Good morning, Quack Addicts. I'm doing the Quack Fix this morning, so what? Got a problem? In all seriousness, since there weren't any last weekend, I didn't know if we ha anyone doing them on the weekends anymore, so I thought I'd do one this morning. Anyway, onto the quack:
- The baseball Ducks dropped a heartbreaker to Oregon St. in 10 innings last night. Both Tyler Anderson and Oregon St. starting pitcher Greg Peavey had excellent starts, but errors ultimately killed the Ducks in the 10th inning. Hopefully Horton and the Ducks will rebound today, especially with Justin LaTempa on the mound.
- The Duck softball team lost an error-plagued 8-3 decision to #3 Arizona last night. Through 6 innning, the game was deadlocked in a 1-1 tie, but the Ducks stunningly gave up 7 unearned runs in the 7th inning, and were unable to recover. The Ducks will try to shake off this loss and go for a win today at 1 P.M. at Howe Field.
- Dana Altman has added Brian Fish, a longtime Creighton assistant to his staff at Oregon. Fish is known as a tireless recruiter who has experience with recruiting the West Coast. He thinks that Oregon is a program that is "ready to explode"-good words to hear from a person that has seen the potential in our program looking from the outside in.
- Scout.com's Chris Courtney has an interview ($) with ILamar Dawson, a 4 star linebacker recruit who seems to be interested in becoming a Duck. It would certainly be nice to pick up a linebacker recruit of this caliber in 2011, especially after the loss of both Spencer Paysinger and Casey Matthews.
- Speaking of Duck football, the Oregon athletic department has released details concerning Chip Kelly's trip to the Middle East. Although the press release doesn't include many details due to security concerns, Chip will be a busy man, visiting at least 8 countries in 9 days. Other coaches attending include Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville and Illinois's Ron Zook.
- Bleacher Report's Jeffery Fann thinks that the Oregon football team will be a disappointment in the 2010 season. Apparently he believes that our whole football team's hopes at a Pac-10 title rested on one player. Take note, people, this is why I (and plenty of other people, I'm sure) cannot take this website seriously.
Alright, Quackheads. That's enough quack for today. Let's hope our softball and baseball teams will get a a couple of wins today. GO DUCKS!