It wasn't quite a perfect day yesterday as the basketball team couldn't get it done against the Beavs. But the Armstead commitment sure made things better. Here's some quack for your Monday
- I wasn't feeling all that good about the basketball game yesterday, and my fears were realized. The Beavs won an ugly Civil War 76-71. The Ducks led 28-23 at halftime, but OSU shot 57 percent from the field in the second half. They also had 31 points off 23 Oregon turnovers to get their first conference road win in 2 years. Oregon hasn't been playing all that well for a few games, and it finally caught up with them.
- The big news of the weekend was the commitment of Arik Armstead, one of the top recruits on the west coast. Rob Moseley has a piece on how Oregon has gotten their top commit in the last week in the past two seasons. Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee, who has been all over the stories of Arik Armstead and Shaq Thompson, has more on the recruiting process.
- Oregon fans have been clamoring for a five-star defensive lineman for a while. Now that the coaching staff got that, it might be time to switch gears to the offensive line. Aaron Fentress has a piece on just how tough that may be. The main problem, there just isn't the amount of high-level talent at the offensive line like there is at the skill positions. The Ducks have made huge strides in recent years (especially last year), but getting a five-star offensive lineman sure would be nice.
- Fentress also has a profile on Oregon TE commit Evan Baylis, another very talented TE that has the athleticism to play on either side of the ball. Fentress also takes a look at Jake Rodrigues.
- Here's a short recap of Oregon's recruiting class that I wrote for the SBNation mothership.
- Lastly, Kurt has a good piece over at FishDuck, looking at how Oregon has been a hotbed of coaching talent in it's history, and suggest that the moniker "Nike U" be replaced by "X's and O's University."
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