Posts tagged: Mike Stoops

Week 14 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 3, 2009 2:59 pm

Arizona Wildcats (7-4) vs. USC Trojans (8-3)
Saturday, December 5, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -7.0

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Week 12 Game Matchup: Oregon Ducks VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Oregon Ducks (8-2) vs. Arizona Wildcats (6-3)
Saturday, November 21, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Oregon -6.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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The Stanford Cardinal end the USC Trojans reign; and why the Pac-10 is the best conference in college football

By Dave Consolazio, November 17, 2009 4:49 am

USC’S REIGN AT THE TOP IS OVER – FOR NOW

Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

For some reason, this song was running through my head as I watched Stanford pummel USC.

For Trojans fans, it has been a fantastic ride for the last seven years. So fantastic, in fact, that Trojan fans are completely guilty of taking it for granted. Every single one of them (myself, included).

Virtually every hiccup along the way has cost USC a trip to the National Championship, which in turn turned the Rose Bowl into a consolation prize of sorts. USC fans are always disappointed to “only” win the Pac-10 and “only” go to the Rose Bowl.

And that’s one of the reasons why fans around the conference have hated the USC Trojans and their fans for the better part of a decade now, and as Stanford drove the final nail into the coffin that Washington had opened and Oregon had closed, there is plenty of reason for the rest of the conference to celebrate.

A friend of mine asked me, “Dave, you know your Pac-10; Is USC done for? I mean, I know they are this season, but are they done for good?”

I’m surprised at how many people are living in the moment so badly that they are actually asking this question. NO, USC isn’t done for good. They still have one of the best coaches in the country and a never-ending stable of 4 and 5-star talent. They will be a serious contender for the Pac-10 title next year, as well as the years to come.

The beauty, though, is that they won’t be the only serious contender. 2009 will not mark the beginning of the end of USC as a football power; but it will mark the end of their stranglehold over the rest of the conference.

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Week 11 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 12, 2009 7:29 pm

Arizona Wildcats (6-2) vs. Cal Bears (6-3)
Saturday, November 14, 4:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Cal -3.0

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Week 10 Game Matchup: Washington State Cougars VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 6, 2009 11:56 pm

Washington State Cougars (1-7) vs. Arizona Wildcats (5-2)
Saturday, November 7, 1:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -31.0

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Week 8 Game Matchup: UCLA Bruins VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 23, 2009 6:05 pm

UCLA Bruins (3-3) vs. Arizona Wildcats (4-2)
Saturday, October 24, 3:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -7.5

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Pac-10 Week 3 Notes and Observations: Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio, September 22, 2009 8:20 pm

Arizona Wildcats 2-1 Overall (0-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Iowa 27 – Arizona 17

Next Week’s Opponent: @Oregon State

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Week 3 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. Iowa Hawkeyes

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 17, 2009 9:07 pm

Arizona Wildcats (2-0) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)
Saturday, September 19, 12:35 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Iowa -4.0

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Pac-10 Media Day: Video and Quotes

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, July 31, 2009 7:38 pm

Pac-10 Media Day really makes it hit home; football is right around the corner!  All 10 coaches enter the season with the same 0-0 record, and all have their own hopes and goals for the upcoming season.

Just wanted to make this post to help you get down to the nitty gritty and get you all caught up on your favorite team’s (and rival’s) day at Media Day.

Video

The whole three hour and 30 minute event can be seen here, if you didn’t have the chance to see it live and you have a bit of extra time on your hands. In case you just want to see a particular team or two’s section, we’ve provided a time code to help you out;

The Rose Bowl Trophy

Arizona’s Mike Stoops and FS Cam Nelson – 01:47:58
Arizona State
’s Dennis Erickson and OLB Mike Nixon – 01:14:36
California’s Jeff Tedford and RB Jahvid Best – 02:08:45
Oregon’s Chip Kelly and CB Walter Thurmond III – 02:38:36
Oregon State’s Mike Riley and OLB Keaton Kristick – 02:25:26
Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh and RB Toby Gerhart – 00:58:01
UCLA’s Rick Neuheisel and MLB Reggie Carter – 00:39:45
USC’s Pete Carroll and FS Taylor Mays – 02:47:31
Washington’s Steve Sarkisian and OLB Donald Butler – 00:28:27
Washington State’s Paul Wulff and C Kenny Alfred – 00:17:58

Quotes

Pac-10.org has put up detailed quotes from each coach’s 15 minutes of Media Day fame. ESPN’s Ted Miller took some quick blurbs yesterday as each coach took the mic, summing up the jist of each coach’s key points.

These are the two places I’d suggest getting your quote fix.

Arizona – Pac-10.orgTed Miller
Arizona StatePac-10.orgTed Miller
CaliforniaPac-10.orgTed Miller
OregonPac-10.orgTed Miller
Oregon StatePac-10.orgTed Miller
StanfordPac-10.orgTed Miller
UCLAPac-10.orgTed Miller
USCPac-10.orgTed Miller
WashingtonPac-10.org - Ted Miller
Washington StatePac-10.orgTed Miller

Anyone else wish they could fastforward through August straight to September 3rd?

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