Good morning from Hollywood.
A few links before we head out to Day 2 of the Pac-12 media days. The Huskies, with Chris Petersen, Hau’oli Kikaha and Ben Riva on hand, are scheduled to be on the main stage for their press conference at 11:30 a.m. today.
- From Bud Withers: Former UW coach Steve Sarkisian is set up to succeed at USC.
- Here’s Withers on the Cougars, who aren’t content with just reaching a bowl game.
- Our Day 1 notebook: UW picked to finish third, and Larry Scott is optimistic.
- Here’s a funny-looking beat writer joining the good folks at the Pac-12 Networks to preview the UW season.
- From Chris Dufresne: The Pac-12 is poised for a happy ending in the new College Football Playoff.
- Marcus Mariota is slowly accepting his place as the face of the Oregon program.
- Rich Rodriguez put on a show as the opening act Wednesday.
- Sonny Dykes expects Cal to be more competitive this year.
- Utah is still trying to find a foothold in the Pac-12.
Thursday’s main interview schedule:
9 a.m. — Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans
9:30 a.m. — Arizona State: coach Todd Graham, Taylor Kelly (QB), Jamil Douglas (OL)
10:10 a.m.: Oregon State: coach Mike Riley, Sean Mannion (QB), Michael Doctor (LB)
10:50 a.m. — UCLA: coach Jim Mora, Brett Hundley (QB), Eric Kendricks (LB)
11:30 a.m. — Washington: coach Chris Petersen, Ben Riva (OT), Hau’oli Kikaha (OLB)
12:10 p.m. — Stanford: coach David Shaw, Kevin Hogan (QB), Jordan Richards (DB)
12:50 p.m.: Colorado: coach Mike MacIntyre, Nelson Spruce (WR), Juda Parker (DT)