Chip Kelly is going to have to work on his stare to be ready for Pac-12 media day tomorrow.
Two weeks to fall camp. 40 days to football. Here's some quack to get you through another day:
- One of Oregon's biggest questions this season is wide receiver. The Ducks return only one starter, Lavasier Tuinei. Josh Huff, 5th on the team in receiving last season, also returns. But Oregon brings in one of top group of receivers in the country, and those young players will have a big opportunity to see playing time early and often. Freshmen Devon Blackmon, Tacoi Sumler, and De'Anthony Thomas have been practicing with the team already this summer, though JC transfer Rashaan Vaughn is still waiting to be admitted to school, and B.J. Kelley is not yet on campus.
- Oregon WR coach Scott Frost doesn't talk to the media often, but he did an extensive interview with Huskers Extra in preparation for a pair of presentations he's doing tomorrow in Lincoln, Nebraska. Though Chip won't let Frost talk much on the X's and O's, he talked a lot about the theory behind Oregon's offense. It's clear that Frost won't be at Oregon too much longer, he's too much of a talent not to have an offensive coordinator position soon, but after turning down Nebraska this offseason, it's good to know he won't take a lateral move, and will only move to a good situation when he does get the OC offer.
- Rob Mullens has been at Oregon for one year already, and George Schroeder has a column today on Mullens' first year. Though Mullens has taken front and center for Oregon's recent NCAA troubles regarding Will Lyles, much of Mullens' first year has been to get Oregon to financial sustainability.
- Joevan Catron had a senior season that surprised many Duck fans, but that momentum hasn't carried over professionally yet. The NBA lockout has created a tough environment for first-year players, both at home and abroad.
- Pac-12 Media Day is tomorrow. Ted Miller has the full schedule.
- Smart Football has an interesting article on when to go for two point conversions. Short answer: unless you're Chip Kelly, you should almost never go for two.