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Right in the middle of a nice Dodgers surge, Pac 12 football media day called at Sony Studios in my old neighborhood of Culver City where as a kid I tried sneaking into what was then the MGM studio lot. So at least this time as I was legally on their invite list…if Clark Gable only knew!
My main reason for attending was to get preview thoughts from UCLA and USC’s head coaches and invited players. But I was also interested in chatting with Stanford head coach David Shaw who I’ve greatly admired since he took over for Jim Harbaugh. The last time I dealt with Coach Shaw was after his impressive win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl and I wanted to catch up and get the latest from him.
Shooting the bull with Coach Mora
UCLA coach Jim Mora:
Towering under Anthony Barr
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr:
UCLA OL Xavier Sua-Filo:
Coach Kiffin wasn’t in the mood to give me much real insight
USC coach Lane Kiffin:
chatting with Marqise Lee
USC WR Marqise Lee:
USC LB Hayes Pullard:
Stanford Coach David Shaw roundtable discussion:
Somewhere under the rainbow at Sony Studios
MORE TO COME SHORTLY INCLUDING MY 1 on 1 with ex-Oregon QB Joey Harrington