Bye weeks are kind of boring, aren't they? Well, they're supposed to be, but fortunately there's a ton of Quack today. Enjoy your morning fix:
- The Pac-10's North-South divisional split is reportedly very close to being finalized, with a compromise from Cal and Stanford to join the Oregon and Washington schools in the North division the final hurdle. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott hopes to announce the plan following a scheduled meeting on Oct. 21 in San Francisco.
- ESPN Page 2's Gregg Easterbrook took a closer look at what he calls Oregon's "blur offense" in his Tuesday Morning Quarterback column. You might also learn a thing or two about the Pistol offense in the process.
- If you haven't read Sports Illustrated's "Confessions of an agent" story yet, definitely check it out. It takes a closer look at the relationships sports agents have with NCAA players from the perspective of former agent Josh Luchs. But it's also relevant to Duck fans: former Oregon wideout Keenan Howry plays a pretty important role in Luchs' story.
- The Oregonian's Ken Goe weighs in on Oregon's favorable first-half schedule. My guess is the road isn't going to get any easier.
- Head coach Chip Kelly seemed a bit testy with Rob Moseley during the Pac-10 teleconference yesterday morning. He's probably just bummed out like the rest of us since the Ducks don't play this weekend (and apparently he has a cold as well).
- If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the Ducks in person this season, ESPN 3D might be the next best thing. The new network will show its first West Coast game when they broadcast the Oregon-UCLA game from Autzen next Thursday.
- BCS Evolution takes an in-depth look at the Ducks in this week's BCS Profile. Speaking of the BCS, what are the chances Oregon ends up No. 1 on Sunday without even playing a game this weekend?
- Former Oregon hoops star Luke Jackson was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies yesterday after appearing in only one preseason game. Chances are Jackson will end up playing another season overseas.
- The Oregon men's golf team finished 12th at the PGA West yesterday after dropping 5 spots in the final round. The Ducks were bested by only one Pac-10 team, Cal, which won the event. Oregon will have a chance to redeem themselves against the Bears next week at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, CA.
- Have you started making your Christmas (or Hanukkah) lists yet? It's never too early. Just make sure to add the Mac Court commemorative book.
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