It's another great week to be a Duck! Football and Volleyball are rolling, and we get to see a bonus husky obliteration tonight.
- Terrance Mitchell and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu are going to be busy Saturday night (and are the subject of Moseley's piece this morning), and that's just the way they like it. Ifo was tested against Arizona, as they refused to throw at Terrance Mitchell. But after Ifo's performance, they'll probably both see significant action against WSU. Terrance Mitchell's quotes in this piece are just fantastic. I'm excited to see him covering WSU' Marquess Wilson.
- Adam Jude has a piece today on how Oregon doesn't have a single receiver garnering much attention, and that's OK with them. 16 players have caught passes this season, and we've seen a number of receivers step up, both in the passing game, and the blocking game, in which the Ducks take great pride.
- The receivers were able to get a few long passes last weekend thanks to Arizona's commitment to stop the run. The Ducks had long passes to Daryle Hawkins, Colt Lyerla, and Bralon Addison; all of these were set up by play-action passes, as Rob Moseley talks about in this great blog post.
- Sounds like Oregon Baseball coach George Horton is nearing getting a contract, thanks to Nike. While the Ducks will no longer use Nike bats next season, they will still subsidize a portion of his contract.
- In other baseball news, the Ducks completed upgrades to the workout area at PK Park. The new area is covered so the team can still practice during the spring. The project cost $2 million and was donor funded.
- The No. 2 Ducks host Utah and Colorado this weekend. Yep, the volleyball team is up to No. 2 in the country after sweeping previously No. 2 USC on the road. The Ducks are one of three unbeaten teams in the country and hope to see that continue as coach Jim Moore goes for his 500th win tomorrow night.
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