Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chip Kelly responds to criticism from QB’s father

    Larry Brown Sports "If Chip Kelly was bothered by the criticism he faced from the father of UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, he certainly did not show it. Kelly was asked on Tuesday about the criticism from DTR’s father and said he had “no response,” while adding that everyone..." September 19

  • Bryce Love to Play vs. Oregon After Missing Week 3 with Injury

    Bleacher Report "Stanford running back Bryce Love will return to the field for the team's Week 4 game against Oregon, according to the school's director of athletic communications Alan George. Love missed last Saturday's game against UC Davis with an undisclosed injury,..." September 18

  • USC kicker Chase McGrath out for the season with torn ACL

    Los Angeles Times "A USC special teams group that is desperately trying to find its footing after three subpar games will have to do so without one of its only reliable parts. USC coach Clay Helton’s fears from Saturday night were confirmed Sunday when an MRI revealed that..." September 17

  • With Herm Edwards and Arizona State, the joke's on us

    USA Today "Twice this month, Herm Edwards has entered the Arizona State locker room after victories, plopped down on a table and just spent a few minutes watching the celebration. “This,” he tells himself, “is what I missed about football.” Arizona State is 2-0...." September 14

  • Official: 4-star WR Jalen Hall off Oregon football team

    NBC Sports Northwest "Oregon coach Mario Cristobal says that Jalen Hall is no longer on the team, officially. The 4-star wide receiver was arrested this week for home invasion robbery in Southern California. "Well he hasn’t been on the roster for a pretty long time..." September 13

  • Former USC defensive tackle Noah Jefferson announces he’s transferring to Florida Atlantic

    Palm Beach Post "Lane Kiffin has again dipped into the junior college ranks in hopes of bringing a former Power Five player to Florida Atlantic. Former Southern Cal defensive lineman Noah Jefferson, who spent last season at JUCO powerhouse Arizona Western, announced via Twitter he’s transferring..." September 12

  • USC QB JT Daniels resumes throwing after bruising hand

    Orange County Register "USC quarterback JT Daniels is on track to play at Texas. Daniels, who suffered a bruised throwing hand in the first quarter of last Saturday’s 17-3 loss at Stanford, returned to practice Tuesday and went through the padded workout without much issue. “It’s..." September 12

  • Members of Chip Kelly's first recruiting class are already getting playing time for UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "Receiver Michael Ezeike has given UCLA’s true freshmen longing for their college debut a template: impress in practice and you just might snag some attention in the next game. “Kept going hard, nonstop just working on routes,” Ezeike said of his..." September 12

  • Chase Garbers to remain Cal’s starting QB

    San Francisco Chronicle "Head coach Justin Wilcox removed any remaining suspense about Cal’s quarterback situation Monday night, saying Chase Garbers will start and Brandon McIlwain will continue to offer a change of pace at the position Saturday against FCS opponent Idaho..." September 12

  • Stanford RB Bryce Love out of Week 3 game vs. UC Davis after suffering undisclosed injury

    CBS Sports "Stanford running back Bryce Love, one of college football's biggest stars, will not suit up for the Cardinal this weekend against UC Davis, according to head coach David Shaw with an undisclosed injury (via ESPN). Love rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown last weekend in a 17-3..." September 12

  • Addison Gumbs, former Oklahoma Sooners 4-star DE, transferring to Oregon State Beavers: Report

    Oregonian "College football may not officially have a free agency period, but athletes are moving more and more frequently to find playing time or the right fit. In need of improvements throughout the roster, the Oregon State Beavers football program has not been shy about securing top players..." September 12

  • USC quarterback JT Daniels doesn't make excuses for ineffective debut

    Los Angeles Times "After his first defeat as USC’s quarterback Saturday night, JT Daniels faced reporters on his way to the team bus and said the things a leader is supposed to say. “I didn’t do my part,” Daniels said. “I think the biggest blame goes on me. Age is..." September 10

  • Chip Kelly waiting to name UCLA starting QB for Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "UCLA coach Chip Kelly is waiting to name a starting quarterback going forward. Kelly said Monday that he’s waiting to see who practices best ahead of the Bruins’ game against Fresno State, with Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Wilton Speight in contention. " September 10

  • Three starting USC offensive lineman held out of, limited in practice ahead of Stanford

    College Football Talk "I would think this isn’t exactly optimal heading into a game down on The Farm. According to the Orange County Register, three of USC’s five starting offensive linemen “were either limited or held out of practice Thursday afternoon” ahead of Saturday..." September 07

  • UW star left tackle Trey Adams has season-ending surgery

    Seattle Times "Trey Adams, Washington’s preseason All-American left tackle, posted a picture on his Instagram story page Wednesday from a hospital bed at Harborview Medical Center. Adams was scheduled to have surgery Wednesday, a source told The Seattle Times. A back injury kept..." September 06

  • Trey Adams, a 2019 first-round prospect, suffers serious back injury

    Pro Football Talk "University of Washington left tackle Trey Adams, who is considered a potential first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, has suffered a serious back injury. Adams could miss the entire 2018 season and may apply for another year of NCAA eligibility to return to school in 2019, the..." September 04

  • Washington Left Tackle Trey Adams to miss Auburn game

    247 Sports "Washington senior left tackle Trey Adams has not traveled to Atlanta to play No. 9 Auburn due to a back injury. That's the report coming out of Atlanta from the Seattle Times's Adam Jude, who posted the story early Saturday morning ahead of the Huskies' clash with the Tigers. Jude..." September 01

  • UCLA’s Chip Kelly hasn’t named a starting quarterback 3 days before opener

    L.A. Daily News "Chip Kelly is known for speeding things up, but when it comes to the quarterback decision at UCLA, the first-year head coach is bleeding every available second off the clock. Kelly said Wednesday, the final day of media availability before UCLA’s season opener Saturday, that he..." August 30

  • Wilton Speight named UCLA’s starting quarterback

    Orange County Register "  Grad transfer Wilton Speight won UCLA’s quarterback derby, head coach Chip Kelly announced in a statement on Thursday. The former Michigan quarterback will start the season opener on Sept. 1 against Cincinnati less than a year after he cracked multiple vertebrae in a game..." August 30

  • UCLA suspends six players for opening game against Cincinnati after unspecified violations

    Los Angeles Times "The depth chart UCLA released Monday contained several notable absences. The Bruins will open their season against Cincinnati on Saturday at the Rose Bowl without a small chunk of their roster after announcing that six players had been suspended for unspecified violations of athletic..." August 28

  • True freshman JT Daniels announced as starting quarterback for USC

    Los Angeles Times "Even before Sam Darnold decided to leave USC early for the NFL — and before JT Daniels decided to reclassify to the 2018 recruiting class and forgo his senior year of high school — there was a persistent buzz about the Trojans’ plan of succession at their coveted quarterback..." August 27

  • Arizona dismisses LB who accused Texas A&M coaching staff of multiple NCAA violations

    CBS Sports "Linebacker Santonio Marchiol, who just last week alleged multiple NCAA violations against Texas A&M and new coach Jimbo Fisher, is no longer on the team at Arizona, according to first-year Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin.  "He was informed this morning..." August 27

  • Washington State takes different route in hopes of moving past Tyler Hilinski's suicide

    CBS Sports "There will be no moment of silence for Tyler Hilinski before Washington State's opener next week against Wyoming. His locker will not be encased in glass as a tribute to the 21-year-old quarterback who died of suicide on Jan. 16. At last month's Pac-12 Media Day,..." August 25

  • As season opener nears, UCLA has yet to announce a starting quarterback

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA has commenced game preparations for its season opener against Cincinnati while wondering what surprises the Bearcats might unveil. There’s also a few lingering mysteries in-house. The Bruins have not formally named a starting quarterback nine days before their..." August 24

  • USC's Clay Helton says quarterback decision will come next week

    Los Angeles Times "Camp is finished. Classes have started. Team captains have been voted on and named. Game planning has begun for the opener against Nevada Las Vegas. The Spirit of Troy has been on campus for a solid week now, perfecting their piece of the game-day experience deep into the evenings. Everything..." August 22

  • UCLA LB Josh Woods out for season with knee injury

    L.A. Daily News "Rahyme Johnson saw the entire play: Josh Woods going to scoop a fumble, a teammate rolling into the senior linebacker’s knee and the way Woods remained on the Spaulding Field turf after the hit. The entire team heard him scream. They knew it wasn’t good. Woods..." August 20

  • UCLA DB Octavius Spencer receives release, will transfer

    L.A. Daily News "  Defensive back Octavius Spencer has been granted his release from the UCLA football program, the senior tweeted Wednesday night. Per the release signed by Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, Spencer can pursue a transfer to any university. 247Sports reported Wednesday..." August 17

  • Francis Bernard joins Ute football program; now he faces big competition for playing time

    Salt Lake Tribune "After former BYU linebacker Francis Bernard practiced Monday for the first time in Utah's preseason camp, Ute defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley counted the number of players he's comfortable using in games at that position. He got to six, including Bernard. That's a big..." August 14

  • Freshman quarterback JT Daniels dazzles in first USC scrimmage

    Orange County Register "JT Daniels wasted little time turning heads at USC’s first scrimmage of training camp Saturday at the Coliseum. Upon his first snap, Daniels paced in the pocket, then lofted a pass along the sideline to Amon-Ra St. Brown. The football had traveled close to 50 yards in the air..." August 12

  • Southern Miss suspends QB Kwadra Griggs for 'conduct matter'

    ESPN "Southern Miss senior quarterback Kwadra Griggs, who started seven games last season, was suspended indefinitely by the team Saturday for a "student conduct matter." There was no further information provided by the school. He missed the 2016 season after being ruled..." August 11

  • USC outside linebacker Porter Gustin has torn meniscus, to undergo surgery

    Orange County Register "USC might be without one of its top pass rushers early in the season. Outside linebacker Porter Gustin has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Thursday, a procedure that could sideline him for at least the Trojans’ season opener on Sept. 1 against..." August 09

  • USC adds infamous JC transfer who punched referee

    Larry Brown Sports "The USC football team announced on Tuesday the addition of a junior college player who has a checkered past. Trojans head coach Clay Helton told the media that the program added offensive lineman Bernard Schirmer as a transfer. In 2016, Schirmer was playing for Mt. SAC junior college..." August 08

  • Oregon QB Justin Herbert has a lot of hype to live up to

    NBC Sports Northwest "Justin Herbert is growing up before our eyes. He's maturing, coming out of his shell. Physically, he is considerably larger than the rail thin freshman that flashed elite skills in 2016. He's becoming so comfortable as a leader and a young man that he has the guts to wear his new..." August 08

  • Four-star 2018 Washington signee reportedly set to join Alabama

    College Football Talk "It appears the rich are set get even richer, personnel-wise. Citing a source close to the situation, is reporting that Brandon Kaho is heading to Alabama.  The recruiting website wrote that Kaho “will depart for Tuscaloosa as early as..." August 08

  • USC running back Aca'Cedric Ware might be the Trojans' best-kept secret

    Los Angeles Times "As part of its 2015 recruiting class, USC signed two running backs from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. One was Ronald Jones II. He had more stars next to his name than the other kid, and there was more attention paid nationally when he committed to the Trojans. All of it was..." August 07

  • Sports Illustrated calls Arizona Wildcats Khalil Tate the 'nation's best quarterback'

    Arizona Central "The annual Sports Illustrated regional covers for college football were unveiled on Tuesday. The issues preview the upcoming season, which starts Saturday, Aug. 25, with four games. The magazine has big words for Khalil Tate, Arizona's junior..." August 07

  • Former 5-star linebacker Ale Kaho granted his release from UW Huskies

    Seattle Times "Former five-star linebacker Ale Kaho, the crown jewel of the Huskies’ 2018 recruiting class, has been granted a release from his National Letter of Intent, Washington coach Chris Petersen said Monday. “He has been granted a release,” Petersen said after practice..." August 07

  • Why did Bryce Love miss Pac-12 media day? He already used excused absence for class

    USA Today "David Shaw was not surprised Bryce Love decided to return to college football rather than jumping early to the NFL. It’s also why Shaw wasn’t surprised when the Pac-12’s brightest returning star skipped the conference’s media day. School just meant..." July 27

  • USC lands star 2020 QB prospect Bryce Young

    The Score "This is a birthday Bryce Young will certainly remember. Young, a promising quarterback from the 2020 recruiting class, committed to USC on Wednesday, announcing the decision on Twitter. Young starred at Mater Dei, a high school powerhouse that has produced Matt Leinart and..." July 26

  • Jim Mora Successfully Parlayed Criticizing Josh Rosen Into Job With ESPN

    The Big Lead "Jim Mora seems to have played unemployment to perfection, considering what must have been sparse options. He seemed to take no prisoners in the process. Mora will join ESPN as a college football analyst. The former UCLA coach needed a break from coaching, largely because..." July 25

  • 4-star RB Jaren Mangham commits to Colorado Buffaloes football

    Denver Post "Four-star running back Jaren Mangham has decided to play for the Colorado Buffaloes. The talented athlete from Cass Technical High School in Detroit gave his verbal commitment to the Buffs on Tuesday evening. Mangham posted a video on Twitter to announce his decision. " July 25

  • Michigan football: 4-star DE Stephen Herron Jr. flips to Stanford

    Detroit Free Press "One of the top-rated commits in Michigan football's 2019 recruiting class is now headed elsewhere.  Stephen Herron Jr., a 4-star defensive end from Louisville, Ky., announced his decision to flip from U-M to Stanford on Monday. Herron, who committed to Michigan last..." July 23