Breathe, people. It will all be over soon. I mean the week, by the way, not the recent media shitstorm that's hit Eugene. That's only just beginning. Care for a little Morning Quack Fix? Hell, make it a double:
- The big news yesterday was the Kelly v. Canzano Magical Media Tour Showdown Face-off Extravaganza. First Oregon head coach Chip Kelly appeared on ESPN's Outside the Lines, followed by an appearance from Oregonian columnist John Canzano (both clips embedded after the jump). Then, Kelly gave an interview on Canzano's local talk radio show, the Bald Faced Truth. Now the pundits will help us clear the air. The Oregonian's John Hunt thinks Kelly was defensive. Canzano has a few post-interview thoughts as well. SI.com's Stewart Mandel, on the other hand, comes to Kelly's defense. My head's still spinning.
- Meanwhile, Conquest Chronicles' Paragon SC wonders why ESPN or OTL haven't covered the nearly 30 arrests involving Florida football players the past four years. Or the 30 Georgia players, 21 Tennessee players, and 13 Florida State players arrested in the same span. Sounds like a story for Deadspin.
- And, of course, the offseason drama continues: St. Bonaventure High School has been forced to forfeit it's 2009 season due to an ineligible player. And it just so happens that player is Oregon recruit Troy Hill. The good news here is that Oregon's compliance office discovered the error and notified St. Bonaventure immediately. It is still unclear how this will affect Hill's scholarship or collegiate eligibility.
- A couple ex-Ducks chimed in on the recent slew of off-field issues: Reggie Jordan, Jordan Kent and Josh Wilcox each offered The Oregonian's Aaron Fentress their thoughts. It's always great getting the different perspectives of former players.
- According to the Spokesman-Review, former Oregon athletic director Bill Moos is set to become Washington State's new AD. Moos, who held the post at Oregon from 1995 to 2007, was an all-conference lineman with the Cougars in 1972 and has been living on his ranch about an hour north of Pullman since leaving Oregon two years ago.
- In his weekly college hoops column, Forde Minutes, ESPN.com's Pat Forde writes that Oregon head coach Ernie Kent "should find a ride to work." As he so aptly puts it, "If you're last in this league, you're awful." I don't think I can argue with him on that.
- Looking to catch a little Oregon baseball action, but aren't sure if you'll make it out to PK Park? You're in luck. The Oregon Sports Network will air 13 Oregon baseball games on Comcast SportsNet Northwest this spring. The first game to air will be the Ducks' matchup with Washington on Tuesday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast team will consist of Joe Giansante and former Oregonian and Portland Tribune columnist Dwight Jaynes.
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