It's a quiet post-Easter Monday for Quack. But with Opening Day and the Championship game tonight, I'm sure you'll stay busy.
- UO President Richard Lariviere has scheduled a "media availability" for Tuesday. George Schroeder says it's about time. Schroeder's latest piece is more an argument against the lack of transparency at the University, who have been typically slow in responding to information requests. But as state officials are curious about Bellotti resignation, it's best for Lariviere to speak up.
- Spring practice has been going very well so far, and one aspect that has really stuck out to me is the attitude of the team. LaMichael James' response to his legal problems was excellent, and the attitude of hard work and coming together as a team is widespread. D.J. Davis talked with AJ Jacobson after Saturday's practice. D.J. has been through a lot during his first few years, but he's got the attitude to excel in his senior season, and I'm looking forward to see what he can do in 2010.
- It's never too early to start talking recruiting, and not only was this weekend a competition day for football, but it was also Junior Day, as high school juniors from all over visited Eugene. In-state stars DL Brennan Scarlett and LB Colt Lyerla were on hand. Oregon is going hard after both, and obviously have a foot in the door, but neither has set leaders at this point. Also in town was 2012 recruit OL Zach Banner out of Lakewood, Washington. Though only a sophomore, he's 6'7" and 300 pounds. You can be sure the northwest competition for him will be fierce. In a bit of national recruiting news, Duck Territory is reporting (paid article) Oregon is pursuing LB Tony Steward out of St. Augustine, Florida. It doesn't look like Oregon recruiting will be slowing down anytime soon.
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