After years of complaints from the media – it is called “Media Day,” after all – the Pac-12 seems to have gotten the message.
This year’s Media Day, which is scheduled for July 25 in Los Angeles, features five quarterbacks and several other “stars,” many of whom are not seniors. The default for many schools in recent years has been to bring seniors who weren’t necessarily headliners as a sort of career-capping reward.
This year’s event is being jammed into one day, with representatives from the North Division appearing in the morning and the South Division going in the afternoon.
Junior quarterback Khalil Tate and sophomore linebacker Colin Schooler will represent Arizona, along with first-year Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin. Arizona will open training camp nine days later, on Aug. 3.
Here’s a look at the Pac-12 Media Day lineup (times TBA):
- CAL – HC Justin Wilcox, RB Patrick Laird (RB), LB Jordan Kunaszyk
- OREGON – HC Mario Cristobal, QB Justin Herbert, DL Jalen Jelks
- OREGON STATE – HC Jonathan Smith, OL Blake Brandel, LB Kee Whetzel
- STANFORD – HC David Shaw, RB Bryce Love, CB Alijah Holder
- WASHINGTON – HC Chris Petersen, QB Jake Browning, DB Jojo McIntosh
- WASHINGTON STATE – HC Mike Leach, WR/P Kyle Sweet, S Jalen Thompson
- ARIZONA – HC Kevin Sumlin, QB Khalil Tate, LB Colin Schooler
- ARIZONA STATE – HC Herm Edwards, QB Manny Wilkins, WR N’Keal Harry
- COLORADO – HC Mike MacIntyre, QB Steven Montez, LB Rick Gamboa
- UCLA – HC Chip Kelly, WR Theo Howard, LB Josh Woods
- USC – HC Clay Helton, LB Cameron Smith, LB Porter Gustin
- UTAH – HC Kyle Whittingham, LB Chase Hansen, OL Lo Falemaka