Happy Friday y'all. In today's edition of The Daily 12-PAC we check in on Washington's secondary, Oregon's quotable head coach, a Beaver possibly headed to the College Football Hall of Fame and more.
See you after the jump.
Bob has been doing a series position overviews, and this one in particular I thought you all might find particularly informative.
A couple of good nuggets Bob points out - 1. Only one position coach for the secondary this year, Keith Heyward. Keith has a fantastic reputation in coaching circles, and will no doubt be able to get the job done, but it will be an adjustment for the players. 2.This group didn't lose much, and that experience will go a long way in the pass-happy PAC-12.
Lots more good stuff in the article, so check it out.
Our good friends over at the National Football Post have been doing a series of power rankings for all the conferences in college football. Yesterday, they released their PAC-12 list. Washington State comes in at 10th on the list, but don't let the ranking fool you.
On the Cougars, the NFP says they made the best hire of the offseason, point out Leach's track record of making bowl games and all the talent on offense, leaving the door open for Wazzu to climb the rankings before all the dust settles this spring.
Every once and a while I stumble across something good over at BR. This slideshow of Chip Kelly quotes is one of those things. This isn't the first time someone has realized Chip is a quote-machine, he also has a twitter account devoted to his memorable sayings, @chipisms.
I like Chip. I think he'd be a hard guy to cover on a daily basis, but the few times I have interacted with him in person and on conference calls, I survived. Regardless of your feelings about Chip, it's a fun read and a nice break from the NCAA stuff.
Former Oregon State football player Jess Lewis is one of 76 players on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The 2012 Hall of Fame class will be announced May 15.
Should Lewis be voted in, he would become the fourth former Beaver to be enshrined. Lewis played before my time, obviously, but one thing I never knew was that he was the guy who made the touchdown saving tackle on O.J. to preserve OSU's 1967 upset of top-ranked USC.
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