I suppose there is only so much air available for Pac-12 quarterbacks, and Matt Barkley is sucking it all up.
However, there are other QB's in the Pac-12 and some of them are poised to have good, perhaps even breakout, years. Sean Mannion of Oregon State is one of those quarterbacks to keep your eye on in 2012.
It's the American way to follow the hype and there are plenty of exciting players in the Pac-12 who are garnering most of the pre-season attention. The goal of this slideshow—and others that will follow in this space—is to highlight those players who for a variety of reasons may not be high on your radar.
Maybe they play on teams who aren't expected to compete for the conference championship, or maybe they have labored in the shadows of more prominent players on their team.
Whatever the reason, there are Pac-12 players to whom you should pay attention when the season begins. Sean Mannion is one of them.