Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow
Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich refused to get vaccinated although it was required of state employees.news.yahoo.com
Could James Franklin lead Penn State into playoff contention, and be the right fit for USC? The College Football Playoff Show
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA -- The College Football Playoff could be looking at some chaos this season with the potential for an array of one-loss teams in a season when two playoff regulars -- Clemson and Ohio State -- have already dropped a game. On the latest press conference episode of The College Football Playoff Show, the question of whether a one-loss Clemson team or one-loss Ohio State team would be in better shape for the playoff was addressed by Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah. It’s Penn State’s James Franklin, and could he lead the Nittany Lions in a playoff chase this season and be the right guy to fix the Trojans starting next season? Thanks for listening to the Tuesday Q&A pod of The College Football Playoff Show. Subscribe to The College Football Playoff Show:• The College Football Playoff Show on Spotify• The College Football Playoff Show on Apple Podcasts• The College Football Playoff Show on Google PodcastsRecent episodes of the College Football Playoff ShowQ&A: Should we hand the title to Alabama now?mlive.com
Oregon holds off USC late, grabs Pac-12 title with 31-24 win
USC reached the Oregon 49, but the Ducks' pass rush prevented Slovis from getting off a Hail Mary. Brown’s first throw for the Ducks was a TD pass to Redd on Oregon’s opening drive. USC earned its spot in the title game by going unbeaten with three late comeback victories along the way. Shough hit Johnson with a 16-yard TD pass in the second quarter before Stepp’s 1-yard TD run capped USC’s 80-yard drive in response. Brown hit Dye with a short TD pass to finish a drive that consumed half of the third quarter.
Bama, Ohio St add 5-stars while preparing for champ games
“I could be here all day talking about how different this is,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said on the Big Ten Network. As of late Wednesday afternoon, Alabama had signed five of them and was expected to land at least one more. Even with the coach's future still to be determined, day signing was OK for the Wolverines. On the positive side for the Wolverines on signing day: In-state running back Donovan Edwards, a four-star, signed with Michigan. Smith had indicated his final decision would come down to a choice between LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Miami.
No. 20 USC rallies again to beat Arizona 34-30 on late TD
20 USC beat Arizona 34-30 on Saturday. “A lot of teams would like to be in that position.”USC (2-0, 2-0 Pac-12) was outplayed by Arizona State last week before scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of a 28-27 victory. Another drive into the red zone, another trip without points. “That's the bottom line.”THE TAKEAWAYUSC played undisciplined at times and was disjointed at times on offense, particularly in the red zone. Against Arizona, the Trojans struggled with penalties and capitalizing in the red zone.
No. 20 USC rallies from 13 down late, stuns ASU 28-27
20 Southern California rallied from a late 13-point deficit for a 28-27 victory over Arizona State on Saturday in the Pac-12's long-delayed season opener. Bru McCoy caught a deflected 26-yard TD pass with 2:52 left for the Trojans (1-0), and Max Williams recovered the onside kick. USC's defense then stopped Arizona State (0-1) on downs near midfield with 50 seconds left to preserve an astonishing comeback for perpetually embattled coach Clay Helton's team. New Arizona State co-defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis also was on the verge of a resilient debut before the Trojans broke through. “I don’t think we were out of gas,” Arizona State safety Evan Fields said.
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
Bateman back for Minnesota, but no Parsons for Penn State
Minnesota is getting its star wide receiver back for an abbreviated Big Ten season. Minnesota announced Wednesday that Rashod Bateman was cleared to play this season by the NCAA and Big Ten after opting out in August. At Penn State, coach James Franklin closed the door on All-America linebacker Micah Parsons returning to the Nittany Lions. Both Bateman and Parsons opted out of the 2020 season before the Big Ten postponed amid concerns about the pandemic. Purdue All-America receiver Rondale Moore, who opted out early like Parsons and Bateman, was cleared to play for the Boilermakers last week.
USC's Daniels heading to Georgia to compete for QB job
ATLANTA Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer to compete for its starting quarterback job, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels. Daniels started for the Trojans in 2018, but lost his job to Kedon Slovis after going down last season with a knee injury. He announced Thursday that hes heading to Georgia, which is seeking a replacement for three-year starter Jake Fromm. Daniels won the starting job again out of camp last summer in new offensive coordinator Graham Harrells up-tempo scheme, but the sophomore tore a ligament in his knee in the Trojans season opener against Fresno State. Slovis stepped into the starting job and excelled in Harrells offense as a freshman, passing for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
USC football vs. Cal: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
BERKELEY, Calif. USC clinched bowl game eligibility last weekend with a hold-your-breath, 31-26 victory at Arizona State that turned down the heat slightly on head coach Clay Helton's future. The Trojans, who still have their sights set on a possible Pac-12 South title, play their final road game of the season Saturday night when they travel to California. 9 Utah by a half-game in the South Division but holds the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of a 30-23 victory over the Utes. Senior linebacker Evan Weaver continued his stellar season with 10 tackles and leads the nation with an average of 15.2 tackles per game. PREDICTION: USC 27, Cal 17
USC football vs. Arizona: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
(PhotoLOS ANGELES - Following back-to-back road losses at Washington and Notre Dame, rumors continue about the long-term future of USC football coach Clay Helton. Helton, for his part, remains optimistic despite coming off a tough 30-27 loss at Notre Dame. ABOUT ARIZONA (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12 South)The Wildcats are looking to bounce back from a 51-27 home loss to No. Arizona ranks ninth in the nation in total offense with an average of 509.3 yards per game. PREDICTION: USC 44, Arizona 31More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Utah football vs. USC: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Washington State defeated Utah 28-24. Whether Helton can survive or not will likely be determined during a tough three-game stretch starting with Friday night's home game against No. "I told our guys in the team meeting right off the bat, I think this is going to be a big man's game," Helton said. USC is 8-1 all-time against Utah in Los Angeles and has won the last eight in a row. PREDICTION: Utah 27, USC 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
USC football vs. Fresno State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The question is how many games will fourth-year head coach Clay Helton be around to enjoy the $315 million worth of renovations. The defense is led by a pair of preseason Al-Mountain West performers, senior linebacker Mykal Walker and senior strong safety Juju Hughes. The Trojans have won 11 consecutive home season openers with the last loss coming in 1997, 14-7, to Florida State. USC is unranked to open a season for the first time in 18 years. PREDICTION: USC 31, Fresno State 20More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.