Mornin', Quack Addicts. Here's your morning fix. As always, please feel free to post any other interesting links you find in the comments:
- As dvieira pointed out in the comments of yesterday's link summary, it sounds like Tajuan and Ernie are ready to move on from Saturday's confrontation that resulted in Porter's benching. Kent also said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate any lineup changes heading into this weekend's home stand against the Washington schools.
- More on Oregon hoops: The Oregonian's John Hunt discusses the Ducks' plus-minus ratings, a statistic that measures how each player affects his team's success while on the court and while off the court. It seems he used the results of this statistic for another story, which points to Oregon's reserves earning more minutes.
- Good news in regards to Ducks football: Walter Thurmond III has decided to return for his senior season, but still no word on Jairus Byrd.
- And, more recruiting news (thanks to JShufelt, who posted this tidbit in the comments of yesterday's Morning Quack): The Register-Guard's Rob Moseley reports 4-star linebacker Michael Clay of San Jose has committed to Oregon. According to ESPN.com, the Ducks now have 10 verbal commitments from high school seniors, and six JC transfers, three of whom have signed (DE Zac Clark, DT Andrew Iupati and DT Terrance Montgomery).
- And even more recruiting news: Greg Biggins, ESPN's West recruiting blogger, reports OL Jamaal Burrell checked out Oregon this past weekend, and it sounds like he was impressed. Burrell says, "I couldn't believe their rehab room. They have three mini pools that you can run in and everything was just so high tech looking." Thanks, Uncle Phil!
- After the news broke yesterday that Bellotti and Kelly were set to interview former Tennessee QB Tee Martin, The Oregonian's Ken Goe asks whether hiring Martin is such a good idea, pointing to his thin resume and scandalous past. All I can say is Taj Boyd better be worth it.
Again, feel free to post any links you find throughout the day. And of course, GO DUCKS!