The offseason is a time for rankings and predictions. Whether it's ranking all the FBS teams or betting future win totals. Player rankings are another common feature during the summer months. Pacific Takes took their turn in the offseason fun, ranking the Pac-12 quarterbacks from one to 12.
Quarterback is a loaded position in the conference with a pair of likely future first-round picks headlining the list. Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley are probably going to be the one-two on most rankings. The rest of the list is where things really get interesting. Pacific Takes slotted Connor Halliday in at No. 6 and had this to say about the WSU signal caller:
No one in the conference more frequently tosses the ball to the other team, but Halliday can also fill up passing yards and touchdowns along with wins, leading the way for the Cougars' turnaround in 2013. He still needs to rein in his gunslinging ways, but his ability to sling it is one of the reasons that the Cougars have taken the next step under Mike Leach.
At first glance, No. 6 appears to be in the right range. If I were making a list, I'd probably have Halliday at No. 5, ahead of Kevin Hogan and would consider putting him at No. 4. If Halliday plays all of 2014 like he did the second-half of 2013, he could easily finish the year he could play his way into the N0. 3 spot on the postseason version of this list.
How would you rank the Pac-12 quarterbacks?
Pac-12 football returning offensive line starts: North Division - ESPN
Notes: OT Gunnar Eklund and OG Joe Dahl started every game last season. Though three starters need to be replaced, including center Elliott Bosch, the unit's unquestioned leader, there's a general feeling of optimism because the line should be much bigger than it was the past two years. Still, this will be a young crew next fall.
Pac-12 2014 Positional Rankings: Quarterbacks: Mariota and Hundley battle for top spot - Pacific Takes
6. Connor Halliday Sr. Washington State No one in the conference more frequently tosses the ball to the other team, but Halliday can also fill up passing yards and touchdowns along with wins, leading the way for the Cougars' turnaround in 2013. He still needs to rein in his gunslinging ways, but his ability to sling it is one of the reasons that the Cougars have taken the next step under Mike Leach.
Monday fast forward: Nevada - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - June 9, 2014
This is the second installment of a series of weekly previews I'll be doing this summer on the Washington State football team's 2014 opponents. Our Nevada preview is after the jump.
Ian Hamilton Received Second All-America Honor - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University’s Ian Hamilton was named a 2014 Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), Monday.