If you missed Dave's piece on the state of the basketball team, make sure to scroll down and check it out. On to the quack!
- With college baseball officially over after South Carolina won the college world series, Baseball America released their final poll of the season. Oregon came in 25th, joining Pac-10 teams UCLA (2), ASU (4), and WSU (24). It really can't be understated just how great of a job Horton and his team did this year, improving in every aspect of the game and exceeding all expectations.
- The Prefontaine classic is this weekend, and Andrew Wheating will don his Oregon uniform for the last time at Hayward Field as he competes in the Bowerman Mile. It will be a tough race for Andrew as he faces 7 of the top 10 milers from 2009, and will get a chance to compete against the best of the best.
- Ted Miller is continuing to count down the top players in the Pac-10, and LaMichael James comes in at #3. LMJ will come in behind Jacquizz Rodgers in a preseason poll yet again. Is everyone gonna make me beat this horse all season? James is the best back in the Pac-10, the only back (that's returning) that couldn't be stopped, and made plays like this to get his team to the Rose Bowl. I would take him over any back in the Pac-10, and it's not even close.
- Cougfan is continuing his analysis of possibility of an Oregon/WSU game at Qwest Field, and has an alternative that will make many Duck fans happy: make is OSU/WSU instead. This would obviously be a financial benefit to both schools. Cougfan also has a few other alternatives if Oregon balks at WSU's offer, including playing only WSU home games of the series in Seattle, and continuing the status quo of WSU playing non-conference games there.
- Rivals.com has looks at the teams around the country breaking in new QBs, and Oregon is discussed. While there is obvious concern breaking in a new QB, they seem optimistic, due in large part to the offensive line, which could be the "best in the nation."
- Finally, a bit of recruiting news. The QB carousel continues as touted QB Brock Berglund commited to Colorado yesterday. Berglund was being pursued by UCLA, who is also in the race for Arizona QB Brett Hundley, along with Oregon and Washington. With Oregon already have two (possibly three) QB commits, Berglund steering clear of UCLA may not bode well for Oregon's chances to pick up Hundley.
Have a Happy 4th of July weekend everyone. GO DUCKS!