I didn't mean what I said, Daisy. You know I love you. To make amends, here is a generous helping of Quack:
- For an update on all Oregon Olympians, please see Takimoto's post directly below this one.
- Matt and I recorded another episode of Tuesday Night Talks last night, and our guest was Scott Allen from SB Nation's Stanford blog, Rule of Tree. We also ran down the Pac-12 Network distribution deals and talked Big Ten and SEC. To download that podcast, check out the ATQ page on iTunes or Talkshoe.
- News from fall camp isn't terribly informative, as nobody can actually see fall camp, but here is a roundup of today's stories. Rob Moseley has two stories out, a profile of the Oregon defense, and a notebook, with the biggest news being that Colt Lyerla missed a second straight day of practice. Adam Jude notes that Bralon Addison is making an early impression. And our friend Axemen23 takes a look at some position battles in the Daily Emerald.
- Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports has an interesting article on the future of the Pac-12, in which Spencer Hall compares the Pac-12 to an astronaut.
- Finally, if you didn't catch it yesterday, there has been a position swap. Christian French is now at DE, while Koa Ka'ai has moved to tight end.
I end with a story about my trip to Seaside last weekend. It was a massively busy weekend on the coast, with an especially large amount of Washington and Washington State gear being worn. Of course, I was in Oregon gear most of the weekend, and was stopped by strangers to chat about college football four times, three of those by Huskies and one by a Cougar. I asked all of them what they thought about their teams this season, and all immediately conceded a loss to Oregon. This, before the season has even started. Oregon is obviously top dog in the Pac-12 pecking order, but to have Washington fans concede the point so early warms my heart. May it stay like this for a long, long time.