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August 27, 2013 | By Chris Foster
At the top of UCLA Coach Jim Mora's list of concerns this week is the unknown. Nevada, the Bruins' opponent Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, has a new coach, Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack retained offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich and will run the “pistol” offense invented by former Nevada Coach Chris Ault. But wrinkles can cause a furrowed brow on Mora. “There is the uncertainty,” Mora said. “We don't know exactly what they will be like. There are different influences than last season.
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August 27, 2013 | By Chris Foster
At the top of UCLA Coach Jim Mora's list of concerns this week is the unknown. Nevada, the Bruins' opponent Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, has a new coach, Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack retained offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich and will run the “pistol” offense invented by former Nevada Coach Chris Ault. But wrinkles can cause a furrowed brow on Mora. “There is the uncertainty,” Mora said. “We don't know exactly what they will be like. There are different influences than last season.
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November 9, 2012 | By Chris Foster
One way to drive up UCLA Coach Jim Mora's blood pressure this week was to say three letters … U …S … C. The 17th-ranked Bruins play the Trojans next Saturday. First comes woeful Washington State and Mora has demanded his players focus on the task at hand rather than the team from across town. Staff writer Chris Foster (mostly) does exactly that in examining the Bruins vs. Cougars matchups and story lines: Double trouble The best quarterback-running back duo in the Pac-12 Conference - outside of Eugene, Ore. - is UCLA's Brett Hundley and Johnathan Franklin.
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August 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeff Tuel seems like a perfectly nice guy. And the Buffalo Bills could be on the verge of giving him the opportunity of a lifetime. Sure, he might use the word "brotha" a bit too much on Twitter . But he also tweets uplifting messages or just plain nice things (his bio simply states: "Striving to improve on a daily basis"). And he could become the first undrafted rookie quarterback to start in an NFL opener since the league went to a common draft in 1967. Not bad for a guy who went 4-22 as a starter at Washington State (throwing for 5,932 yards and completing 61.3% of his passes with 33 touchdowns and 25 interceptions)
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September 20, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
No offense to the Pacific 12 Conference, but the league's football teams have long been considered one-dimensional on that side of the ball. You know the stigma: Golden-haired, strong-armed quarterbacks flourishing in pass-heavy schemes. Reputation, meet reality. Fifth-ranked Stanford is averaging 287 yards through the air and 196 on the ground. Tenth-ranked Oregon is averaging 280 yards passing and 261 rushing, eighth-best nationally. California, which is 3-0, is averaging 292.3 yards passing and 178.7 rushing.
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October 4, 2011 | By Chris Foster
There was some urgency for UCLA following Saturday's loss to Stanford. Coach Rick Neuheisel felt the need to have face-time with some players after the game to buck up spirits in the locker room. "I wanted them to realize that all was not lost," Neuheisel said. "The game was gone, but the season was still there. " A group of about 10 team leaders met Sunday to talk about accountability. "It was guys who have been in the program a while, who have seen things in the past in terms of guys not being held accountable," quarterback Richard Brehaut said.
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October 3, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Seeing UCLA play defense on tape Sunday didn't look any better than it did in person, apparently. Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel threw for 311 yards as the 1-4 Cougars gave the Bruins all they could handle before losing, 42-28. It was "surprising" Coach Rick Neuheisel said, as UCLA's pass defense "was something we felt was our strength, but it wasn't Saturday. " The Bruins face California this week, and the Golden Bears coaches are certain to pore over the game tape.
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July 25, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes and Andrew L. John, Los Angeles Times
You hear all kinds of questions at media days, and the one for Pac-12 Conference football Tuesday at Universal Studios was no exception. Fortunately, the colorful and eccentric Mike Leach , in his first year as Washington State's coach, was on hand to provide some entertaining answers. Question: Which of the conference's coaches would make the best bear hunting/fishing partner? Leach's answer: Utah's Kyle Whittingham , in a close call over Arizona's Rich Rodriguez . Leach's reasoning: Rodriguez had to be in the mix because of the "potential rub-off" from his years coaching at West Virginia.
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October 7, 2011 | By Chris Foster
A year ago when these schools played football, UCLA and Washington State were trying to stay out of the conference cellar. On Saturday, the winner will be on a path toward respectability. UCLA needs a win to improve its chances of qualifying for a bowl game. Washington State hasn't won four games in a season since 2007. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the game's issues and matchups: Pick Rick? UCLA's Rick Neuheisel is 8-0 as a coach against Washington State. His teams at three schools — Colorado, Washington and UCLA — have beaten the Cougars.
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October 15, 2012
Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill was released from a Minneapolis hospital one day after he had a seizure in the locker room after a loss to Northwestern. University physician Pat Smith issued a statement on Sunday saying Kill was treated and was "in excellent health. " Kill has struggled with seizures for years, including several times last season in his first year with Minnesota. School officials did not provide a status for Kill for next weekend's game at Wisconsin. But Kill has never missed a game because of seizures and Smith said the coach planned to be back in the office on Monday.
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December 18, 2012
Wisconsin has selected Utah State's Gary Andersen to be its new football coach, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. A person close to the Wisconsin program told the State Journal on Tuesday night it is a done deal: Andersen is the choice of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez to succeed Bret Bielema, who left to become the coach at Arkansas. The person said Andersen was going to inform his staff of his decision to leave on Tuesday night. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule Utah State (11-2)
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November 10, 2012 | Times staff reports
UCLA 44, Washington State36 (final) Now I feel bad about saying Washington State had little talent. That was a cheap shot born of frustration because of undisciplined play by both sides and officiating that was losing control of the game. The Cougars do have some talent, and it's giving the kind of effort that will probably save the team from a post-game Mike Leach rant. Note: we did say probably. At the end it was a one possession game. The Cougars passed for 456 yards and outgained UCLA in total offense by 193 yards.
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November 9, 2012 | By Chris Foster
One way to drive up UCLA Coach Jim Mora's blood pressure this week was to say three letters … U …S … C. The 17th-ranked Bruins play the Trojans next Saturday. First comes woeful Washington State and Mora has demanded his players focus on the task at hand rather than the team from across town. Staff writer Chris Foster (mostly) does exactly that in examining the Bruins vs. Cougars matchups and story lines: Double trouble The best quarterback-running back duo in the Pac-12 Conference - outside of Eugene, Ore. - is UCLA's Brett Hundley and Johnathan Franklin.
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October 15, 2012
Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill was released from a Minneapolis hospital one day after he had a seizure in the locker room after a loss to Northwestern. University physician Pat Smith issued a statement on Sunday saying Kill was treated and was "in excellent health. " Kill has struggled with seizures for years, including several times last season in his first year with Minnesota. School officials did not provide a status for Kill for next weekend's game at Wisconsin. But Kill has never missed a game because of seizures and Smith said the coach planned to be back in the office on Monday.
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July 25, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes and Andrew L. John, Los Angeles Times
You hear all kinds of questions at media days, and the one for Pac-12 Conference football Tuesday at Universal Studios was no exception. Fortunately, the colorful and eccentric Mike Leach , in his first year as Washington State's coach, was on hand to provide some entertaining answers. Question: Which of the conference's coaches would make the best bear hunting/fishing partner? Leach's answer: Utah's Kyle Whittingham , in a close call over Arizona's Rich Rodriguez . Leach's reasoning: Rodriguez had to be in the mix because of the "potential rub-off" from his years coaching at West Virginia.
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July 24, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
To walk in cold on the Pac-12 Conference these days means parking in the Frankenstein lot at Universal Studios and ascending sky-bound escalators to the Gibson Amphitheatre. There, safe from the drone of back-lot explosions, in the heart of Pac-12 media day, first-year Washington State Coach Mike Leach is comparing quarterback Jeff Tuel to a Civil War general. "I would have to say that Jeff would be a little more like Stonewall Jackson," Leach said. "… He's not afraid to split the force, connect again, and attack from different angles.
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December 18, 2012
Wisconsin has selected Utah State's Gary Andersen to be its new football coach, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. A person close to the Wisconsin program told the State Journal on Tuesday night it is a done deal: Andersen is the choice of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez to succeed Bret Bielema, who left to become the coach at Arkansas. The person said Andersen was going to inform his staff of his decision to leave on Tuesday night. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule Utah State (11-2)
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October 18, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Watching Washington after his team pounded the Huskies, 41-0, last season, Stanford's David Shaw was shocked. "I remember I saw them on TV the next week and I said, 'Wow. They've put this thing back together,' " Shaw said Tuesday during the weekly Pacific 12 Conference football coaches' conference call. Such a loss can be devastating, but it turned out to be invigorating for the Huskies. No. 25 Washington, which is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 play, has won nine of 11 since and is ranked for the first time since 2009 as it heads into Saturday's rematch with the No. 8 Cardinal (6-0, 4-0)
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October 18, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Watching Washington after his team pounded the Huskies, 41-0, last season, Stanford's David Shaw was shocked. "I remember I saw them on TV the next week and I said, 'Wow. They've put this thing back together,' " Shaw said Tuesday during the weekly Pacific 12 Conference football coaches' conference call. Such a loss can be devastating, but it turned out to be invigorating for the Huskies. No. 25 Washington, which is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 play, has won nine of 11 since and is ranked for the first time since 2009 as it heads into Saturday's rematch with the No. 8 Cardinal (6-0, 4-0)
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October 7, 2011 | By Chris Foster
A year ago when these schools played football, UCLA and Washington State were trying to stay out of the conference cellar. On Saturday, the winner will be on a path toward respectability. UCLA needs a win to improve its chances of qualifying for a bowl game. Washington State hasn't won four games in a season since 2007. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the game's issues and matchups: Pick Rick? UCLA's Rick Neuheisel is 8-0 as a coach against Washington State. His teams at three schools — Colorado, Washington and UCLA — have beaten the Cougars.
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