Washington begins the season with a number of question marks, but the return of quarterback Keith Price helps coach Steve Sarkisian sleep better at night.

Injuries, lack of productivity and a DUI arrest have left Oregon receiver Josh Huff humbled and eager to redeem himself. He’ll get that chance in the Ducks’ offense this season, Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian reported

James Morrison shouldered the brunt of the running back load for Arizona State in spring ball. Cameron Marshall and Deantre Lewis were nursing injuries while junior college transfer Marion Grice and top recruit D.J. Foster had yet to arrive. But with all four now in the fold, coach Todd Graham is experimenting with a new role for Morrison to reward him for his hard work and productivity, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reported.

If you’re an undersized walk-on playing defense for the Arizona Wildcats, there’s one sure way to get the coaches’ attention: Bring down 260-pound fullback Taimi Tutogi. That’s what 5-foot-10, 198-pound safety Jared Tevis did in camp. Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen had the story.

Penn State transfer Khairi Fortt said he was ready to leave the school even before the Jerry Sandusky scandal – and that he nearly picked his new school, Cal, out of high school. Jeff Faraudo of the San Jose Mercury-News had the report.

NCAA sanctions assessed in 2010 were supposed to cripple USC for years. Instead, the Trojans are positioned for a national-title run. Much of the credit goes to coach Lane Kiffin, T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times said.

The UCLA offensive line has a reputation for being soft. Tackle Brett Downey and Co. are trying to change that perception with some nasty behavior at training camp, Chris Foster of the L.A. Times reported.

Utah running back John White rushed for 1,519 yards on 24 carries per game to earn second-team all-Pac 12 honors. He’s ready to carry an even bigger load for the Utes this season, but coach Kyle Whittingham is hoping he won’t have to, Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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