Quack Fix: Coach Kelly's tour abroad, baseball prepares for Portland and more on Crittle's transfer.

Not an abundance of quack today, so let's get right to it.

  • Rob Moseley has an article on Chip Kelly preparing for his trip to Europe and the Middle East.  Not only was Kelly recommended by a couple of his colleagues for the tour, he actually initiated contact and asked about visiting troops overseas before organizers had a chance to ask.
  • The baseball team righted the ship last week with an unblemished 4-0 record that kept them at #22 in the latest Baseball America poll.  Catcher Eddie Rodriguez was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after going  12-18 with two homeruns, nine RBI and scoring five runs.  He capped his performance by hitting for the cycle on Sunday.  Today, the Ducks take on Portland, a team that has not lost to the Ducks in four meetings since baseball was reinstated at Oregon.
  • Ron Bellamy takes a closer look at Josh Crittle's decision to transfer to UCF.  It sounds like playing time was the ultimate factor in Crittle's decision and he states that he might have made the same decision even if Ernie Kent had remained as head coach.  John Hunt also has a blog post up on Crittle's decision, including a note that there is still no word on the status of assistant coach Kenny Payne.  I wish Josh the best of luck at UCF and hope he can make the impact that he wants as a Knight.
  • Bob Rickert has a blog post up that takes a look at prep LB recruit Denzel Perryman, who says he will take an unofficial visit to Oregon this summer.  Perryman looks to have a slew of offers from a lot of high-profile schools and is listed as a 4-star recruit by Scout (unrated by Rivals, at this point).  
  • The Oregon softball team made the 64-team field of the NCAA tournament and will take on Auburn this Friday in the Atlanta regional.  Georgia Tech and Jacksonville State are the other two teams in the Ducks' bracket.

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