Well, Willie Lyles day came and went, I hope it was as good for you as those guys at the Oregonian.
- Yesterday, Oregon released a large number of the documents relating to it's $25,000 payment to Will Lyles for scouting information. This number has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. But from what Oregon has released so far, it looks like the Ducks got nearly useless information from Lyles. His information profiled 140 players, but none of those players were from the 2011 recruiting class, even though Lyles invoiced was for a "2011 National Package." On top of that, the package wasn't exactly national, which players from only a handful of states. This will no doubt continue to fuel speculation that Oregon paid Lyles to steer touted RB Lache Seastrunk to Oregon. Despite the speculation, Oregon has not received a Notice of Inquiry from the NCAA.
- Bob Clark has some more details on the relationship between Lyles and the Oregon coaching staff. They phoned and exchanged text messages frequently over the past 4 years, when Chip Kelly was offensive coordinator. Of note, Kelly and Lyles exchanged 12 texts the day before LaMichael James committed to Oregon.
- Matt Hinton does a good job breaking down what this means to Duck fans. While the Ducks very well could have been taken for a ride, there's still no evidence of any NCAA violations.
- Want an SEC take? SBNation's SEC blog, Team Speed Kills has a good take on this topic. The author thinks that the most likely scenario is that Oregon paid for access to Seastrunk (and other Texas recruits).
- Ok, now for some real football news. Summer workouts are underway for the Oregon football team. Cliff Harris was not present at the first workout, but Kiko Alonso was. Also, 14 new Ducks are enrolled in summer school, including Devon Blackmon and Tacoi Sumler, though they will not join the team for about a week, as they work with Coach Radcliffe instead.
- Lastly, some of the SBNation college blogs are participating in a conference re-draft. Oregon was taken in the 3rd round.
It seems like everyone has an opinion on these topics, and we already have a lively discussion yesterday, so leave your thoughts in the comments. As always, GO DUCKS!