The lingering question surrounding the Pac-12 — when will it get its media rights deal done? — isn’t expected to have any significant answers this week.

That means, instead, that players and coaches can focus on what’s most important — talking football — when the conference holds its Pac-12 football media day in Las Vegas on Friday.

There are plenty of strong talking points surrounding the league in regard to the 2023 season — as many as five Pac-12 teams could be ranked in the top 25 to start the year, and there is a strong group of returning quarterbacks, led by Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams from USC.

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That doesn’t mean, of course, that the media rights deal won’t garner its share of attention during the day.

Pac-12 football media day at a glance

  • When: Friday, July 21. 
  • Where: Resorts World Las Vegas.
  • On TV: Pac-12 Network.
  • Streaming: Pac-12 Insider, the Pac-12 Now app and on Pac-12.com.

What to watch for during Pac-12 football media day

All times listed are Mountain Daylight Time

Friday’s schedule

  • 9 a.m. MDT: Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff’s address. Topics that are expected to be discussed include an update on the Pac-12 media rights deal, the depth of the conference this season, and the departure of USC and UCLA next season.
  • 9:45 a.m.: Utah head coach and player availability, with coach Kyle Whittingham, quarterback Cam Rising and safety Cole Bishop.
  • 10:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m.: Head coach and player availability for USC (starts 10:20 a.m.), Stanford (10:55), Arizona (11:30), Washington State (12:05 p.m.) and Oregon State (12:40).
  • 2-4:55 p.m.: Head coach and player availability for Washington (starts 2 p.m.), Oregon (2:35), Arizona State (3:10), California (3:45), Colorado (4:20) and UCLA (4:55).

For Utah fans

Who is representing each school

Arizona

  • Coach Jedd Fisch.
  • QB Jayden de Laura.
  • CB Treydan Stukes.

Arizona State

  • Coach Kenny Dillingham.
  • TE Jalin Conyers.
  • DB Jordan Clark.

California

  • Coach Justin Wilcox.
  • OL Matthew Cindric.
  • LB Jackson Sirmon.

Colorado

  • Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly.
  • QB Shedeur Sanders.
  • CB/WR Travis Hunter.
  • Note: Head coach Deion Sanders will miss media day due to surgery and be replaced by Kelly, per Boulder Daily Camera’s Brian Howell.

Oregon

  • Coach Dan Lanning.
  • QB Bo Nix.
  • LB Jeffrey Bassa.

Oregon State

  • Coach Jonathan Smith.
  • WR Anthony Gould.
  • DB Kitan Oladapo.

Stanford

  • Coach Troy Taylor.
  • WR John Humphreys.
  • ILB Tristan Sinclair.

Utah

  • Coach Kyle Whittingham.
  • QB Cam Rising.
  • S Cole Bishop.

UCLA

  • Coach Chip Kelly.
  • OL Duke Clemons.
  • DL/LB Laiatu Latu.

USC

  • Coach Lincoln Riley.
  • QB Caleb Williams.
  • ILB Mason Cobb.

Washington

  • Coach Kalen DeBoer.
  • QB Michael Penix Jr.
  • LB Edefuan Ulofoshio.

Washington State

  • Coach Jake Dickert.
  • QB Cameron Ward.
  • EDGE Ron Stone Jr.