Quack Fix: Ducks hire Kelly Graves as women's basketball head coach

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Your daily dose of Oregon Ducks news. Softball is No. 1 in the nation, baseball is back in the win column and the women's basketball team has quickly found their new head coach.

Today's Quack Fix comes courtesy of jtlight. He did the work, I just hit copy and paste, sort of like coming in as a closer. The Jimmie Sherfy type of closer, not the Jake Reed type of closer.

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  • After winning their weekend series against UCLA, the Oregon Softball team is ranked first in the country for the first time in school history. As noted yesterday on our twitter account, WE WANT BAMA.
  • After a rough weekend against Washington, the Oregon baseball team took it out any frustration on Portland, scoring nine-runs in the first inning of a 15-10 victory.
  • Oregon women's basketball finally has some excitement with the hiring of Kelly Graves. It's been far too long since there was any energy around the program, but the Ducks went out and got the candidate at the top of their list.
  • In good news for the men's basketball team, Joseph Young will stick around for his senior season. The Ducks will have a lot of talent return and are expected to have another top 25 team. Unfortunately, they have a bit too much talent returning, and Coach Altman is going to have to figure out how to deal with having too many players.
  • The Oregon running game will be looking to replace De'Anthony Thomas. While I'm not worried about the Marshall and Tyner replaced Thomas' rushing production, it will not be as easy to replace Thomas' versatility. However, Tyner looked really good catching the ball last year. While he wouldn't be running routes like Thomas did, Tyner's strength and speed gave him a huge advantage over safeties trying to cover him on the edge.
  • The offensive line was a bit of a disappointment last year, especially in the middle. While Hronnis Grasu did his job, those around him were not as consistent. This season, he's working on being a vocal leader. He has the same problems some other have had, that he's just too nice. Will his newfound loudness make a difference in performance next season? Well, it probably won't hurt anything.
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