We're a mere 40 days away from Oregon football! That sure is a good feeling. On to today's quack.
- Has Jeremiah Masoli finally found a home? After his dramatic fall from Heisman Trophy contender to former QB, Masoli has sent his release papers to Ole Miss, which has been confirmed by Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt (pictured here in anticipation of Masoli's arrival). Ole Miss has some serious depth issues at QB after Jevan Snead's baffling decision to head to the NFL early (he went undrafted) and the recent announcement that talented freshman Raymond Cotton would be leaving for South Alabama, so Masoli would help fill an immediate need for the Rebels.
- SBNation's Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion takes a look at their QB situation, and how Masoli would fit in. Beggars can't be choosers, and it sounds like Rebel fans are willing to open their arms to Masoli if he can help them get some wins.
- The Pac-10 is gearing up for a big week, with Pac-10 media days starting tomorrow afternoon, and expansion meetings at the end of the week. In preparation for the expansion meetings, Jon Wilner helped put together a two part story on expansion. The first part discussed expansion as it relates to basketball, baseball, and other sports while the second part was all about football. The articles are full of quotes from ADs around the Pac-10, and even Mike Bellotti, who favors the "zipper" plan. My main question, when these ADs voted for expansion, did they not think about any of these issues? To me, it seems there is a very simple solution (North/South split as initially reported). That obviously doesn't make everyone happy, but that was never going to happen anyway.
- KEZI met up with Spencer Paysinger to talk about Oregon's "new" defensive schemes. Paysinger tabs Oregon's defense as one of the smartest in the nation, and is very optimistic about the improvement will be made this season.
- Oregon freshman Jordan Hasay finished forth in the 1,500m at the World Junior Championships over the weekend. Her time in the event was 4:13.95, which was just off her personal best.
- Lastly, UCLA comes in at No. 40 on Pre Snap Read's preseason countdown. UCLA should return an improved offensive line, but I just can't take their offense as a whole seriously until they get some good performance out of the QB position.
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