Friday, August 3, 2012

Unquiet on the Western Front, Lane Kiffin and Silas Redd, Rich Rodriguez, recruiting, 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.)

USC 3, Oregon 5. 
USC come in at no. 3 in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, right behind the SEC one-two punch of LSU and Alabama. Oregon is in at no. 5. (USA Today)

Planes, Lane, and Helicopters.
USC head football coach Lane Kiffin goes into how the Trojans got former Penn State running back Silas Redd. It involved a USC booster's jet, and an attempt to helicopter USC wide receivers coach Tee Martin off a cruise ship. (SB*Nation)

Begin the Begin. 
Arizona begins its first fall camp with first-year head football coach Rich Rodriguez at the helm. (The Arizona Republic)

Ducks in a row.
Addicted to Quack looks at Oregon's offensive line. 

Hungry Like the Wolf Cougar.
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson describes the team at the start of fall camp as "a cohesive group that's really hungry. We're confident, but not overconfident." (The Deseret News)

Heirs to the throne.
Bret Hein looks at the battle to succeed Kellen Moore as for the title Boise State starting quarterback.(Vanquish the Foe)

Lukehart Like a Wheel.
Drew Roberts profiles Boise St. linebacker Dillon Lukehart. (One Boise Nation Under God)

On the up and up.
Utah HC Kyle Whittingham says that the Utes' have "upped our talent level." on the first day of fall camp. (The Deseret News)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
Colorado HC Jon Embree's goal for the Buffaloes to make it to a bowl game in 2012 make be biting off more than he can chew. Because Ryan Thorburn said so. (The Boulder Daily Camera)


UCLA recruiting news. 
California high school rising senior offensive lineman John Lopez commits to UCLA's 2013 recruiting class. (Bruins Nation)