The Oregon Ducks returned to the Top 10 in the AP poll after their drubbing of Missouri State on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Ohio State Buckeyes fell out of the top 25 for the first time in nearly seven years.
The last time Pete Carroll saw Terrelle Pryor in person on the field was a Saturday night in Columbus in 2009. But his impressions of Pryor go back long before USC and Ohio State faced each other that night.
Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
The All-State Sugar Bowl has announced that University of Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is one of ten finalists for the Manning Award, given annually to the top quarterback in college football based on the entire season, including bowl games.
Oregon's potent offense met its match in Ohio State. The Ducks' spread-option bogged down in the Rose Bowl, and No. 7 Oregon lost 26-17 on Friday in its first appearance in Pasadena on New Year's Day since 1995.
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In the winter of 2008, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly worked hard to try and bring Terrelle Pryor to Oregon from Pennsylvania to run his spread attack. Pryor chose Ohio State, so Kelly went and found Jeremiah Masoli, who the Oregon coach calls "the...