NW Sports Beat Junior Editor and Writer Chris Anderson addresses what the Oregon Ducks need to do to win their fourth straight Pac 12 Title. He points out the defensive unit must step up once again this year in order to navigate through a few offensive powerhouses Oregon will face. Watch out for De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Bryan Bennett, Chip Kelly, Kenjon Barner, and the USC Trojans.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with an opinionated take on the 5 BEST Ducks uniform combinations in recent years. LaMichael James sporting a Nike Pro Combat uniform proved to be hands down the team’s best look of the 2011 college football season. You’ve got to love the Ducks who have become known for their uniforms and their cheerleaders.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his opinion on why the 2012 Oregon Ducks schedule, and Pac 12 breakdown is exactly what Chip Kelly and his men need. The Nov. 3 road game against the USC Trojans is arguably the only tough game on the Ducks’ 2012 schedule. The Ducks will be bringing in a new quarterback this time around.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this football season. With an early game with USC, the Ducks chances of Pac-12 superiority will be on the line early. They have a series of potential let down games as well, Cal, and Oregon State that they need to stay strong against. The Ducks will also hope to continue their mastery over the Washington Huskies…
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 Beavers heartbreaking moments in time. From mulitiple Civil War losses with the Rose Bowl on the line, to a season ruining injury to James Rodgers, and an embarassing loss to Sacramento State, the heartbreak goes on forever for Oregon State Beavers fans. Duck Ryan Katz, duck now.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Football blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 moments in Beavers football. From the Fiesta Bowl blowout over Notre Dame in which Chad Ochocino had a memorable game, to the Sun Bowl victory over Missouri, the Beavers know when to turn it on under the national spot light. Add a couple wins over the always hated USC Trojans, and you’ve got yourself a top 5 list!
Seahawks insider Brett Bivens brings us news of a three new Friday signings in Seattle. Guard Deuce Lutui, linebacker Barrett Rudd, cornerback Roy Lewis sign one-year deals with Seahawks. Don’t overlook Seattle’s agreement to bring back cornerback Lewis, who was a special-teams captain in 2010. Lineman Deuce Lutui ranks as the biggest addition the Seahawks made Friday. All-in-all a very busy day.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on ex-Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Mike Holmgren was a QB genius, playing the position himself until an injury derailed his playing career. He quickly took that experience into coaching, taking in QBs like Steve young, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck. He set multiple records while coaching in the NFL, especially while with the Seahawks.
Did you miss the USC Trojans vs. Washington Huskies Pac 12 basketball game Saturday night? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Terrence Ross had 10 points and matched a career high with 14 rebounds as Washington remained in sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 by posting a 69-41 victory over visiting USC.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. After climbing the college ranks of coaching, Carroll took a crack at the NFL and then moved on to become one of the greatest college head coaches of all time with the USC Trojans. He is now the head coach of the NFL’s Seahawks and after 2 years with the team, is already seen turning the franchise around.
College football blogger Q reports the Pac 12 released their 2012 College football schedule today. It starts on Thursday Aug. 30 with Northern Colorado visiting Utah. It end Nov. 30 with the second Pac-12 championship game. The new Pac 12 schedule will have 8 Thursday and Friday dates. Including Stanford at Washington on Sept. 27.