Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chip Kelly and Rich Rodriguez, Chris Petersen's short week, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front

( - SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)

When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.
Anthony Gimino describes how a then New Hampshire offensive coordinator Chip Kelly learned the read option offense from then-Clemson OC Rich Rodriguez in 1999. The two coaches lead meet head-to-head as Kelly-led  Oregon host RichRod-led Arizona on Saturday. (The Tucson Citizen)

Shock and awe.
Jacob Jaffe discusses the still-discussion-worthy victory over USC by Stanford, and looks at the Cardinal's expectations going forward. (Rule of Tree)

No Rest for the Wicked.
Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen discusses preparing for Thursday night's home at game against BYU on only five days of preparation since the Broncos' win over Miami (Ohio) last Saturday. The last time the Broncos were in this scenario, they lost to Fresno State in 2005. (The Idaho Press-Tribune)

Things We Learned from the Fire.
Brian Denny tries analyzes Arizona State's 24-20 loss to Missouri. (House of Sparky)

What went wrong for Colorado against Fresno State?
"Everything," according to Buffaloes starting quarterback Jordan Webb. (The Denver Post)

Could things get even worse for Colorado?
The Buffaloes face the Mike Leach-coached Washington State on the road this Saturday, so yes. (SB*Nation Denver)