Our college football handicapping experts weigh in on who wins the Pac 12 in 2012. Washington, Oregon, USC, Utah, Cal, Stanford, Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona, and Arizona State will all battle for the title in 2012.
NWSB insider Q brings us an interesting take on the Washington State offseason and a look into next season. With Mike Leach taking over the helms of the team, many are wondering if he can bring the Cougar football program back to relevance as they have died out in the Pac-12. With Jeff Tuel and Marquess Wilson still around, can they reload and make a run in the Pac12?
NWSB Managing editor Q tells us Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks football team will have to replace quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James, a former Doak Walker winner and one of the top running backs in the country. Players that are familiar with making big plays that are following in their shoes, pivot Bryan Bennett and back Kenjon Barner. Is another Rose Bowl game in the cards?
Seahawks insider Brett Bivens brings us his explanation of how Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro could be the perfect pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft. With the 12th pick in the draft, the Seahawks can grab one of the best players from any position on the field out of college. Picking David DeCastro would not only solidify the Seahawks offensive line, but it would also ensure that Michael Robinson has plenty of room.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of things we should have learned about Orgeon mens hoops this season. The Ducks always bounced back but did not step up in big games. With EJ Singler, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu all finishing their careers at Oregon, their window of opportunity may be closed.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his look back at the things you should’ve taken from the Oregon State Beavers 2011/12 season. They were one of the top scoring teams in the nation behind Jared Cunningham and wouldn’t give up when the chips were down. With only Kevin McShane scheduled to leave the team, this squad could come back stronger than ever.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.
Huskies writer Brandon Choate gives you his weekly Love Em Hate Em Huskies football blog. He recaps the Oregon Ducks vs Washington Huskies game in NCAA’s week 10. The Huskies receivers couldn’t catch their passes and the offensive line couldn’t protect Keith Price or the ball carriers including Chris Polk in an ugly second half loss.
Our Washington Huskies insider Brandon Choate weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Arizona Wildcats. Desmond Trufant and Cort Dennison and the Huskies pass defense must be dialed in to stop Arizona’s potent pass offense. Keith Price will be looking to rebound after last weekend and Chris Polk wants to run wild again.