Media v. Coaches

Embedded image permalinkSo it is always popular to bash the media but at least among Pac-12 media, there is a difference between it and the nation’s coaches. Why? Because USC is picked to win the Pac-12 over Oregon but ranked five spots below the Ducks in the coaches’ poll (No. 5 vs. 10).

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USC Picked To Win Pac-12 In Media Preseason Poll

For the first time since 2012, USC is picked to win the Pacific-12 Conference in the annual media preseason poll. The Trojans were selected by 21 voters to win the conference while Oregon received 17 votes.

Arizona State received three votes, UCLA two and Stanford one.

USC was also an overwhelming pick to win the Pac-12 South Division, with 32 votes. Arizona State received 7 votes while UCLA received six.

Full results after the jump:

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Norm Chow Compares Max Wittek To Carson Palmer

Washington State Cougars vs USC Trojans

Hawaii coach Norm Chow compared his starting QB, Max Wittek, to another former USC QB he coached, Carson Palmer.

“Max has tremendous physical skills, he’s very accurate, has great anticipation. He just needs to continue working on his footwork and staying alive in the pocket . . . But his anticipation with the ball and his understanding of defenses is where it needs to be.”

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