Sorry for the late quack. But, hey, it's a three-day weekend. As expected, Darron Thomas is dominating the discussion.
- Fan's weren't the only ones shocked by Darron Thomas' announcement to leave for the NFL draft. In the latest from Rob Moseley, Chip Kelly and the Oregon staff made a number of efforts over the past few days to keep DT at Oregon. According to Rob's sources, his teamates were "shocked" at the news.
From the Register-Guard yesterday, Darron projects to be a project in the NFL. According to Darron Thomas' mentor, former high school coach Bob Jones, Darron got a good evaluation from the NFL, but was ready to "take this next step regardless of what the evaluation might be."
- After being overly critical when the news came out, Ted Miller has reevaluated, and looks at the other QBs in Darron's draft class. While this still isn't necessarily a good decision, this makes it look marginally better.
- Ken Goe rounds up some NFL analysis for Darron, and talks a bit more about his mechanics.
- Aaron Fentress takes a look at the draft as a whole, and how Oregon and Oregon State players will fare. The Ducks have a decent chance to see 6 players drafted, but most of those will be mid to late round pickups. Oregon State, uhhh, well, look at their record over the last two years.
- Finally, let's talk about the basketball. Lost in the DT news this weekend was an excellent performance by the men's team, who swept the Arizona schools on the road. Oregon is only a game out of first place in the conference, largely due to being 3-1 on the road. But now the Ducks have three games at home. They face USC, UCLA, and Oregon state over the next two weeks.
That's all I got. If you have anything else to share, leave it below. GO DUCKS!