Latest Pacific-12 Conference football News

Dickert introduced as Wash St football coach; 3-2 as interim

Dec. 02, 2021 20:51 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jake Dickert was introduced Thursday as the new head football coach at Washington State and vowed to “bring the Pac-12 championship back here to Pullman, Washington.” Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded...

Take 2: Oregon, Utah meet again with Pac-12 on the line

Dec. 02, 2021 15:33 PM EST

Just 13 days after Utah knocked Oregon out of contention for a College Football Playoff berth, the two teams meet again to decide the Pac-12 champion. The winner of Friday night's game in Las Vegas will be going to the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. ...

No. 10 Oregon faces No. 14 Utah for Pac-12 title

Dec. 02, 2021 14:43 PM EST

No. 10 Oregon (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12, No. 10 CFP) vs. No. 14 Utah (9-3, 8-1, No. 17), Friday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC) in Las Vegas. Line: Utah by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oregon leads 23-11. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

USC, Cal wrapping up season after earlier postponement

Dec. 02, 2021 13:06 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — USC will play its final game of the season Saturday in Berkeley, but the Trojans won’t have Lincoln Riley calling plays from the sidelines. Riley, who was hired this week after five years at Oklahoma, is trying to settle in and set up shop in...

Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen. As AP Top 25 college football poll voter Brett McMurphy of Action Network pointed out, only six teams that went into championship weekend...

Arizona hires UCLA assistant Nansen as defensive coordinator

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired UCLA defensive line coach Johnny Nansen as its defensive coordinator. Nansen replaces Don Brown, who left to become the head coach at Massachusetts. Nansen spent the past two seasons coaching the Bruins'...

Riley gets first look at USC as Trojans try to keep focus

Nov. 30, 2021 23:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is playing for two coaches this week. There is Lincoln Riley, the splashy new hire tasked with restoring the Trojans atop their historic perch at the pinnacle of West Coast college football, and Donte Williams, the interim coach...

Kalen DeBoer takes the reins as head coach at Washington

Nov. 30, 2021 18:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At some point during the whirlwind of the past few days, Kalen DeBoer grabbed the phone and for the first time in his coaching career had a conversation with Chris Petersen. One of DeBoer’s big questions for the highly successful former coach and...

Lincoln Riley eager to return USC Trojans to winning ways

Nov. 29, 2021 21:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing on the top rim of the venerable Coliseum on a 76-degree autumn Monday, Lincoln Riley took a glance behind him at the Los Angeles panorama stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood sign to the gleaming downtown skyscrapers. “Wow. Is...

Washington hires Fresno State's Kalen DeBoer as head coach

Nov. 29, 2021 18:53 PM EST

Washington hired Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer on Monday to lead the Huskies, handing a program that has struggled offensively to a coach with a track record of productive and creative offenses. The 47-year-old DeBoer met with Washington officials in Fresno, California,...