Posted: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
By Avinash Kunnath
Avinash Kunnath, Pacific Takes: What I was talking about a little bit was offenses, offensive schemes. Who would you think would be the most compelling team to watch? And who are you looking forward to watch the most this year? I'll start with you Ben.
Ben Haber, House of Sparky. Tough question. A lot of good teams in this conference this year. I think it's going to be a good race. But I think I'm really curious to see UCLA. I really like Brett Hundley. And I think they've won the Pac-12 South two years in a row. So a lot of pressure on them. And replacing Jonathan Franklin will be tough for them at the running back position. But I'm really excited to see what they can do.
AK: Jack, when you look at the new coaches and you look at the new schemes that are going on. Do you see like any matchups, any teams that could surprise this year?
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: I think like full-on surprise, I wouldn't say it would be huge because they wouldn't go from the bottom to the top of the conference. But I think USC might have a really really really big year that people aren't expecting. Just because they have so much talent. I know even though people don't have confidence in Kiffin, if they can get rolling at all, they can easily win ten games. They don't play Oregon, they have a decent schedule, not that tough.