Apparently, there are a few major rumors swirling around the college football world today. Of course, that's nothing your Wednesday Morning Quack can't fix:
- After bad news broke yesterday regarding the departure of two Oregon offensive lineman from the team due to medical issues, rumor had it Oregon fans were in for another round of bad news, this time of the "major recruiting violations" variety. Fortunately, the rumor that these violations involved Oregon, the flames of which were aptly fanned by our good friend John Canzano, seem to be untrue. What we know, or at least what we think we know, is that a major news outlet is going to release an expose outing a top 10-12 program today. Here's to hoping that program is Texas, Ohio State, or Florida...or Oregon State, just for good measure.
- If you were looking for some sort of closure from today's much talked about SI piece, you're not gonna get it. The big piece that SI released today had nothing to do with recruiting violations, but looked at crime in college football. After last year's offseason, Oregon fans are familiar with that topic, but the Ducks are not even mentioned in the article.
- The Portland Pilots used a three-run seventh inning to upend the No. 15 Ducks, 5-3, at PK Park last night. The Ducks, now 4-4 on the year, return to action this Friday with a three-game road series with Long Beach State.
- If you purchased a No. 1 Darron Thomas national championship jersey (or received one as a gift during the holidays), consider it officially "vintage DT." Why? Because Thomas will be wearing No. 5 next season.
- The R-G's Bob Clark discusses whether or not Joevan Catron will be chosen by the Pac-10 coaches to the all-conference team. His coach, Dana Altman, sure seems to think so. And I can't say I disagree.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller discusses the 5 biggest questions facing the Pac-12 heading into spring ball.
As always, leave any relevant links or comments below. GO DUCKS!