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Pac-12 South Spring - What Needs Work?
Arizona State DT Will Sutton
Arizona State DT Will Sutton
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Posted Mar 3, 2013


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

2013 Spring Preview   

What To Work On - 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

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … developing a quarterback rotation. Matt Scott is gone, leaving a gaping hole at the most important spot on the depth chart. B.J. Denker was last year’s backup, playing well in his lone start versus Colorado. However, he’ll be challenged by two transfers, Jesse Scroggins from USC and Nick Isham from Louisiana Tech. For RichRod’s offense to flourish, there needs to be an ace point guard distributing the ball.

Arizona State
Start: March 19 Spring Game: April 13

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … plugging the gaps in run defense. Not only did Arizona State rank No. 81 against the run in 2012, but LB Brandon Magee is no longer around to clean up messes. Sutton will be dominant at the point of attack, and Carl Bradford and Chris Young are highly disruptive in the Devils’ scheme. But yielding more than four yards a carry is not going to be acceptable if ASU plans to cop the South Division.

Colorado
Start: March 7 Spring Game: April 13

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … building up the confidence of a squad outscored by an average of more than four touchdowns a game in 2012. Yeah, MacIntyre needs to sift through a half-dozen candidates to find the right quarterback, but there’s single decision that’ll make this program markedly better this fall. It’s just not that simple. The Buffs need a holistic turnaround that’ll begin with the fragile psyche of a team engulfed in a culture of losing.

UCLA
Start: April 2 Spring Game: April 27

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … shoring up the offensive line. The good news is that the Bruins were extraordinarily young up front in 2012, using a bunch of freshmen and sophomores. The concern is that they ranked 118th in the country in sacks allowed. LT Xavier Su’a-Filo is a rock and a potential All-American, but the staff is counting on Torian White, Simon Goines and Jake Brendel to evolve into veterans between now and September.

USC
Start: March 2 Spring Game: April 13

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … fixing the defense. Pendergast was hired to have an immediate impact on a collection of Trojans that fell way short of its overall potential in 2012. Troy has plenty of quality individual parts, like DE Morgan Breslin, DT Leonard Williams and LB Dion Bailey, which now have to be woven into a cohesive unit by the revamped staff. Drilling down on last fall’s team reveals a poorly-coached squad that needed a crash course in stopping the run and tackling in the open field.

Utah
Start: March 19 Spring Game: April 20

The Number One Thing To Work On Is … coaching up the offensive blockers. A sure-fire way to ruin the confidence of a young quarterback is to allow him to be battered in the pocket. The Utes must afford Wilson the time he needs to survey the field from his 6-6 perch and check down his receivers. Utah also needs to open wider holes for John White’s successor in the running game, likely underrated senior Kelvin York.

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