The question is not even completed, and Oregon coach Mark Helfrich just laughs.
STANFORD, Calif. — In Todd Graham’s mind, it’s simple.
If Pac-12 fans somehow needed more proof that the league doesn’t get the respect it deserves nationally, it came this week.
Three head coaches are in their first Pac-12 conference seasons, and four more are at the helm for just their second seasons. As we approach the bulk of the Pac-12 conference schedule, refresh your memory on the men in charge at each school.
Jim Mora knows Willie Shaw, the father of Stanford coach David Shaw and a former NFL assistant coaching contemporary, better than the Cardinal boss.
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, a true freshman, took over for the Cardinal four games ago and has completed 73 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns. Three of his throws have been intercepted.
UCLA's Brett Hundley has completed 67.8 percent of his passes in leading UCLA to a 9-3 mark. He has thrown 26 touchdowns passes and 10 interceptions.
Jim Mora doesn’t know David Shaw as well as his dad Willie, his former contemporary as an NFL secondary coach.
Pac-12 football this week
Cal would have been better off grabbing the football, rolling it forward length-wise, and falling down.
Dear Mr. Football: What's the last thing you'd expect Fox broadcaster Craig Bolerjack to say today?
A: "… And there's another sack. … Arizona's defense is swarming all over quarterback Josh Nunes."
Dear Mr. Football: How have nine months on the job changed Rich Rodriguez?
Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Juron Criner is dressed and
expected to play tonight, 12 days after undergoing a laparoscopic
appendectomy at a Tucson hospital.