The question is not even completed, and Oregon coach Mark Helfrich just laughs.
If Pac-12 fans somehow needed more proof that the league doesn’t get the respect it deserves nationally, it came this week.
Three head coaches are in their first Pac-12 conference seasons, and four more are at the helm for just their second seasons. As we approach the bulk of the Pac-12 conference schedule, refresh your memory on the men in charge at each school.
LAS VEGAS — At halftime, 12 cabs lined up outside the press box at Sam Boyd Stadium. Three more arrived at the next light change off Broadbent Boulevard. Then a few more, until I stopped counting.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre wasn’t a part of 21 losses in 25 games. He didn’t live through a one-win season, and he was nowhere near Eugene, Ore., when the Buffaloes gave up 70 points to Oregon last season.
FORT HUACHUCA - Rich Rodriguez stormed off Bujalski Field on Saturday night at a pace that even running back Ka'Deem Carey would have a tough time keeping up with.
Running back Ka'Deem Carey takes a handoff from quarterback B.J. Denker during Arizona's practice at the Fort Huachuca Army installation.
Shaquille Richardson follows his blockers during a kickoff drill at Arizona's football practice at Fort Huachuca. The team will run through an obstacle course today with soldiers.
FORT HUACHUCA - Jake Smith came to fall camp with a job to win.
Fifth-year senior walk-on Jake Smith came to camp to battle for the starting kicking job, but is now a factor in the punting position as well. I'm happy with either," Smith said. "Would it be cool to do everything? Yeah."
Oregon State head football coach Mike Riley opens practice up to fans and the media.
The upset of the Pac-12 football season is already in the books and it has nothing to do with Arizona over Oregon or even Washington State playing in the Rose Bowl.
TEMPE - Call Arizona State the school of "Hard Knocks."
Max Wittek, a front-runner in the battle to be USC's quarterback, will try to help the Trojans bounce back from a 7-6 season in 2012.
It's time for a Pac-12 quarterback roll call.
TEMPE - When Todd Graham was a boy in Mesquite, Texas, he'd watch the Rose Bowl on an old black and white television.
Quarterback Jesse Scroggins, a USC transfer, has a shot to be the starter when Arizona opens its season against NAU on Aug. 30.
Wildcats receiver Garic Wharton is expected to see an increase in playing time after catching 19 passes for 264 yards in 2012.
Offensive linemen Jacob Arzouman, left, and Beau Boyster, right, will battle with Steven Gurrola to be the team's starting center this season.
Who knows how long it will last, but when the Arizona Wildcats take the field tonight at 6:30 for their first practice of fall camp, they will be on coach Rich Rodriguez's good side.