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2016 Schedule
10-4, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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What's the biggest spring storyline for each top 25 team?

Spring practices are beginning. Whether it's replacing a coach or a quarterback, evaluating a big-name transfer or getting top recruits into the mix, each of our top 25 teams faces uncertainties.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

At the Los Angeles Under Armour Camp, ESPN 300 prospect Adrian Jackson is going through warmups. Jackson holds offers from Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Washington and others, as Colorado hopes to keep the top-ranked player in the state at home.

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12dKyle Bonagura

Taking a look at each Pac-12 coach's best team

We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado had four players invited to the NFL combine: QB Sefo Liufao, S Tedric Thompson, CB Chidobe Awuzie and CB Ahkello Witherspoon. The surprise here is that DE/OLB Jimmie Gilbert, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, was not one of the players invited.

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12dCraig Haubert

Why Texas and others need big 2018 recruiting returns

Texas and Baylor changed coaches and Ole Miss has a looming NCAA investigation hanging over its head. Those programs' recruiting suffered as a result, and now they need big 2018 classes.

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Colorado delays approval of coach's extension

Football coach Mike MacIntyre's $16.25 million contract extension is being held up as Colorado looks into his handling of domestic abuse allegations levied against a former assistant coach.

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14dDavid Lombardi

Instant impact recruit: Colorado Buffaloes

After losing nine starters from its league-leading 2016 defense, Colorado needs help quickly. That's where Jon Van Diest comes in.

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17dAdam Rittenberg

Buffs' MacIntyre: Followed protocol with Tumpkin

In a statement released Friday, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre defended his handling of claims former assistant coach Joe Tumpkin had physically abused his ex-girlfriend.

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19dChris Low

The 10 teams with the easiest 2017 nonconference slates

Once again, Washington will refrain from much heavy lifting in its nonconference schedule. The Huskies headline the teams who are keeping it light out of conference play in 2017.

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20dChantel Jennings

Roundtable: Pac-12's leading rusher in 2017

Christian McCaffrey is off to the NFL, but will the top rusher in the Pac-12 still run for Stanford? Our Pac-12 reporters weigh in.

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21dKyle Bonagura

Post-signing day Pac-12 Power Rankings

With signing day in the books, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 Power Rankings will shake out in 2017. Did USC stay on top?

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24dKyle Bonagura

Colorado abuse accuser: MacIntyre knew earlier

The woman who accused ex-Colorado assistant Joe Tumpkin of abuse told Sports Illustrated she spoke with coach Mike MacIntyre about the allegations nearly a month before Tumpkin was put on leave.

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Grading the 2017 Pac-12 recruiting classes

USC stole the spotlight, but it wasn't the only Pac-12 power to ace national signing day. With six teams in the top 30, the Pac-12 made its presence felt on the recruiting trail.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said a bunch of kids in his recruiting class were all part of a group text, but once an unnamed player withdrew his commitment everyone blocked him.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado was building a nice class before it went on an impressive run to win the Pac-12 South, but coach Mike MacIntyre said the success did help as the process went along. "It did open a few doors," he said. "We had to turn away some really good football players, which we haven't done in the past."

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