Got some good quack today, so let's get right to it.
- George Schroeder has a piece on Nate Costa today, and his journey to possibly being the starting QB this season. Nate obviously hasn't had the easiest road, but he's making the most under some unfortunate circumstances. He has really asserted himself over the offseason, and Schroder writes, "Costa has become the Ducks’ unquestioned leader during summer workouts." Costa also sees himself as Jason Kidd, dangerous, but committed to getting the ball to others in advantageous positions. No matter who takes the reigns at QB, I'm excited, but I'm really like the attitude that Costa has, and will enjoy cheering for him each Saturday if he wins the job.
- Oregon's future non-conference schedule will be undergoing an expected change. The 2011 and 2012 games against Kansas State have been cancelled, as has the 2012 visit to New Mexico. At this point, there are no replacement games, and with Utah becoming a conference game in 2011, things are looking a little bleak. There are many unconfirmed rumors that Oregon may play LSU in Dallas next year to open the season, but we'll just have to wait and see if that actually happens.
- Ted Miller tells us not to be surprised if Oregon has the No. 1 defense in the conference. I think Miller's great, but he's not really sticking his neck out on this one, as Oregon would simply be repeating last years achievement.
- ESPN is continuing their "House Of Pain" series, and Oregon comes in at #31. Hey, at least they didn't use the worst picture possible from that painful night.
- Rob Moseley has his positional preview of the offensive line up. And, as we discussed yesterday, our offensive line is going to be awesome. Injuries might pose some issues, but the depth, talent, and experience are there for this to be one of the top units in the country.
- The Oregon is nearing the end of their top Oregon units of the decade series. Today, we get to talk about who will join Nick Reed as the best DEs, and reminisce about Haloti and Igor.
- Lastly, Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian has a piece on the Seattle Seahawks and the amount of players that have to Oregon and Oregon State. The Seahawks should get some good production from Nick Reed, Walter Thurmond, and Max Unger. I'll definitely maybe try to watch them this year. Eh, it's the NFL, probably not.
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