No lack of quack today as everyone wraps up Pac-12 media day.
- Oregon was picked by by the media to win the inaugural Pac-12 title, over Stanford, USC, and ASU. Though the Ducks have two two conference titles in a row, it won't be an easy road for Oregon with Cliff Harris and Kiko Alonso indefinitely suspended. Chip Kelly has not made a decision about the future of either player, but is expected to after the start of fall camp.
- The other big story of media day? Willie Lyles, and Oregon's continuing no comment on that situation. Just before the media day, Oregon released a statement, saying they are continuing to be open and transparent with the NCAA, but will make no comment until their internal investigation is over. Chip Kelly continued that line in his press conference, saying that he would love to talk about the situation, but can't until the process is over. For a full transcript of his interview, go here, while here is video of the interview.
- George Schroeder has, well, it's a George Schroeder column. At this point, what else can you say about these things. George wants Oregon to be open and transparent, which they promise to do. Gotta fill inches somehow I guess.
- Ted Miller's Pac-12 piece was on the difference between Oregon and Stanford coming into the season. While the big story for the Cardinal was Andrew Luck's beard, Oregon faced questions they couldn't answer. I don't think either of those things will matter once football actually begins.
- Rob Moseley has another article, with some random items from media day. David Paulson endured the day, but called it a "good experience." Kelly will be looking closely at the crackback blocking rule changes, and the team added a few walk-ons.
- Lastly, the RG has a round-up of Ducks that will get shots at the NFL. D.J. Davis, Bo Thran, Talmadge Jackson, and Jeremiah Masoli, among others, have signed with teams, though we'll have to wait and see if they can make the full rosters.