Quack Fix: More on Ernie Kent, the Pac-10 tournament and a baseball conference honor

I had to get the fix up early today, so I hope this is enough to get you through your morning.  If not, you can always get creative and contribute to this week's Tako Tuesday.

  • Bob Clark writes that Ernie Kent has informed his players that he has been fired.  In another piece, Clark takes a look at what it might cost to hire Kent's replacement.  The first half of the article is an obligatory discussion on Mark Few.  Clark ends with a list of potential replacement candidates, many of which we have been discussing here.  Of note, he does list P.J. Carlesimo as a "Just in case" option, so maybe Canzano is on to something....or maybe not.
  • Top Oregon high school basketball prospect Terrence Jones hasn't removed the Ducks from his top 5, but says that, ""I'll have to start over with Oregon."  Even if Oregon were to make a huge splash with a head coach hire, the (presumably) slim chance of signing Jones seems to have all but disappeared.  
  • With the Pac-10 tournament starting on Wednesday, Bob Clark writes about how the tournament is providing hope for six conference teams that an NCAA bid is still possible.  Clark also includes his weekly conference ranking and Oregon is fifth.   
  • In yesterday's quack fix, Jared mentioned the Ducks completing a four-game sweep of Fresno State.  Today the Pac-10 named Oregon catcher Eddie Rodriguez as player of the week.  Overall, the Ducks went 5-1 over the last week with Rodriguez leading the Oregon offense with 11 hits.  Rodriguez is the first Duck to earn player of the week honors since the sport was reinstated.
  • The All-Conference teams for men's basketball were announced yesterday, and the only Duck named was E.J. Singler as a honorable mention selection to the All-Freshmen team.  Not all that surprising that no other Ducks made the cut.
  • In Track and Field news, the Ducks will send 25 athletes to the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this year.  The women's team is headlined by a top seed in the distance medley relay and the men's team by top-seeded Andrew Wheating (800 meters), Ashton Eaton (heptathlon) and the distance medley.

And, after the jump, there are a few video clips.   Go Ducks!

Kent: On his future and the Pac-10 Tournament

KVAL has a short visual essay on Mac Court:


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