I don't know about you, but this last weekend was terrible without a full slate of college football. Thankfully, the bowl games start soon. Here's your Tuesday morning quack:
- Aaron Fentress has a story with some details on Oregon's bowl preparations. After practices for four straight days, the Ducks now have a three-day break, though it sounds like many players will spend that time in the film or weight rooms. The coaches are also making use of the time off from practices to go on recruiting trips.
- The Ducks had some trouble putting away Portland State last night, but ended up with a 79-70 home victory. It also looks like Oregon will be without Tyrone Nared for at least the next four games after he suffered a knee injury during a scramble for a loose ball in the second half.
- With the younger players taking a lot of reps in practice the last four days, Rob Moseley has a piece on the progression of Oregon's redshirting freshmen, including some quotes from some of Oregon's starters. And, a Q&A with Mark Asper is included at the very end (or here)---he even answers a question on leg whips.
- Bob Clark's look around the conference focuses on the departure of Reeves Nelson from UCLA. Oregon is fifth in his weekly rankings.
- Adam Jude goes over some of the bonuses the Chip Kelly and the rest of the staff can earn with a victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
- Ted Miller has the Pro Football Weekly All-American team, which also takes into account NFL potential. John Boyett is the only Duck to earn a mention.