Sanctions are done and Steve Sarkisian has a year under his belt, typical Trojan depth and talent, and a returning QB who put up big numbers last year. The media already thinks this the year USC gets back to the top of the Pac-12 South, and it just might come down to the last game of the regular season.
UCLA Football: 2015 Preseason
Oregon will be Mariotaless this year, will start a graduate transfer at QB, has a very young secondary, lost two all conference linemen to graduation and a talented RB to a preseason surgery. And they're still the favorites to win the Pac-12.
This morning, Bill C. over at Football Study Hall released his final preseason S&P+ rankings in preparation for the season. The point of this fanpost is to break these numbers down to better set some season expectations.
WSU features the classic high powered Mike Leach offense and the classic Mike Leach invisible defense. It hasn't translated to a lot of wins in Pullman - yet. If a new DC can make a difference, the young and talented roster is poised for big things.
ASU has back to back 10 win seasons and has nearly all its defense and some big offensive playmakers coming back. Sound familiar?
The Bears return an incredible offense. Will they develop a defense to match it?
Colorado had a bad 2014 in the record books, but several of those losses were very very very close. Bruin fans especially should know. Can the Buffs improve enough in 2015 to convert those close losses into some program reviving wins?
The Beavers will have to replace a long time head coach and one of the best quarterbacks in their history. How will 2015 look for them?