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2016 Pac-12 Football Media Days: Mike Leach Stars on Day 1

The Washington State coach spoke about topics like Brexit, the Heisman Trophy and Pokemon Go.

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It’s the second and final day of the 2016 Pac-12 Football Media Days. As far as Bruin fans are concerned, today is the day to pay the most attention as Jim Mora, Conor McDermott and Jayon Brown will meet with the media today.

To recap yesterday, Commissioner Larry Scott opened the day yesterday and, while he still had no news on the DirecTV front, he announced that Frontier (formerly Verizon) FiOS subscribers in Southern California will have Pac-12 Networks added to their lineup in time for this football season. He also announced that Comcast and Cox have designated the Pac-12 Network national feed as their primary network across the West.

Scott said, "[T]his is good news for fans who, no matter where they live, can watch their favorite football team play this season, get all football teams and the majority of Pac-12 basketball games." Previously, the localized network had been designated as the primary network, meaning that a Bruin fan in Northern California, for instance, might miss a UCLA game because it wasn’t available on Pac-12 Bay Area.

As far as the coaches go, Washington State head coach Mike Leach cemented his status as a possible successor as the "most interesting man in the world" should Dos Equis ever decide to bring him back.

This year, Leach opined on topics such as Brexit and the quality of American football internationally. Heisman voter and friend of Bruins Nation Lisa Horne asked him about the Pokemon Go craze. Leach didn’t seem to know about it. After having it briefly explained, Leach replied:

Well, I've seen them doing that for the last 10 years, but nobody talks to people anymore. I mean, there's people won't even talk face to face. They'll go across the room and text each other. I think it's actually kind of disturbing. I think the days before cell phones, when it was dirt clod wars at construction sites, was a lot more wholesome and productive to be perfectly honest.

He also said he supports expanding the College Football Playoffs to 16 teams.

Here's today schedule:

Date
Press Conference Schedule
TV Schedule
Friday,
July 15
Officiating
David Coleman
Pac-12 VP of Officiating
9:00 am
Officiating
David Coleman
Pac-12 VP of Officiating
9:40 am
Arizona State
Head Coach Todd Graham
Tim White, WR/KR &
Tashon Smallwood, DL
9:30 am
Colorado
Head Coach Mike MacIntyre
Sefo Liufau, QB & Chidobe Awuzie, CB
10:01 am
Oregon State
Head Coach Gary Andersen
Victor Bolden, WR &
Nick Porebski, P
10:00 am
Arizona State
Head Coach Todd Graham
Tim White, WR/KR &
Tashon Smallwood, DL
10:27 am
UCLA
Head Coach Jim Mora
Conor McDermott, OT &
Jayon Brown, LB
10:30 am
Oregon State
Head Coach Gary Andersen
Victor Bolden, WR &
Nick Porebski, P
11:02 am
Washington
Head Coach Chris Petersen
Darrell Daniels, TE &
Kevin King, DB
11:00 am
UCLA
Head Coach Jim Mora
Conor McDermott, OT &
Jayon Brown, LB
11:28 am
Stanford
Head Coach David Shaw
Christian McCaffrey, RB & Solomon Thomas, DE
11:30 pm
Washington
Head Coach Chris Petersen
Darrell Daniels, TE &
Kevin King, DB
12:04 pm
Colorado
Head Coach Mike MacIntyre
Sefo Liufau, QB &
Chidobe Awuzie, CB
12:00 pm
Stanford
Head Coach David Shaw
Christian McCaffrey, RB &
Solomon Thomas, DE
12:29 pm

This is the open thread for today’s media day.

Go Bruins!!!