Pac-12 media days TV schedule

At Hollywood & Highland Center


10 a.m. — Larry Scott

10:55 a.m. — Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, OT JJ Dielman and DB Justin Thomas

11:31 a.m. — Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, WR Nate Phillips and DL Sani Fuimaono

11:57 a.m. — Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, OT Steven Moore and DE DeVante Wilson

12:08 p.m. — USC head coach Clay Helton, OT Zach Banner DB/WR Adoree' Jackson

12:58 p.m. — Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, RB Royce Freeman and LB Johnny Ragin

1:32 p.m. — Washington State head coach Mike Leach, WR Gabe Marks and LB Parker Henry


10:40 a.m. — Pac-12 VP of Officiating David Coleman

11:01 a.m. — Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre, QB Sefo Liufau and DB Chidobe Awuzie

11:27 a.m. — Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, WR Tim White and DL Tashon Smallwood

12:02 p.m. — Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen, WR Victor Bolden and P Nick Porebski

12:28 p.m. — UCLA head coach Jim Mora, OT Conor McDermott and LB Jayon Brown

1:04 p.m. — Washington head coach Chris Petersen, TE Darrell Daniels and DB Kevin King

1:29 p.m. — Stanford head coach David Shaw, RB Christian McCaffrey and DE Solomon Thomas


Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre and a pair of senior leaders will be on hand for Pac-12 media days Thursday and Friday at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif.

MacIntyre, entering his fourth season as the Buffaloes' head coach, will be joined during the two-day event by quarterback Sefo Liufau and defensive back Chidobe Awuzie.

The Pac-12 Networks will televise both days. Thursday begins at 10 a.m. MDT and Friday begins at 10:30 a.m. MDT.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott will hold a press conference to start Thursday's session. During that day, six teams — Arizona, California, USC, Oregon, Washington State and Utah — will be featured.

On Friday, Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Stanford and CU will be featured. The Buffs will be featured on the Pac-12 Network at 10 a.m. and on the main stage for a press conference at 1 p.m. MDT.

Fans in the Hollywood area are invited to attend. Fans in attendance can watch some of the media interaction with players and coaches, while also getting an opportunity to see the College Football Playoff trophy, Rose Bowl trophy and Pac-12 championship game trophy.

BuffZone.com will provide coverage from both days of the event.

Olver eager to become a Buff

On June 28, Sebastian Olver decided he wanted to become a Colorado Buffalo. The tight end/defensive end from Marin Catholic H.S. in Kentfield, Calif., is still on cloud nine over his choice.

"I couldn't have picked a better place," said Olver, a three-star recruit for the 2017 class. "Everything about Boulder is perfect and I'm just glad I made the decision and that's where I'm going to be going to school for four years and playing football on a great college team."

Olver participated in a camp at CU in June and also visited Arizona, Indiana, Oregon, Purdue and Washington State. CU and the town of Boulder stood out from the beginning, though.

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Olver came to United States a year ago and has just one year of American football under his belt. It was an impressive first season, though, and Oliver is looking to get even better.

"I think this year I'm going to be able to develop," he said. "I'm going into my senior year of high school and this year I'm going to be able to see what type of player I'm going to turn out to be, but Boulder, I don't think there's a better place I could have gone where I could develop my game under some great coaches and great facilities."

Neither Olver nor the CU coaches know if he'll play offense or defense (he's also an exceptional punter), but he's not concerned.

"Honestly, I'll be a cheerleader if they want me to," he said. "I'll play wherever they want me to. I just want to help out.

"I just wanted to be a part of Boulder; I wanted to be a part of something special."

Eyeing the Buffs

Walker Culver is still a long way from making his college choice, but he's now got his first scholarship offer. An offensive tackle from Chattanooga, Tenn., Culver recently visited CU and got an offer from the Buffs.

"It's very exciting. I was very honored and truly happy," the 6-foot-5, 246-pound Culver said.

Culver said he loved the beauty of Boulder, as well as the facilities and the coaches.

"I thought (head coach Mike MacIntyre) had very good values for his whole team and what he expects," Culver said. "I was just very impressed with pretty much everything about it."

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.