1. College Football Playoff: SoS Not Fair to USC or Schools with Hard Schedules

    It isn't who you played—it's who you didn't play! Most top Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams take a big chunk of the season off by playing very lousy teams You would be surprised how many teams do this...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 2 years ago 1,280 reads 39 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Who Will Their First Round Pick of the 2012 NFL Draft Be?

    The San Francisco 49ers have kicked butt in off-season free agency. They now have four quarterbacks, nine wide receivers, four tight ends, and three solid kick returners, not to mention the rest of the team...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 6,860 reads 58 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft 2012 (with QB Peyton Manning)

    This is a needs-based NFL draft. So was the last one . But the San Francisco 49ers have brought back the great defense, grabbed "the" quarterback (assuming Manning signs) and now must address the offense (mostly)...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 3,373 reads 1 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers 2012 Draft

    Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Matt Miller recently posted an article describing all picks in all seven rounds. In the first round, Matt had the 49ers selecting Cornerback Jamell Fleming...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 2,459 reads 75 comments

  5. Top 2013 Quarterback Recruits for USC, Stanford, Oregon and the Pac-12 Teams

    Ten 4-star or 5-star quarterback prospects, mostly from the west, are all big names you'll hear in Pac-12 recruiting this year. USC, Stanford and Arizona State all need to sign a quarterback badly in 2013...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 6,319 reads 11 comments

  6. USC Should Ignore NCAA Sanctions and over-Sign Recruits Like UCLA

    We all know USC received prejudicial treatment from the NCAA in the form of unfair sanctions. We all know some other schools have committed far worse infractions. In almost all cases, those other schools only received a slap on the wrist...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 5,390 reads 37 comments

  7. Utah Football Recruiting: Why the Utes Will Improve in 2012

    The Utah Utes' recruiting has continually improved since 2009, when the program had one of the worst recruiting classes in the country. Utah jumped to 40th nationally in 2010, and the program ranked 41st in 2011...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 1,177 reads 4 comments

  8. Colorado Football Recruiting: Why the Stampede Will Stay Servile

    It is quite surprising that Colorado won three games this year. Most thought the Buffaloes would finish with just one win against Colorado State (which they did get)...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 1,211 reads 1 comments

  9. Arizona State Football Recruiting: Why the Sun Is Setting on the Sun Devils

    Head coach Dennis Erickson finished off another losing season, by guiding Arizona State to a 6-7 season, with the 24-56 loss to Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 2,517 reads 7 comments

  10. Stanford Football Recruiting: Why David Shaw Will Keep His Team in the Top 25

    David Shaw took Stanford Cardinal reigns from Jim Harbaugh quite smoothly in 2011. That easy transition was aided by the ability and experience of Andrew Luck, who decided to stay at Stanford for the 2011 season...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 1,563 reads 5 comments

  11. UCLA Football Recruiting: Why Jim Mora Will Be on the Hot Seat in 2014

    Jim Mora has been busy putting together his new coaching staff while interim coach Mike Johnson directs the Bruins through their consolation bowl game...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 4,625 reads 13 comments

  12. UCLA's Future Depends on the Staff, Not Jim Mora Jr.

    UCLA will take their 6-7 record into the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday, December 31 st to face 6-6 Illinois. Neither team had a winning record or a head coach last week, but only UCLA needed a waiver to play...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about over 2 years ago 2,206 reads 0 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers 2012 NFL Draft: All Seven Rounds (Updated 11-15-11)

    The San Francisco 49ers are 8-1 with a five-game lead in the NFC West. They have the biggest divisional race lead and the best run defense in the NFL ...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about almost 3 years ago 1,524 reads 6 comments

  14. 2011 Heisman Trophy Leading Quarterbacks After Week 3

    The Heisman Trophy almost always goes to a quarterback or running back. Since 2000, nine quarterbacks have won the award, along with one running back. With so many top quality QB's in 2011, the odds are that a QB will win it this year...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about almost 3 years ago 1,119 reads 6 comments

  15. Pac-12 Week 1 Notes: Quarterbacks, Winners, Losers, Rushing and Predictions

    Stanford and California looked dominant in Week 1. USC and Washington escape with narrow victories. Oregon and UCLA take tough losses. Oregon State lost to FCS Sacramento State...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about almost 3 years ago 454 reads 6 comments

  16. USC Football: Trojans Will Start 2011 Season with a Big Win and Finish 12-0

    Most pundits predict USC will finish the 2011 season 9-3. Some USC writers and bloggers will hope for an 11-1 or 10-2 season. My conclusion is 12-0. That is a very different result than most everyone else predicts...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 1,138 reads 14 comments

  17. USC Linebacker Depth Chart Is Armed to Stop the Spread Option Offense

    The USC Trojans' official depth chart for the first week has been released. It wasn't long ago that depth was a big concern for the Trojans...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 159 reads 15 comments

  18. 2011 Stanford Cardinal Football: Predictions for Every Game, Pac-12 Championship

    Stanford Cardinal 2011 Season Prediction: 12-1 Bowl Prediction: Rose Bowl Top 120* Preseason Ranking: No. 7 Strength of Schedule : No...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 1,490 reads 3 comments

  19. 2011 Pac-12 Football Predictions: Which Teams Win in Week 12?

    Pac-12 Week 12 predictions. Previous predictions: The Week 11 predictions . The Week 10 predictions . The Week 9 predictions . The Week 8 predictions . The Week 7 predictions ...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 599 reads 19 comments

  20. USC Fan's Guide to Week 1 College Football on TV

    It is time to kickoff the college football season! Fall football camps are complete and Week 1 is finally here. For USC fans, the best game of the week is on Saturday at 12:30 p...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 473 reads 6 comments

  21. USC's D-Line: Improvements vs. Minnesota's Spread Offense

    How will USC's defensive line play Minnesota? The Golden Gophers have a new O-line and a new QB trying to learn the spread. So far, things stink in Minnesota's fall camp. USC is using WR George Farmer as the scout team QB...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 1,100 reads 16 comments

  22. Oregon State Beavers' 2011 Predictions for Every Game

    Oregon State Beavers 2011 Prediction: 4-8 Top 120* Preseason Ranking: No. 54 Strength of Schedule : No...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 936 reads 6 comments

  23. How Many 2012 NFL Draft Picks Does Each Pac-12 Team Have on Their Roster Now

    Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Matt Barkley (shown above), could be the first two quarterbacks picked in the 2012 NFL draft. USC is the leading college in the country, with the most NFL draft picks ...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 2,502 reads 4 comments

  24. 2011 Pac-12 Fall Football Camp Updates with a Week to Go

    Here are short updates on Pac-12 teams and fall football camps with a week and a half to go: USC (Much Improved): After the August scrimmages , the offense appears as powerful as the defense...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 276 reads 0 comments

  25. 2011 Pac-12 Football Predictions: Which Teams Win in Week 11?

    Pac-12 Week 11 predictions. Previous predictions: The Week 10 predictions . The Week 9 predictions . The Week 8 predictions . The Week 7 predictions . The Week 6 predictions ...

    Michael Tierney Written by Michael Tierney about 3 years ago 1,272 reads 15 comments