Good morning, Duck fans. There's not a whole lot out there on Oregon this morning, so use your quack wiseley.
- In perhaps the most unsurprising news of the year, Oregon did not land any players on the all-conference teams. The only realistic shots were probably TP getting an honorable mention or Dunnigan making the freshman team. Also of note, Lorenzo Romar earned coach of the year (deservedly so, in my opinion) over Craig Robinson.
- Bruce Feldman lists his top 10 football newcomers to watch in 2009. Coming in at #6 is LaMichael James. I am really excited to see what James can do this season as the second option at RB behind Blount. James, of course, is still recovering from shoulder surgery and will be held out of contact drills in the spring. He should be good to go in the fall, however.
- Ted Miller blogs about the state of the QB position in the Pac-10. Oregon and UW are the only schools to grade out as being in great shape heading ino spring practices. And, half the conference is rated as, "We'll see," because of a newcomer taking over or absolute ineptness last season. Miller blogs yet again on whether or not Bellotti will be back. Miller blogs that he is "still not sold" that Bellotti will return.
- Here's the hometown paper article about Jamil Wilson's verbal to come play at Oregon next year. If you haven't yet voted in Paul's poll about whether or not his (potential) signing will affect the job status of Kent, you can do so here.
- And, here's some bloggy notes from pac10rivalry.com about how the conference is faring early in baseball. Oregon is sits at 6-6, which is good for a fifth place tie (with UW). And, ASU looks really good early as they sit a top the conference with an 11-1 record.
- And, finally, Chamberlain Oguchi's new team (Illinois State) lost their conference champtionship game to Northern Iowa, most likely keeping them out of the NCAA tournament. They lost by 3 in overtime, which marked the third time they had lost to Northern Iowa this season -- all of which were close.
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