USC is clearly excited about the possibilities with RB Silas Redd, the Penn State transfer. But the excitement goes double for the big back's ability in the redd, er, red zone, the L.A. Times reported. Do we smell a marketing campaign?
OL Isaac Seumalo finally made his Oregon State debut Monday, and although he didn't blow anyone away with his play, he certainly looked like he'd fit right in with the starters, the Oregonian's Lindsay Schnell reported.
WR Andre Lewis (6-4, 218) from Diablo Valley (Calif.) College, has accepted a scholarship offer from Utah, Dirk Facer of Deseret News reported.
Arizona's most pressing need is finding a pass rush. UA had 10 sacks last season and its average of 0.83 per game tied for the second-worst in the nation. Maybe that's why new coach Rich Rodriguez gave true freshman TE Keoni Bush-Loo some work with the DEs, along with senior FB Taimi Tutogi, Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen reported.
Stanford sophomore WR Ty Montgomery started just four games last season and caught 24 passes. This season, coach David Shaw's expectations for Montgomery (6-2, 215) are "through the roof," Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Illinois and Washington made it official: They will meet at venerable Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 14, 2013. Illinois' only other game at Soldier Field was against Washington State on Sept. 1, 1994 -- a 10-9 Cougars victory.
The battle for Colorado's starting QB job was reduced to three candidates Monday when Buffaloes coach Jon Embree announced after the first practice of August camp that touted freshman Shane Dillon likely will redshirt, Tom Kensler of the Denver Post reported.