If there’s one thing I know about the 2015 season and which conference is undecided, it’s certainly the PAC-12. That is usually how things are every year with that conference. In the last ten seasons, there has been five different teams to win the conference championship and it is looking the conference will be the toughest to get out of in 2015.
Bruce Feldman gave his predictions for the upcoming season to Fox Sports and you would probably be surprised who he has winning the championship this year. Okay, maybe not.
Right now, Feldman is pretty high on the Oregon Ducks, granted Vernon Adams Jr. can play this season. Adams ran into a snag with one of his classes at Eastern Washington and the team must wait until Thursday to find out if he actually graduated from the university.
Feldman feels that if Adams can play this year, the Ducks are above and beyond the rest of the conference.
Feldman feels the South division is not as secure. Out of UCLA, USC, Arizona, and Arizona State, he feels the Trojans have the best shot of getting to the championship game with the leadership of Cody Kessler. However, he does feel like any one of those four teams can get to the championship game this season.
Feldman made a huge statement regarding the Bruins and their quarterback situation. The Bruins return a starter in every position but behind center after Brett Hundley graduated and left for the NFL. He feels as though the younger of the two competing guys will get the job done.
But touted freshman Josh Rosen is the most talented quarterback the Bruins have had since Troy Aikman. Rosen has good size and a terrific arm, but it’s his intelligence that will really enable him to overtake Jerry Neuheisel.
That is a pretty bold statement to say that Rosen is as good as one of the best quarterbacks in team history. If Feldman truly believes that Rosen is that good, then the Bruins should have no problem coming out of the South.
Feldman also had some interesting things to say about Cal’s quarterback Jared Goff.
Cal’s Jared Goff, a 6-4, 215-pound junior with good feet and superb accuracy, is one of the best QBs in the country. He also would be one of my first picks if I were drafting college players in a Fantasy League format. Goff (35 TDs, 7 INTs in 2014) plays in a wide-open system with a good crew of wideouts, and the Bears’ D is still really, really shaky, so expect a lot of shootouts — and some very gaudy stat lines.
The 2015 season is shaping up to be an exciting one and it is just around the corner. While the PAC-12 might not be the best conference in all of football, it is easily going to be one of the most competitive this year.
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