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Spring Football, Pac-12 Edition: Arizona, ASU, Colorado, Stanford, USC Recaps

How did the Pac-12 perform in spring football? Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford and USC all had their games this weekend.

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Arizona Desert Swarm discussed the best groups that performed.

If there was any unit that stood out, Arizona's offensive line showed discipline and at the very least, consistency. The big guys opened holes early and often for UA's backs. At the same time, the offensive line also protected the quarterbacks very well aside from one breakdown that led to a Dame Ndiaye sack.

The receiver group was also solid. But that isn't a surprise considering the first team group that ran out at the spring game included Johnny Jackson, Tyler Slavin, Terrence Miller (more on him below) and Dave Richards.

Arizona State

House of Sparky rich.

TE: Chris Coyle: Coyle was Saturday's top overall performer as his three touchdown catches set the tone for the Arizona State offense. Coyle and Taylor Kelly have chemistry dating back to last season, and Saturday's game was an indication that Sun Devil fans might see the few remaining school tight end records that Coyle doesn't hold fall this year.

Aside from Coyle's prowess through the air, the rising senior was very impressive in the running game as well. Offensive Coordinator Mike Norvell incorporated several schemes that put Coyle in motion and asked him to pull across the formation and he delivered a pair of crushing blocks.


Ralphie Report has the top performer.

QB Connor Wood

11-of-15 doesn't do Wood's accuracy justice. The junior out of Houston had a couple of his passes dropped. Wood wasn't just dinking and dumping his way to 11 completions either, many of those completions came on long balls. Hopefully for Buffs fans, this spring game will provide Wood with the confidence to make a difference come fall.


Jeff Faraudo, San Jose Mercury News.

Starting quarterback Kevin Hogan, who won all five of his starts, including the Rose Bowl last season after taking over for Nunes, was 14 for 23 for 170 yards. He threw touchdowns of 44 yards to Michael Rector and 5 yards to Ty Montgomery and the offense held a 17-10 scoring edge when he was on the field.

Shaw gave high marks to Crower, who completed 26 passes for 197 yards, with TDs of 13 yards to Jordan Pratt and 5 yards to David Dudchock.


Sports Illustrated has the latest.

The Trojans' spring practices ended with no clear favorite in the three-man race to replace four-year starting quarterback Matt Barkley. Wittek went 12 for 17 but also threw two interceptions to safety Demetrius Wright, while freshman Max Browne added one TD pass.

Kessler was the sharpest passer in the Coliseum scrimmage, hitting Marqise Lee for two of the Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver's three TD catches. Lee had eight catches for 148 yards, and Nelson Agholor added seven catches for 106 yards and two scores.