Pac-12 Announcer Glen Parker
August 10, 2012, 1:54 pm
The Pac-12 Network will be launching on August 15. With seven networks devoted solely to the Pac-12, one national and six regional, fans can finally connect to their favorite teams everywhere 24-7. Joining guest host Bernard Bokenyi on the Sports Insider is Lead Announcer for the Pac-12 network and former Arizona Wildcat Glen Parker.
As a former Wildcat, Parker had a few thoughts to offer on where Arizona can go from here. Namely that they focus on recruiting against the beast of USC. Over the past three years, Arizona has slowly switched gears from a defensive team into an offensive one just for that purpose.
Parker and Bernard continue their talk, with a focus on the nearly inevitable match up of USC vs Oregon. Bernie has both of those teams on his radar for a rematch, but Parker warns listeners not to jump to conclusions, either team is capable of injury.
Although when analyzing both USC and Oregon, Parker went on to say both teams have the best systems, coaches, and rosters. So if everything goes as expected, we should definitely see this rematch.
The key factor for the Ducks will be Deanthony Thomas. Glen Parker went as far as to say that when Thomas gets the ball, other teams, "Hold their breath". All signs are pointing to a Heisman nomination for Deanthony. He was very good last year, and is only a few small plays from being the best offensive threat in college football this season.
Glen and Bernie also touch on Beavers' coach Mike Riley, and whether or not it's time to let him go. If the fans stop showing up, it is time for the administration to make a change.
Listen below to hear Glen Parker's thoughts, and be sure to always check 750thegame.com for more updates and tweets on Oregon Duck Football. Also, be sure to tune into the Pac-12 network September 8th for the first Ducks game of the season.