Football is only a week and a half out, and we're starting to get a steady supply of good quality quack. Here's a fix to get you through the morning:
- One of the cornerback spots opposite Talmadge Jackson is still up for grabs and, after a rough start to camp, Cliff Harris is firmly in the running for that spot. Other contenders are Avery Patterson, Anthony Gildon, and Scott Grady. Harris is clearly the most talented of the bunch, so hopefully he can keep his attitude issues in check and lock that spot down.
- The Register-Guard has a nice piece out about the talented Oregon linebacker corps. Paysinger, Matthews, Clay, Stuckey, Littlejohn, Lokombo, Kaddu. We've come a long way from starting guys like Bacon and Haberly.
- Daryle Hawkins got reps at running back yesterday, and had a pretty good showing. I doubt that we'll see a permanent swtich to that position for Hawkins, but I have a hunch that some wide receiver may be his future home.
- Great piece up over on California Golden Blogs about the details of Oregon's zone read. If you're not an expert on all things strategy, I would suggest you give it a couple of read throughs. Very well done.
- Colorado and the Big XII are posturing about whether Colorado will leave in 2011 or 2012. In theory, Colorado has to pay more money to leave a year earlier, but its in both parties best interests for that to happen (the Big XII schools keep more TV money if Colorado just goes). Both parties will try and get the best deal, but expect Colorado to be a part of the Pac-12 in 2011.
- Walter Thurmond III is having a good time with the Seattle Seahawks and recovering from his knee injury well.
If you find a hidden stash of quack, please share. Nobody likes a quack hog.