Thursday, March 29, 2012

Unquiet on the Western Front: Chip Kelly's secrecy, Dan Buckner, Riley Nelson, and more.

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.

Behind Closed Doors.
Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly defends the decision to close the Ducks' spring football practice sessions to the public, saying not many fans come out to see the practices in the first place. (ESPN)

There can be only one.
A look at the starting quarterback competition at UCLA, featuring Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut leading the pack in a five-way battle for supremacy. (ESPN)

The straight man.
The usually jovial Arizona wideout Dan Buckner is cutting back on the wisecracks in practice this spring as he learns new Wildcat HC Rich Rodriguez's new system. (The Arizona Daily Star)

Spring into action.
Jack Follman looks at Washington's offense going in to spring practice. (Pacific Takes)

My bad.
BYU offensive coordinator Brandon Doman takes the blame for Cougar QB Riley Nelson's shortcomings in 2011, and says Nelson is capable of running the offense. (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Easier Said Than Done.
Renovations to Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium are being made difficult due to the stadium's unique location, which is "wedged between two buttes." (ESPN)

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