With fall camp finally starting, there's lots of quack out there. Enjoy.
- First, everyone has their impressions from Day 1. John Hunt gives some quick hits on a bunch of different players, including his hopes that Bryan Bennett will be afforded the opportunity to redshirt this season. A long with his own practice notes, Rob Moseley has the depth chart from the first day. Andy McNamara names Bryan Bennett's pass to Nick Cole the play of the day while noting that Blake Cantu and John Boyett "won the day." Chris Courtney of eDuck has a couple of items from yesterday, both of which deal with the quarterbacks.
- Rob Moseley has a long blog post discussing some of the comments made by Chip Kelly at yesterday's media day. Also included was a comment from running backs coach Gary Campbell stating his belief that both Lache Seastrunk and Dontae Williams could contribute this year.
- Ken Goe has a blog entry featuring Eddie Pleasant's move to safety. After practice on Monday John Neal apparently had rave reviews for the move thus far: "Eddie has a chance to be special. His transition into the deep game has been really, really special. It's a hard thing to do. You are suddenly having to play in space, and people can isolate you with the things they do. He's been marvelous."
- Jason Vondersmith's story for the Portland Tribune focuses on the quarterback battle. And, in case anyone was worried that Kelly is a proponent of the dreaded Two-QB-System, he stated that he plans to name a starter the weekend before the New Mexico game.
- Just when you thought Aaron Fentress' series on the Oregon / Oregon State All-Decade teams was over, he lists how he would have picked the teams. On the Oregon team, I have to agree with his thoughts on Maurice Morris over LaMichael James.
- John Hunt also had several blog posts from media day. First, he has a post discussing Kelly's emphasis on recruiting speed on the defensive side of the ball. Hunt also notes that Cliff Harris is not on Oregon's preseason two-deep and suggests that a lack of maturity may be the cause. Kelly also spoke on his trip to the Middle East this past spring (video included).
- Warning: if you're tired of reading about Jeremiah Masoli, skip to the jump to see the videos. Masoli spoke to the media Monday morning about why he chose to transfer to Ole Miss and how he plans to stay out of trouble in Oxford. Sports Illustrated has a link to Houston Nutt discussing why he took a chance on Masoli with Dan Patrick.
Make sure to check out the video interviews after the jump.
Here are some video interviews from yesterday:
First, LaMichael James: