It's a pretty light day of quack, but we've got another practice this afternoon, and of course, the ATQ BBQ and tailgate at the spring game on Saturday, so there's a lot to look forward to.
- The NFL draft is starting tomorrow, and a number of Ducks are hoping to hear their name called over the next few days. Though the Ducks were one of the top teams in the country last year, they may not have anyone selected until the 4th round. Casey Matthews is the Ducks top prospect, followed by Jeff Maehl and Brandon Bair. I think that Maehl is going to be a real bargain in this draft. Though he doesn't have top end speed, he's one of the quickest receivers in the draft, and will make a great slot receiver in the NFL.
- Spring practice brought a number of questions for the Ducks, and it seems like they'll leave with a big one: offensive line. George Schroeder has a kind of odd piece on the line this morning. Will the line be able to mesh and give the rest of the offense an opportunity to succeed? That's the most likely scenario, but they face their toughest test in the first game of the season against LSU.
- According to coachesbythenumbers.com, Chip Kelly is the best coach in the country. I'm glad that math was able to definitely prove what has been known for some time.
- Oregon baseball is on a bit of a roll lately, winning seven of the last ten, and Danny Pulfer is a big reason for that. He was put at the top of the order eight games ago, and is batting .469 since that point. In conference games, his OBP is .500. Oregon hosts Portland today, and then heads to Berkeley for a weekend series, and the Ducks will need Pulfer to continue to get on base if they have any shot at postseason play.
- While the Ducks have been good lately, is this what we should expect from Oregon moving foward? Kris tries to answer that question over at collegebaseball360.com.
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