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UW's Victor, Vea, WSU's' O'Connell named preseason All-American

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:21:29 UT

One day after Washington and Washington State were both ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll for the second time ever, the Huskies and Cougars each boasted first-team preseason All-Americans.




Rose Bowl stars Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:14:37 UT

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017. The two Heisman Trophy contenders highlight the first preseason All-America team in the history of The Associated Press. Darnold passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns in USC's 52-49 victory over the Nittany Lions. The sophomore comes into this season leading No. 4 USC on a nine-game winning streak. "Obviously there are some grand expectations for him, but he's welcomed those," USC coach Clay Helton said. "That's part of being a USC quarterback. That's why you come to USC.



Sam Darnold headlines loaded 'Conference of QBs'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:13:29 UT

The Pac-12 has been called the Conference of Quarterbacks and it looks like it will really live up to that this season. USC's Sam Darnold leads a strong group of returning QBs, including Jake Browning of Washington and Josh Rosen of UCLA. But there are some newcomers, too. Oregon State has community college transfer Jake Luton, while Utah's Tyler Huntley wrested away the starter's job from a senior incumbent after a glimpse of the field last season. A primer for the quarterbacks that will lead the league's teams this season: SAM DARNOLD, USC: When fans last saw Darnold, he was throwing for 453 yards and five touchdowns in USC's comeback win over Penn State in the Rose Bowl.



See where Huskies, Cougars rank in preseason top 25

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 UT

Washington and Washington State have been playing college football for 199 years combined, but for just the second time ever, they both will begin the season in the Associated Press top 25.




Redshirt freshman QBs could make huge impact in SEC

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:51:36 UT

This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference. It all depends on how a few preseason competitions turn out. Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M all have redshirt freshman quarterbacks bidding for starting spots. None of the three schools has named a starter. Texas A&M's Nick Starkel has emerged as the likely front-runner in a race that also includes Oklahoma State transfer Jake Hubenak and true freshman Kellen Mond. Florida's Feleipe Franks had a big spring game performance but is facing a major challenge from Notre Dame graduate transfer Malik Zaire and junior Luke Del Rio. Zaire just joined Florida's team this summer.