It's not quite the offseason, but with the regular season over, it seems that many of our consistent writers are taking a breather. Here's the quack I could find:
- George Schroeder's column today is on Willamette football team, and how they were in Honolulu 70 years ago today, on that day that will live in infamy in American History.
- Keeerrrttt has his weekly Duck Tales, this time looking back at the series and bowl game played with Oklahoma from 2004-2006. This one is split into two parts. Despite Oregon dropping two of three (and it should have been all three), there were some very good games in the series. We got to see Adrian Peterson's coming out party, and saw two games that went down to the final seconds, terrible officiating included.
- With Oregon playing Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, KVAL looks back at one of the previous matchups between the two teams. In 2000, the Ducks came up short at Camp Randall. Michael Bennett ran wild, and dropped passes killed the Ducks hopes as they fell 27-23.
- In basketball, the Ducks will have Minnesota transfer Devoe Joseph available when they take on Fresno State on Saturday. Due to transfer rules, he hasn't played in the first 6 games, so he's had to use practice as his outlet.
- Duck fans don't seem to be concerned that Chip Kelly will leave for the NFL, mostly because it doesn't seem that the NFL would like his offensive style. But that could be changing. Ken Goe takes a look at how the NFL is changing, especially with the success of Tim Tebow in Denver. While it's the minority, some, such as Denny Schuler and Tony Dungy, think its only a matter of time until the NFL truly embraces new and different offense. If an NFL team wants to take that plunge, Chip would be near the top of the list.
- Lastly, with Richard Lariviere being given the boot, the University (not the board) is left picking up the pieces. Fundraising could end up taking a hit due to the move, though hopefully donors will not hold the University accountable for the terrible decision of the governor and the State Board of Higher Education.
If you've got anything else, drop it below. GO DUCKS!