With only 53 days until LSU, we have finally have some non-Lyles football quack.
Cliff Harris is back participating in voluntary summer workouts with the rest of Oregon teammates. Harris, who is suspended for at least the LSU game, actually rejoined the team on Friday after he paid almost $4,300 in fines for his traffic violations.
- Rob Moseley also returned from vacation yesterday and has a lengthy post going over some of his thoughts on the scouting services story that developed while he was away.
- Ted Miller had a bunch of Oregon-centric posts in the last 24 hours. First, he runs down some of the Pac-12 players named to several of the national award watch lists. Ducks are listed on the Nagurski, Maxwell, Mackey and Groza lists. In a separate post, Miller also notes that John Boyett was named to the Thorpe watch list. Miller also tabs Darron Thomas as the Ducks most indispensable player, citing the quality positional depth behind playmakers LaMichael James and Cliff Harris. For the 2011 season, Oregon ranks right in the middle of the conference in terms of returning starters with 15. With the release of EA Sport's NCAA Footbal 2012 today, EA simulated the entire season and had Oregon beating Nebraska in the Rose Bowl 42-23. Finally, Jordan Holmes was one of four conference players to earn the Hansen medal for "the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership." Phew---I probably should have just linked to Miller's blog and left it at that.
- Finally, Galen Rupp came in second on Sunday in the 5,000 at the Aviva Grand Prix Diamond League meet. His finished in 13:06.86, a new PR and less than a second behind his training partner, Mo Farah.