Another signing day come and gone, with all the promise in the world. I'm excited to see how it all shakes out on the field. Here's your quack:
- It what was a closer game than many expected, the Ducks got a 79-68 victory at Utah last night. Despite the 11-point victory, the Ducks had trouble with the Utes, and were down 49-41 at one point. Oregon started running a defensive press, and that helped the Ducks control the game down the stretch. Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had a big impact in the second half, after missing the first half due to disciplinary reasons. Woods' defensive presence helped the Oregon defense hold Utah to 32% shooting in the second half, after they shot 52% in the first half.
- One of my favorite posts from yesterday, Bob Clark had to ask people to stop sending home remedies to the athletic department to deal with Garrett Sims occasional cramping problems.
- The women's basketball team got a win last night, though they almost blew a big lead against Utah and had to hold on at the end to secure the 72-67 win.
- While this article was from yesterday, I didn't see a link to it, so here's Adam Jude's piece on the honesty of Chip Kelly's recruiting overcoming the rumors.
- Aaron Fentress has a piece on the realities of signing day, and how a lot of the players in any class will not pan out. Part of this is why I don't get too up or down on any single recruit. Recruiting is about getting as much potential as possible into your program. With every player that doesn't live up to the hype, there will be one that exceeds the hype, and I'm excited to see which players do that.
- Canzano has an article on Oshay Dunmore. It's a pretty bad article. But it's also on Dunmore, so I'm torn on this one.
- A couple good articles were out yesterday on Bralon Addison. First, he suffered a lot of grief for his last minute switch from Texas A&M. Also, here's a piece on how he and close friend Chance Allen have always wanted to play together.