It would at least narrow the gap with Alabama, who would still sit comfortably atop the rankings even if the Dawgs were to add Walker Lyons, a Top247 tight end from California. Of the top 150 players in the 247Sports prospect rankings, only four are uncommitted: Robinson and four-star QB Jaden Rashada.
Analysis: Few are doing it better at such a young age in recruiting than Oregon second-year coach Dan Lanning, but there has been a lot of volatility and movement in the Ducks' class this year. He's going to have players around him, but the other big wins for Klieman were on the defensive side of the ball.
Count Saturday Blitz’ Connor Muldowney out on former Auburn football quarterback Bo Nix being a legitimate Heisman candidate in the 2023 season at Oregon, mainly due to the loss of Kenny Dillingham and the fact that he’ll be on his third offensive coordinator in as many seasons. According to Muldowney, Nix won’t fall off a cliff, but he isn’t worth throwing in a Heisman futures bet on:
The Alabama Crimson Tide women’s basketball team had a hectic week, playing two undefeated and top-five ranked teams in a span of six days. In the end, it was veteran guard Hannah Barber who sank a three-pointer with under 10 seconds to go to give Alabama the lead for good.
For years, the West has been the stronger of the two conference divisions. Until Ole Miss can win big games in November, they are still a second tier program.
His pro-style spread offense has been crucial in Georgia winning back-to-back National Championships. In 2022, Bennett became the first quarterback in Georgia football history to throw for over 4,000 passing yards in a season.
If I was a betting man, I would not think that he becomes Alabama’s next DC but a position as analyst is possible. It would not be a big issue if Alabama had to fire him from that spot.
Analysis: Nix had a solid but unspectacular three years as a starter at Auburn, compiling a 20-13 record with 39 TDs and 16 INTs, but he was re-born in Oregon with first-year coach Dan Lanning. Look for more of the same in his fifth year as a starter.
Washington’s 2016 team remains the last Pac-12 team to make it into the CFP, and it remains to be seen whether any of the current crop can survive the weekly grind that conference play has become to make it into the final four-team playoff before expansion thankfully arrives in 2024. As dazzling as Williams can be with the ball in his hands (and he needs it plenty given the Trojans’ anemic defense), he’s far from the only one who could be ticketed to New York at the end of the season.
Nix was a stud for the Ducks in 2022, and getting him back for another season was a coup for coach Dan Lanning. He wasn't used as much as a receiver in 2022 as 2021, but it's a part of his game that NFL teams will appreciate.