Takeaway: After firing Jon Embree following just two seasons - a highly unusual move - the Buffaloes turn to the former San Jose State coach, who figures to use the Pistol offense to try to improve an offense was No. 117 in scoring last year. He has a tall task in fixing the nation's worst defense, too.
Greg Hansen's Video Notebook ... on a Pac-12 dream date on Saturday
Star columnist Greg Hansen checks in from Las Vegas with sports editor Ryan Finley and delivers his thoughts on Arizona State's flub against Stanford and the best-case scenario for the conference's national standing being an Arizona-UCLA, 1-2 matchup for the tournament title on Saturday.