Roundup: Stanford's David Shaw ranks as best Pac-12 football coach

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FOX Sports writer Stewart Mandell's list of the best football coaches in the country has come out and Stanford's tops the Pac-12 contingent at No. 7 nationally. UW's Chris Petersen (No. 12) and Utah's Kyle Whittingham (No. 17) also make the top 20.


We all know Christian McCaffrey is in the running to win the 2016 Heisman, but Oregon running back Royce Freeman might rank second in the Pac-12 when it comes to those odds. ESPN's David Lombardi has an entire list of Pac-12 Heisman candidates

Washington State

Could Washington State's defense be ahead of its offense? Perhaps. That and Mike Leach's high standards when it comes to up-downs are found in Jacob Thorpe's practice report in the Spokesman Review


Former Trojan swimmer Katinka Hosszu won her third Rio gold Tuesday with a win in the 200m individual medley. Her third individual win in four days not only is efficient, but makes her the second USC Olympian to come away with three golds in one Olympiad. 

Arizona State

After rumors of his potential transfer were squashed, ASU quarterback Bryce Perkins now appears out of the quarterback competition after suffering an injury, reports Doug Haller of


Washington is one of the first football teams to be outfitted with the Vicis Zero1 helmet, which was created to reduce heavy impact. The News Tribune's Christian Caple has more on the safety technology.


First-year Cal defensive coordinator Art Kaufman has seen it all ... or maybe not such an inexperienced linebacking corps. He's here to fix that, reports's Connor Letourneau


Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay wants to be the Buffs' bell cow in the backfield, according to's Brian Howell

Oregon State

Gary Andersen likes the relationship-building going on at Beavers camp in Bend, Oregon. We also learn that he mows his own lawn, writes the Portland Tribune's Kerry Eggers.


Former Wildcats forward Ryan Anderson is headed to Belgium, but his NBA dreams aren't over, reports Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star


First-year offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu is liking how the Bruins offensive skill players are embracing more physicality, writes the Los Angeles Daily News' Thuc Nhi Nguyen


Both of Utah's men's and women's basketball teams have built a tradition by recruiting internationally. That's made tracking Ute alumni in the Rio Olympics a little difficult for The Salt Lake Tribune's Kurt Kragthorpe, who has the latest