The Pac 12 “regular” season, if that’s what you want to call it, is over. It was anything but regular, with enough twists to start a pretzel company.
Anyway, here are a few flash-quote reflections, observations and awards: These are listed in the precise order they spilled out of my brain.
House Hunters Renovations’ team of the mid-century modern: Colorado. Eight conference wins are three more than the Buffs’ won in their first five seasons in the Pac 12.
Coach of the (Duh) Year: Mike MacIntyre. This was the easiest call out of Colorado since weed legalization. And the rest of the country is high if it doesn’t name Coach Mac national coach of the year.
Sports Information Director’s cut-up award: Colorado’s Dave Plati, who answered Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s refusal to release a game-week depth chart by putting out his own that included the likes of Elmer Fudd and Austin Powers. The fact that Harbaugh didn’t think it was funny made it even funnier.
Larry Scott Courage Award: Larry Scott
Player of the year: Jake Browning, Washington. The league’s best QB “Jake” since a snake-like creature slithered at Arizona State. Browning boasts a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 40-to-7 on the nation’s No.4 team.
Best individual all-around performance by a USC player last Saturday against Notre Dame trying to make a late bid for the Heisman Trophy even though it’s probably too late especially now that the Trojans aren’t going to the Pac 12 title game: Adoree’ Jackson.
Two Clay Helton decisions that cost USC a shot in the college football playoff.
1: “Max Browne is our starting quarterback.”
2: “Punt, Trojans, Punt!” The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.