Eight Pac-12 players were named first-team preseason All-Americans by Athlon's on Monday, while 11 others were named to the other three teams. Oregon, Stanford and USC each had a pair of first-team selections.
Over the past few weeks we examined the Ducks, position-by-position, evaluating the talent. But since I was in Eugene last week for the NCAA Track & Field Championships, I figured I'd stop by the football offices to check in with one of the guys who knows that information best, offensive coordinator Scott Frost.
about 1795 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
There is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. The best is pedigree, but even that often fails. Just ask Notre Dame and Texas. While returning starters -- most particularly a quarterback -- are the easiest way to map out how a team stands in the preseason, there are more than a few folks who believe a veteran offensive line is as meaningful as anything.
ESPN's Todd McShay released his Way-too-early 2015 mock draft on Wednesday, giving a very early look into the future of some potential NFL draftees next season. Once again, the SEC leads the way, putting 10 players in the first 32 picks of McShay's first mock draft.
about 1830 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
It might be a very different looking Oregon team that takes the field next fall ... and not because of the uniform changes (though, those are sure to be something different). Instead, the guys wearing those uniforms might fill them out a bit differently.
about 1871 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
The true mark of a great offensive line is for it to never be talked about, for it to be the silent wall that moves the pile and allows for others -- the running backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers -- to shine.
about 1872 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Oregon Ducks
Our countdown of the Pac-12's Top 25 players from the 2013 season continues. You can review our 2013 preseason Top 25 here. No. 23: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon 2013 numbers: As is always with the case with offensive linemen, it's tough to gauge their individual statistical impact.
about 1944 days ago | Kevin Gemmell | Oregon Ducks
While the Pac-12 was shut out of the Heisman Trophy ceremony, Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best receiver and Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end, so the postseason has seen some individual accolades for the conference.