Welcome to what we unashamedly believe will become the next great college football vertical. This is Pac-12 DieHards and it’s our privilege to bring you everything you need to know about the Pac-12 Conference.
In our opinion, some of the best football in the country is played when the sun goes down. The Pac-12’s brand of thrilling, back-and-forth play has come to define it as the most exciting conference in the nation. And if you’re east of Boulder, Colo., you might not even realize it. But we’re here to change that.
From game-winning Hail Mary TDs, to 100-point games with more than 1,000 yards of offense, to an unprecedented 12-point swing on one play, to an FBS record-setting 8-TD explosion, the Pac-12 has it all. You never know what you’re going to get week to week, and that’s why fans love it. That’s why it keeps them not on the edge of their seats but often completely out of them.
The conference is poised to make noise again this season with much-hyped USC leading the way. Led by Heisman contender Sam Darnold, the Trojans are riding a nine-game win streak. With loads of talent on both sides of the ball, they are one of the favorites to make the College Football Playoff.
Speaking of the playoff, if you had Washington penciled in before the start of last season, you were in rare company. But Chris Petersen is building a powerhouse in Seattle, and the Huskies will no doubt be in the hunt again.
Perennial conference toppers Stanford and Oregon also are looking to get back into the national conversation. New Ducks coach Willie Taggart brings his no-nonsense style from South Florida and is trying to rebuild a program that has fallen on hard times in the post-Marcus Mariota era. Oregon has hired from outside its program for the first time in more than 30 years. We will see if a new regime equals success.
Not to be outdone in the rebuilding category, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre helped orchestrate one of the most surprising seasons in recent memory with the Buffaloes shocking the world and winning the Pac-12 South last season. Though they’ve lost a lot on defense, their offense will be one of the league’s best. Will #TheRise continue to even greater heights, or will the Buffs have a fall back to earth?
Great players making great plays. That’s what defines the Pac-12. We’ll be on top of it all with breaking news as it happens, as well as the recruiting news fans need to know. We’re excited about being here to follow the action with you and privileged that you will take this journey with us.