The NBA Finals concluded last night with former Bruin Kevin Love, LeBron James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA title. That marks an unofficial start to the college football preseason.
You know what else marks the unofficial start to the college football preseason?
The start of the college football preseason honors announcements.
Today, we have three Bruins being named Preseason All-Americans by noted college football writer Phil Steele and a whole sleuth of Bruins (yes, that's what you call a group of bears) have been named to Steele's Preseason All Pac-12 teams as well as Athlon's Preseason All Pac-12 teams.
Offensive lineman Conor McDermott and defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes were both named to Steele's Preseason All-American second team while QB Josh Rosen was a fourth team selection.
Each of those three guys were also on Phil Steele's Preseason All Pac-12 first team along with offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry and defensive back Jaleel Wadood.
Meanwhile, Rosen, McDermott and Vanderdoes were named to Athlon Sports' Preseason All Pac-12 first team while Wadood and DB Randall Goforth earned second team honors.
Sophomore RB Soso Jamabo, wide receiver Darren Andrews, defensive lineman Tak McKinley, linebacker Jayon Brown and DB Marcus Rios were each named to Athlon's Preseason All Pac-12 third team while Kenny Lacy, Scott Quessenberry, Deon Hollins, Fabian Moreau and Ishmael Adams, as a punt returner, were named to Athlon's Preseason All Pac-12 fourth team.
Of course, we'll continue to update you with all of the preseason honors as more are announced.