I see green people. They're everywhere.
Cliff Harris news all over the place. First, Rachel Bachman goes back over 18 months and lists out the 8 offenses in the "string of incidents" involving Duck Football players. ESPN mentions all of the traffic fines that Harris has been piling up and wasn't afraid to mention in the same article that the University of Oregon is still dealing with an inquiry regarding use of a pair of recruiting services. Canzano steps up and praises Chip for what he calls a "refreshing" action in an otherwise smarmy and ugly era.
- Deserving it's own bullet item, KEZI-9 News out of Eugene has been getting feedback from the community asking why Cliff Harris wasn't arrested for driving without a suspended license. Gregg Hastings with the Oregon State Police steps up to the plate and answers some of those questions and more about the traffic stop.
- In football recruiting news, Oregon lost out to Baylor for the services of prep QB Jared Johnson.
- Danny Pulfer, Scott McGough and Kellen Moen have all signed pro deals with Major League Baseball teams. Hate to see Pulfer and McGough go early as their experience would have helped the team grow after the rough season last year but you have to strike while the iron is hot.
- The Women's Track and Field team picked up a cool award as the team took home the USTFCCCA's Terry Crawford Program of the Year award for the third straight year. Obviously the people at the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association didn't get the memo that acronyms are supposed to HELP you remember the item you're talking about, not be nearly as long.
- With all of this football news, lest we forget about Michael Dunigan and the NCAA investigation surrounding the men's basketball program. Through his attorney, Dunigan declined to be interviewed by the NCAA regarding his time at Oregon but did mention that he would be eligible to play his junior season if he was still with the team. If the NCAA does find something and imposes sanctions, it's a sad state of affairs given almost no one is still here from the Dunigan years.
- Lastly, an interesting column by Steve Duin about the University of Oregon's drive to arm campus police with sidearms.
You've been quackified. Remember, not only is football season on it's way, there's another "season" right around the corner and it even has it's own trailer. Enjoy.