If you missed the Fiesta Bowl last night, you didn't miss out on much football. But you did miss out on this, and LSUFreek then does what he does best. As far as actual news goes, well, the quack's a bit sparse today. But here's what we got.
- The 2010 football schedule was released, and the Ducks will have two weekday home games. The first is against UCLA on a Thursday night (ESPN will nationally televise), on October 21st. This actually sets up quite nicely for the Ducks, as it comes after a bye week, and gives the Ducks a couple extra days to prepare for @USC the next weekend. Oregon will also play Arizona at home the day after Thanksgiving. While I would much rather see Saturday games than Thursday games, I don't have a problem with these moves. The UCLA move benefits the Ducks schedule, lessening the difficulty a bit, while I have no problem with any moves made during the Thanksgiving weekend.
- We're less than a month away from signing day, and while Duck fans took Dominique Easley's commitment to Florida pretty hard, the Ducks are still after a large number of quality guys, including the top two running backs in the nation. One recruit flying under the radar a bit it Erick Dargan, who Duck Territory mentions in a (paid) recruiting update. Dargan has been incredibly quiet, but the Ducks are after him, and he would fit very well as a safety in the Ducks system. The Ducks already have a very complete and balanced recruiting class, and a few big commits during the next few weeks could easily push this to be the best class in school history.
- Greg Biggins has a note today on 4* ATH Anthony Jefferson, who appears to have Oregon near the top of his list. Oregon is shaping up to have a very strong secondary class this year, which is always good news.
- The Ducks also picked up three JC commits, and all (TE Brandon Williams, OL Ryan Clanton, DL Isaac Remington) are on campus in preparation for winter conditioning. This is an exciting group, and the extra time will really benefit Williams and Remington, who could see a good deal of action next year. Moseley also notes in this post that the Ducks should hear soon on the status of Tyrece Gaines and whether or not he will be able to count 2009 as a redshirt year despite playing during the onside kick during the Purdue game.
- BCS hatred is in full swing, and there's now a Political Action Committee (PAC) to go along with it. They ran a pretty great ad during the Fiesta Bowl last night.
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