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2018 PAC-12 Thread

Discussion in 'College Football Discussion' started by bruin, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. bruin

    bruin Well-Known Member

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    Discuss all things of the conference of champions for the 2018 season here.

    Chip Kelly era at UCLA is underway. Two more staff changes have been made. Former OL Coach Fraley left for the Detroit Lions and longtime assistant Angus McClure left for Nevada.

    Derek Sage will coach TE's. He previously was WR's coach at Wazzu. And Justin Frye from Boston College has been named OL coach.

    First day of Spring ball is March 6th. The Spring game will be on April 21st.

    Saturday
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    Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
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    [​IMG]Washington Huskies
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    Oct. 13
    [​IMG]at California Golden Bears
    California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
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    Oct. 26
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    Nov. 3
    [​IMG]at Oregon Ducks
    Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
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    Nov. 10
    [​IMG]at Arizona State Sun Devils
    Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
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    Nov. 17
    [​IMG]USC Trojans
    Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
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    Nov. 24
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    No more Rosen. Team has talent, as most Bruins teams always do. Breaking in a new QB, system, everything. Schedule is tough, especially in November. Exciting times, though.



    Larry Scott sucks.
     
  2. Yankee151

    Yankee151 Tankee Stadium

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    usc ucla not the last game of the season

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  3. Brick

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    8-4 for Oregon, guaranteed. The team should be a lot better than that with the returning talent.
     
  4. bruin228

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    Been happening for a while, unfortunately

    Perfect set up for UCLA to blow their load on the SC game and then get completely destroyed against Furd
     
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    North

    Washington 11-1
    Stanford 10-2
    Oregon 8-4
    Cal 7-5
    Wazzu 4-8
    Oregon State 2-10

    South

    SC 9-3
    Utah 9-3
    UCLA 7-5
    Zona 7-5
    Colorado 5-7
    ASU 2-10
     
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    ASU 2-10? How bad could their new coach b- oh yeah
     
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    Their schedule is also brutal. MSU and @SDSU in OOC and they get @UDub, Furd, and @Oregon from the North. Plus @SC and games they could win like Zona and CU are on the road too.
     
  8. bruin

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    Larry Scott said back in 2012 that he was going to not schedule games between North and South teams on the last weekend of the reg.season so that there wouldn’t be a chance of repeat matchups (UCLA vs Stanford in 2012 PAC-12 Title game)

    What a cocksucker.
     
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    Utah should be much improved this year. Year 2 of the Troy Taylor offense should show improvements as well as returning nearly everyone on offense. Regardless, they will start out strong and stumble down the stretch. Losing the South in the last month for like the 3rd time in 5 years.
     
  10. Brick

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    It seems like Utah has trotted out more or less the same fucking team every year since that Sugar Bowl win. Whittinghamsandwich.
     
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    Mediocrity at its best.
     
  12. BasinBictory

    BasinBictory CHICKEN NUT BREAD

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    You think SC will still win the South?

    I suspect we will take a big step backward, and Helton's deficiencies as a coach will come to light. Sam Darnold definitely regressed last season compared to his half-season of starting his freshman year, and the season's success was based mainly, IMO, on the excellent season that Ronald Jones had. Both of those guys are gone now, to try their fortunes in the NFL, and we will be breaking in a new QB, as well as trying to identify a new feature running back.

    Helton preaches that he wants a power-running style offense, but his offense was anything but. It was frustrating when you could see Ronald Jones getting into a groove, peeling off 4, 5, and 7 yard runs almost at will, only to have two Sam.Darnold dropbacks, both resulting in incomplete passes.

    Defensively I think SC will still be adequate, but not particularly good. Ohio State and Notre Dame did to us what REAL power running teams do - push around weaker, finesse-style teams like those from the Pac12 are. So Pendergast's defense is well-adapted to the spread-style offenses they face in the conference, but ill-equipped to stand up to the big boys.

    In short, SC will have enough to out-talent most of their opponents and stumble their way to victories, but against teams with equivalent talent, Helton's shortcomings and lack of imagination will become more apparent.
     
  13. bruin228

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    Helton sucks, but I don't really see anyone else with a legitimate shot aside from Utah. SC has to play Furd on the road early, which they could easily lose, but then the rest of the conference schedule is easy outside of road trips to SLC and Rose Bowl. Instead of Washington, they get Wazzu at home (so no Pullman shenanigans) and Oregon State on the road.

    UCLA is probably the second most talented team, but will be breaking in a new corch, new QB, and draws probably the top four teams from the North this year.

    Zona has a new corch and draws Cal, Oregon, and @Wazzu, which is always tricky.

    I think Utah will be pretty good, but again, cross division schedule doesn't do them any favors (UDub, @Wazzu, @Furd, Oregon).

    ASU...lol

    Maybe CU could surprise again, but they have to play SC and UDub on the road, Montez sucks balls, and hiring the essentially fired DC from Kentucky unsurprisingly resulted in a horrible defense.

    Basically, SC gets probably the two worst teams from the North (OSU and Wazzu) and misses Washington, whereas everybody else gets some combination of new corch, game vs. UDub, shitty QB, or complete laughingstock (hi ASU).

    This season will be classic Pac-12. Washington will lose to Auburn to open the year and then run the table. SC will lose to ND, Furd, and possibly Texas, but still win the South (basically we agree). Then, SC will upset Washington in the CCG, preventing anyone from making the playoffs again. Mike Leach will say something funny. Furd will have the most boring offense imaginable and still win 10 games. Cristobal will be too busy #BUILD1N9ABULLY to win anything meaningful. Herm Edwards will look like a fucking idiot. Etc.
     
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  14. Brick

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    Someone weird may win one of the divisions. Oregon and Arizona are going to win a couple games they shouldn't because of QB play. So will Wazzu because Leach. Chip will steal a game or two. It will be a fucking mess.

    Without doing any research I think Stanford (if their QB keeps improving) and Washington (Sr. Cuck Browning) will be the best teams. But their style of play is so vulnerable to upsets with the offenses in this league that I don't trust them.
     
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    Wazzu lost like 90% of their coaching staff and will probably be starting a freshman at QB. I think it’ll be a rough year where stealing one means something like beating CU or Zona at home.
     
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    :( Why you no like power running?
     
  17. DanishDonut0

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    They will beat Oregon, as is (recent) tradition
     
  18. bruin228

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    Mmm probably not. Wazzu had a pretty good team last year and basically lucked out against Oregon because of Herbert's injury. Leavitt schemes against Leach pretty well.

    Plus, I heard Oregon hired the greatest coach in human history as their HC
     
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    Bruins continued Spring practice today after a two week break for Spring break. Did he do this at Oregon? @bruin228 @Brick @Yankee151
     

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