began posting videos to his YouTube page back in college that detailed his experiences. " March 22

  • Stanford adds future game vs. in-state FCS opponent

    College Football Talk "Stanford has added a home game to its home schedule in 2023 against an in-state FCS opponent. According to a report from, Stanford has agreed to a future game against Sacramento State. It will be the second all-time meeting between the two programs. Per..." March 19

  • Race honoring Pat Tillman's legacy goes virtual due to coronavirus

    ESPN "The Pat Tillman Foundation has converted this year's Pat's Run, a 4.2-mile race scheduled for April 18 held in honor of Tillman, into a virtual race instead of hosting more than 20,000 runners in Tempe, Arizona. The decision to change the race was made in response to the..." March 16

  • USC to ban fans from home athletic events through March 29

    ESPN "In response to the coronavirus outbreak, USC is implementing attendance protocols that will ban fans from home athletic events starting Wednesday and running through March 29. According to the school, events will be limited to the following: participating student-athletes and their..." March 11

  • Bryce Young on Alabama quarterback competition and turning down Southern California

    USA Today "The hardest part of Bryce Young's transition to the Southeastern Conference has been the weather, as the winter clouds and overcast skies of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have replaced the near-constant sunshine of his hometown of Pasadena, California. "It was just weird going..." March 10

  • Former Alabama top recruit Antonio Alfano suspended by Colorado

    Alabama "Antonio Alfano was suspended by Alabama and entered the transfer portal before he ever played a game for the Crimson Tide. Now the former five-star recruit, who transferred to Colorado last November, has been suspended from his new team. On Monday, new..." March 09

  • Karl Dorrell completes first Colorado coaching staff

    College Football Talk "And, just like that, Karl Dorrell‘s first Colorado football coaching staff is complete. Feb. 12, Mel Tucker left Colorado football to take over as the head coach at Michigan State.  Eleven days later, Dorrell was the surprise hire as..." March 07

  • UNLV loses QBs coach Danny Langsdorf to Colorado

    Las Vegas Review Journal "Danny Langsdorf, UNLV quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator, is leaving for Colorado, two people close to the Rebels’ program said Wednesday. " March 05

  • Early reactions to college football's offseason coaching hires

    The Score "Now that Colorado has landed former Miami Dolphins receivers coach Karl Dorrell, college football's hiring-and-firing season has concluded (we think). Placing grades on new head coaches can be a futile task. Two years ago, Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Chip Kelly (UCLA) were..." February 29

  • What WR Rodrick Fisher’s departure means for WSU depth chart

    247 Sports "WASHINGTON STATE wide receiver Rodrick Fisher has left the program, WSU SID confirms to CF.C. The news was first reported by the Spokesman-Review. Fisher, who logged six starts last year under Mike Leach, was expected to compete for a starting job in Nick Rolovich’s..." February 29

  • USC AD clarifies stance: "No talk" of leaving Pac 12

    247 Sports "USC athletic director Mike Bohn has been on the job less than four months, and already he’s making waves in Los Angeles. Bohn told 247Sports earlier this week that the Pac 12’s financial struggles relative to the other Power 5 leagues mean that..." February 28

  • Former Arizona Linebacker Sterling Lewis Dies from Valley Fever

    People "The University of Arizona is mourning the death of one of its former football stars. Sterling Lewis, who played as a linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats in 2008 and 2009 under coach Mike Stoops, died on Wednesday at the age of 32, the school confirmed to PEOPLE. He is..." February 28

  • Pair of Oregon State assistants given additional titles

    College Football Talk "It’s Oregon State football “Additional Title Week” in Corvallis. Earlier this week, Jonathan Smith announced a pair of on-field assistants have been given additional duties.  Linebackers coach Trent Bray has assumed the title of assistant..." February 27

  • A ‘miracle’ in his pocket: USC’s Austin Jackson changed sister's life with bone marrow donation

    USA Today "Austin Jackson watched his little sister Autumn require blood transfusions every three weeks for five years. He said sometimes her body rejected the blood, which required hospitalization. " February 26

  • 5 College Football Freshmen Who Can Become Instant Stars

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 recruiting class is in the books, and it’s clear there are a handful of freshmen who have both the talent and skillset to make an immediate impact. We’re highlighting five freshmen in particular who are set up for instant success. These young men will burst onto..." February 25

  • Utah CB Jaylon Johnson set for shoulder surgery after Combine "Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson will fully participate in the NFL Scouting Combine, then undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum that he played through after suffering the injury in September. Dr. Peter Millett, a noted surgeon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado,..." February 24

  • Colorado hires Karl Dorrell as new head coach

    Denver Post "The Karl Dorrell hire has generated more shrugs than sizzle with many Colorado fans and in the media, and it’s difficult to envision an instant bump in CU season-ticket sales. And the Hotline’s reaction, frankly, is essentially the same. Dorrell, a Miami Dolphins..." February 24

  • Karl Dorrell will make $18 million as Colorado head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Colorado Buffaloes gave Karl Dorrell a nice payday to lure him back to college football. Dorrell was officially named the new coach at Colorado on Sunday, with the school’s Board of Regents approving a contract that will pay him $18 million over five seasons. " February 24

  • Report: Colorado To Reach Out To Ravens OC Greg Roman

    Sportsnaut "The Colorado football program is desperate to find a head coach after many of its top targets turned down the job. Now, per, the school is reportedly looking to reach out to Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Roman, of course, is a hot name right..." February 21

  • USC officially replaces FCS school with San Jose State for 2021 game

    College Football Talk "USC football has officially returned itself to elite scheduling company. In July of last year, USC football angered a sizable portion of its fan base as well as former players by announcing that it had scheduled a 2021 game against UC-Davis.  The Trojans had been one of..." February 20

  • Alabama's Steve Sarkisian interviews for job, may be front-runner

    247 Sports "The Colorado coaching search enters its second week since Mel Tucker left the Buffs for an opening at Michigan State. With another interview complete in the search process, CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that Steve Sarkisian “could be the front-runner..." February 20

  • Eric Bieniemy remains a “strong candidate” for Colorado job

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Bieniemy is unlikely to take the head-coaching job at the University of Colorado. Unless he isn’t. A day after Jeremy Fowler of reported that the Chiefs offensive coordinator is “unlikely” to jump from the NFL to a college program that has become a..." February 20

  • Steve Sarkisian withdraws from Colorado consideration, staying at Alabama

    ESPN "Steve Sarkisian has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado head-coaching job and instead plans to remain at Alabama as offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. Sarkisian, the former USC and Washington head coach, had emerged as Colorado's top..." February 20

  • Eric Bieniemy “doing his due diligence” regarding Colorado job

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Colorado wants to bring its all-time leading rusher back to school to coach the football team. Eric Bieniemy, currently the Chiefs offensive coordinator, is listening, at least for now. Adam Schefter of reported on Thursday night that Bieniemy is..." February 14

  • Colorado denied Mel Tucker chance to bid team farewell

    The Score "Colorado didn't allow Mel Tucker to address his players after accepting a deal to become the head coach at Michigan State, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Buffaloes athletic director Rick George told reporters Wednesday that Tucker didn't speak to the..." February 13

  • Mel Tucker Reportedly to Be Hired as Michigan State Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "The Michigan State Spartans have reportedly agreed to hire Mel Tucker as their 17th head coach in program history Tuesday night, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. The Spartans began their coaching search after Mark Dantonio announced he was stepping down as..." February 12

  • Eric Bieniemy becomes logical candidate for Colorado job after Mel Tucker’s reported departure

    Pro Football Talk "Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy did not get the chance to become a head coach in the NFL this hiring cycle despite his involvement in several coaching searches last month. But if Bieniemy wants to become a head coach right now, an obvious opportunity may have just fallen..." February 12

  • Michigan State's Mel Tucker hire underscores type of competitive imbalance NCAA ignores

    USA Today "Mere hours after a media tour to explain why he had rejected overtures from Michigan State to remain as Colorado’s football coach, Mel Tucker reversed course Tuesday night and reached an agreement to leave Boulder after just one season and head to East..." February 12

  • Colorado WR Laviska Shenault won't need surgery on nagging injury

    ESPN "Colorado's Laviska Shenault, a top wide receiver in the upcoming NFL draft, has been diagnosed with osteitis pubis -- inflammation of the pubic bone -- league sources told ESPN. The diagnosis, found during a visit at Dr. William Meyers' office in Philadelphia, actually..." February 12

  • Darrin Chiaverini named interim head coach at Colorado

    Larry Brown Sports "Colorado lost Mel Tucker to Michigan State but has already found an interim head coach to lead the team. The Buffaloes announced on Wednesday that Darrin Chiaverini will be the program’s interim head coach, which is a promotion from his previous role as assistant head coach and..." February 12

  • Cal announces football series with Minnesota and Wyoming

    247 Sports "The California Golden Bears’ busy offseason of scheduling non-conference opponents continued on Tuesday with a pair of home-and-home series. Cal will meet with both Minnesota and Wyoming in the 2028 and 2029 seasons. In 2028, Cal will host Wyoming (Sept. 2) and travel to..." February 11

  • Football Coach Mel Tucker ‘Committed’ To CU Amid Interview For Michigan State Position

    CBS Denver "University of Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Mel Tucker is reportedly set to be one of two candidates to interview for the Michigan State head coaching job. A twitter post Friday evening by the Detroit Free Press said Tucker and Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell were both..." February 09

  • Rob Likens officially named Miami Hurricanes wide receivers coach

    Sun Sentinel "The Miami Hurricanes officially named ex-Arizona State offensive coordinator Rob Likens as the team’s new wide receivers coach on Friday to complete their coaching staff. The South Florida Sun Sentinel first learned that Likens had emerged as the leading candidate for the..." February 08

  • Utah QB Jason Shelley announces he’s entering transfer portal

    Deseret News "Jason Shelley, who started five games for Utah at quarterback in 2018, is entering the NCAA transfer portal. The redshirt junior-to-be made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. “After a lot of praying and talking with my family I have decided to enter my name in the NCAA..." February 07

  • Florida, Cal announce home-and-home series

    Tampa Bay Times "The Florida Gators have added another Power Five opponent to their future schedules, announcing a home-and-home series with Cal. UF will host Cal on Sept. 19, 2026 and travel to Berkeley on Sept. 4, 2027. The Gators have played only twice before and not since 1980, when UF..." February 07

  • Marvin Lewis, Antonio Pierce named co-defensive coordinators at Arizona State

    Pro Football Talk "Marvin Lewis is back coaching full time. Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards announced Tuesday that Lewis and former NFL linebacker Antonio Pierce will serve as co-defensive coordinators. They replace Tony White, who left to become the defensive coordinator at..." February 04