A mix of mostly football and baseball quack this morning. Enjoy:
- The Pac-12 football coaches held a conference call yesterday and most of the coaches expect to see very few significant changes when Oregon takes the field next season under Mark Helfrich. Though, David Shaw does wonder if Oregon will continue to be as aggressive in certain aspects, such as going for it on fourth down, two-point conversions and on-side kicks.
- It looks like the Ducks are still getting drafted as junior Boseko Lokombo was taken in the third round (21st overall) of the CFL's draft on Monday night. Apparently, the drafting team retains the rights to a player forever and can draft juniors who do not expect to play professionally until after their senior season. Lokobmo, of course, has NFL aspirations but the B.C. Lions deemed the British Columbia native worthy of a flyer. The article also mentions that Lokombo was the top prospect in the draft. I'm curious how that works.
- The baseball team has an extra couple of days off this week with no mid-week opponent before they travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State over the weekend. The Ducks are currently a half-game up in the Pac-12 standings on the Beavers who play at Stanford this weekend.
- After going 4-1 last week, including a sweep of Washington State, the Ducks rose one spot to #10 in the latest Baseball America poll. Third baseman Mitchell Tolman was named the Pac-12 player of the week after going 9-19 with 14 RBI last week. And in softball, Jessica Moore was named the Pac-12 pitcher of the week after winning all three of her starts while racking up 23 strikeouts over a combined 17 innings.