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Pac-12 North Spring - What Needs Work?
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Posted Mar 3, 2013


2013 Pac-12 North Pre-Spring Preview - What Every Pac-12 North Team Needs To Work On.

2013 Spring Preview   

What To Work On - Pac-12 North


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 

California
Start: February 25 Spring Game: March 23

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … fix the O-line so that the new quarterback has a prayer of not being annihilated in the pocket. Zach Maynard was bounced around last year as much as any passer in the country. Enter unproven contenders Zach Kline, Allan Bridgford and Jared Goff, who will be protected by a blocking unit that’s missing three starters, including All-Pac-12 C Brian Schwenke.

Oregon
Start: April 2 Spring Game: April 27

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … rebuilding the corps of linebackers. A couple of All-Pac-12 Second Team defenders, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay, are no longer available at the second level for the Ducks, which will make the team more vulnerable to the run. Senior Boseko Lokombo is expected to anchor a group looking for increased contributions from youngsters Rahim Cassell, Derrick Malone and Tyson Coleman.

Oregon State
Start: April 1 Spring Game: April 26

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … figuring out the identity of the starting quarterback. Injuries forced Riley to juggle Sean Mannion, the incumbent, and Cody Vaz, the starter versus Texas in the bowl game, but the coach clearly prefers to ride one hurler week-in and week-out. The Beavers need both upperclassmen to elevate the players surrounding, while drastically cutting down on their mistakes. If OSU is going to challenge last season’s mark, it’ll require more stability from behind center.

Stanford
Start: February 25 Spring Game: April 13

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … the passing attack. There’s a sense that Stanford will continue to run the ball with authority, while standing tall on defense. And why not? The team will again be terrific at the point of attack. Still, now that the target on its chest has doubled in size, the Cardinal can help its chances of repeating by improving through the air. Hogan must evolve as a passer, and a few receivers have to emerge now that last year’s top four pass-catchers are gone.

Washington
Start: March 5 Spring Game: April 20

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … Price. In 2011, the Huskies quarterback was +25 in touchdowns to turnovers. A year ago, that number plummeted to +8. While the descent was not all his fault, he was clearly not the same player he was in his debut. If Washington is going to make the trek from mediocrity to North Division contenders, it’ll need a few things to happen. Topping the list will be to get Price right in his final season in Seattle.

Washington State
Start: March 21 Spring Game: April 20

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … the offensive line. If the Cougars are going to surprise any opponents this year, it’ll likely be initiated by QB Connor Halliday and a budding corps of receivers headed by Gabe Marks, Brett Bartolone and Isiah Myers. However, the Wazzu quarterbacks will again be treated like crimson-clad piñatas unless the blockers can do a better job of protection. The 2012 edition was abused for 57 sacks, more than any other FBS team.
 
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