2013 Pac-12 South Spring Preview
USC RB Silas Redd
USC RB Silas Redd
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Posted Mar 3, 2013


Pac-12 Spring Preview - Why Every Team Should Be Fired Up

2013 Spring Preview   

Why To Be Excited - Pac-12 South

 
North California | Oregon | Oregon St | Stanford | Washington | Washington State
South Arizona | Arizona St | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah 
 
2013 Pac-12 Pre-Spring Preview
- CFN 2013 Pre-Preseason Pac-12 North Rankings
- CFN 2013 Pre-Preseason Pac-12 South Rankings
- Why Every Pac-12 North Team Should Be Excited
- Why Every Pac-12 South Team Should Be Excited
- Why Every Pac-12 North Team Should Be Grouchy
- Why Every Pac-12 South Team Should Be Grouchy
- What Every Pac-12 North Team Needs To Work On 
- What Every Pac-12 South Team Needs To Work On 
 
Arizona

Start: March 7 Spring Game: April 13

Why To Get Excited … a second year with Rich Rodriguez in Tucson means the learning curve on offense ought to be much flatter. If a capable quarterback can be mined, the attack might be even more potent than in 2012, when it averaged 38 points a game. RB Ka’Deem Carey and WR Austin Hill are dynamic skill position players, both of whom are candidates to bolt to the NFL after their junior seasons.

Arizona State
Start: March 19 Spring Game: April 13

Why To Get Excited … the Sun Devils figure to be a bona fide Pac-12 sleeper in Todd Graham’s second season with the program. The offense will feature one of the better backfields in the league, led by QB Taylor Kelly, and the veteran D got a massive boost when star DT Will Sutton opted to return for his senior year. Arizona State is on the ascent, with the personnel to back it up.

Colorado
Start: March 7 Spring Game: April 13

Why To Get Excited … after Jon Embree, the only way was up at head coach. In Mike MacIntyre, the Buffaloes appear to have actually made a major upgrade on the sidelines. Fresh off a stunning run of success at hapless San Jose State, Colorado attracted a coach with the blueprint, enthusiasm and right demeanor to gradually begin to turn things around in Boulder.

UCLA
Start: April 2 Spring Game: April 27

Why To Get Excited … for the first time in over a decade, the Bruins have the luxury of momentum. The program surprisingly won nine games in Jim Mora’s debut at the helm, and the staff has cobbled together back-to-back dynamite classes. In other words, UCLA is in the process of passing crosstown rival USC, which was not long ago unimaginable. The Bruins are trending north, which is having a positive impact on everyone involved with the team.

USC
Start: March 2 Spring Game: April 13

Why To Get Excited … the Trojans still harbor talent … plenty of talent. For all of the caterwauling that’s taken place since the second half of last season, the roster is still brimming with former blue-chippers and future pros. Now the coaching staff just has to do a better job of maximizing the skills of those young players. USC took a step in the right direction when it replaced underachieving defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin with Clancy Pendergast, who’s coming off a successful three-year stint at Cal.

Utah
Start: March 19 Spring Game: April 20

Why To Get Excited … the Utes are pining for an identity on offense. Dennis Erickson was recently hired to supply it. After Utah ranked 105th nationally, it needed to make a splash by landing a proven coach, with deep roots in the conference. Erickson should have an immediate impact on not only the culture and the swagger of the attack, but also franchise QB Travis Wilson, who enters his second season on campus as the undisputed starter.

2013 Pac-12 Pre-Spring Preview
- CFN 2013 Pre-Preseason Pac-12 North Rankings
- CFN 2013 Pre-Preseason Pac-12 South Rankings
- Why Every Pac-12 North Team Should Be Excited
- Why Every Pac-12 South Team Should Be Excited
- Why Every Pac-12 North Team Should Be Grouchy
- Why Every Pac-12 South Team Should Be Grouchy
- What Every Pac-12 North Team Needs To Work On 
- What Every Pac-12 South Team Needs To Work On