Well, it has been a rough week. The Stanford loss has really seemed to take the wind out of all our sails. However, basketball starts tonight, and the football team can get back on track tomorrow night, so let's get to today's quack.
The Oregonian has a preview of the men's basketball team, and focuses on the team looking for redemption. Also, with the depth the Ducks have, they will have a ten man rotation and look to wear other teams out with that depth. The Ducks start the regular season tonight against Winston-Salem State. The RG also has a preview of the basketball team.
- Andy Katz of ESPN is also feeling optimistic about the Ducks, pegging them as one of his ten programs that will rise in 2010. Katz claims that the Ducks have the talent to finish as high as 3rd in the Pac-10, and will likely battle with OSU, UCLA and Arizona to finish in the 3-6 range.
- Adam Jude of the RG has a piece this morning on D.J. Davis, who has stepped up as one of Oregon's top receivers. Davis has struggled with injuries, but in finally able to make an impact on the field, and one way he's setting himself apart is his blocking, which has been outstanding this season.
All Pac-10 has their preview of the ASU game, and like most other prognosticators, just don't see ASU being able to score enough points to stick with Oregon. Bruce Feldman and Nick Daschel agree, both picking the Ducks by at least 4 TDs. Jason Vondersmith of the Portland Tribune expects it to be only a two score game, but still expects a Duck win.
- Unfortunately, one of the biggest recruits to visit during the USC game, Trovon Reed, has announced that he's going to Auburn. Reed was a long shot from the beginning, but the Ducks had really worked themselves into the mix. While it's frustrating when the Ducks miss out on these big recruits from the south, it's exciting that the Ducks have gotten some big visits. It's only a matter of time until this time starts to pay off in a big way.
That's all for now, as always, leave your comments and any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!