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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Taggart realizes he only has the keys to Oregon's football machine because it broke down last season. So while the coach is eager for the opportunity to take charge of a marquee program, he clearly isn't afraid to make any major changes that he deems necessary to compete in the Pac-12.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was the brightest star at the Pac-12 Conference's two-day countdown to the upcoming season. Darnold is the odds-on favorite in Las Vegas to win the Heisman Trophy and is touted as the likely first-overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utes may have a new No. 1 receiver after former Oregon wideout Darren Carrington transferred to Utah. The university confirmed the senior is in Salt Lake City and will join the team but is not immediately able to be with the Utes on the field.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Petersen and Mike MacIntyre engineered two of the biggest breakthroughs in college football last season when they got Washington and Colorado into a Pac-12 title game matchup that absolutely nobody saw coming. Both coaches are going back to work this summer knowing they've lost the element of surprise. The next step for the Huskies and Buffaloes will be even more challenging than the dazzling runs that sent them past the conference's usual powers last year.

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