Utah's nonconference schedule featuring home games against Northern Colorado (Da Bears) and BYU, as well as a road trip to Utah State, is rated 10th (third easiest) in the Pac-12 by the Sporting News. USC was deemed to have the most difficult slate. The Trojans face Hawaii and Notre Dame at home. They also take a trip to Syracuse.

John White IV and Star Lotulelei are on the Athlon Sports preseason Pac-12 all-conference team.

— ESPN.com's Kevin Gemmell has put together a Pac-12 recruiting roundup.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott discusses the new college football playoff proposal on ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Show.

— They're playing football in the Great White North. Former Ute Paris Jackson is back for another season with the B.C. Lions.