Sorry for the delay this morning, folks. Had a little too much fun last night. Anyway, better late than never. Here's your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- The Pac-12 will begin in 2011 after all. Colorado announced its plans yesterday to settle with the Big 12 and join the expanded conference on June 30 next year. And it will only cost them a mere $7 million. I guess that beats the $9 million it's gonna cost Nebraska.
- According to ESPN's Ivan Maisel, former Oregon head coach Rich Brooks thinks the Ducks are beatable, specifically mentioning Arizona and Stanford as their biggest challenges. I agree wholeheartedly that those are going to be our toughest foes (as well as USC on the road). But the question is, which one are we more worried about?
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller wants to know: How "sick" are the Ducks, and can ASU stop them? And is Darron Thomas better than Jeremiah Masoli? He also posted some interesting Pac-10 numbers.
- John Canzano's column today pays tribute to the coaches that got the Oregon and Oregon State athletics programs to where they are today.
- The R-G's Ron Bellamy has an article on former Sheldon High School and current ASU players Aaron Pflugrad and Bo Moos and their added motivation for Saturday's game.
- The Oregonian's Ken Goe covers ASU's defense, while R-G's Rob Moseley covers special teams. Goe also takes a look at Oregon's injury situation, which is apparently improving.
- Head coach George Horton and the Oregon baseball squad have hauled in another stellar recruiting class, with this year's class ranked No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball. It's the third-straight year Oregon's class has been ranked in the top 25.
As always, leave any relevant links or comments below.