In the off season, it is always fun to take a far look ahead and try to make predictions. Even though the makeup of some teams might completely change from now until the spring, let’s make one outlandish predictions about every team in the Pac-12.
Arizona: Nick Foles and Juron Criner will combine for more touchdown passes than any other quarterback/wide receiver.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils manage to survive South Division play with only one loss, take the first division title.
California: Because of the competition nipping at his heels, Brock Mansion finally transforms into the talented quarterback that scouts saw in him five years ago.
Colorado: Running back Rodney Stewart makes a name for himself and the Buffaloes, rushes for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Oregon: The Ducks lose three or more games in 2011 because their defense struggles to hold the leads provided by LaMichael James and Darron Thomas.
Oregon State: The Beavers will post back-to-back losing season for the first time since 1997-1998.
Stanford: Corner Back Delano Howell will lead the conference in interceptions and linebacker Shayne Skov will win Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
UCLA: Mere minutes after losing to USC in the final game of the 2011 season, Rick Neuheisel will get fired walking to his car in the parking lot.
USC: The Trojans’ defense finally “gets” what they are supposed to do when they are on the field, helps USC to a 10-win season.
Utah: The Utes will win five or less Pac-12 conference games in 2011.
Washington: Running back Chris Polk blazes the trail for the Huskies the entire year, finishes the season as the Pac-12’s leading rusher.
Washington State: The Cougars win two Conference games this season…hey, it could happen!