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Pac-12 Confidential

Bud Withers offers an inside look at the Pac-12 Conference and the national college scene.

December 2, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Let’s hear it for evaluation, projection: Mariota, Wright honored

In a vote that didn’t surprise many, Pac-12 coaches Tuesday morning named Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Arizona’s Scooby Wright the league’s offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, and chose Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez as the coach of the year.

When Mariota and Wright signed with their respective schools, it caused barely a ripple. Mariota was a three-star recruit out of St. Louis High in Honolulu, and very soon, he’s going to win the Heisman Trophy. Wright was a lightly recruited linebacker from Sonoma County in northern California who Arizona was worried might go elsewhere if it got out that he was offered a scholarship by the Wildcats.

Mariota was obviously a slam-dunk choice. Wright’s award came over some defenders who had exceptional seasons, people like Washington’s Hau’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson and Utah’s Nate Orchard. Wright had 27 tackles for loss, including 14 sacks, and a game-ending strip and recovery of the ball against Mariota in Arizona’s victory over the Ducks.

Rodriguez took a team picked to finish fourth and won the Pac-12 South.

To be announced Tuesday night on Pac-12 Networks is the full all-league team.

 

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