After a few dull days, there's a surprising amount of Duck news out this morning, so let's get the fix a rollin':
- We're 5 days away from signing day, and the Register Guard has a good recap of where the Ducks stand. Oregon seems to be pretty set on defense, but is still pursuing on the offensive side of the ball. They are still pursuing Bryce Brown at running back, and the following receivers: Diante Jackson (verbal to Colorado), Markus Wheaton (verbal to Oregon State), Adam Hall (who will be announcing today, at 10am PST), and JC Tyrece Gaines. Oregon really needs to decent depth at WR, so getting even two of those would be great news.
- John Hunt points out that there's another reason that Chip Kelly hasn't been named coach: Doing so would limit his in home visits. If a change will be made, it will most likely be before spring ball.
- With the 2009 recruiting class almost done, some are already looking to 2010. If you haven't noticed, DucksAttack.com has had an insane amount of 2010 news lately. Today's latest piece is on a safety from Florida whose dream school is Oregon. If you're interested in all that, make sure to check out their recent stuff.
- In Bryce Brown news, Doc Saturday gives his take on the new Miami OC. And he seems to echo everyone else, that this is a great hire. Whittle is drawing Chip Kelly comparisons, not necessarily in offensive scheme, but in coming from a smaller school and being an awesome coach. Also, Bruce Feldman has a long blog entry on Bryce Brown's mentor, Brian Butler. If you ask me, it seems like a very weird relationship. The guy is definitely turning a few bucks off this arangement, which is a bit odd, as he's helping Brown figure out where to go to school.
- Around the Pac-10, UW already has their second recruiting violation of the new regime. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
- It's three weeks until Oregon baseball starts. Coach Horton's excited to get back to actual coaching, rather than just recruiting and organizing. It'll be exciting to see what he can do over an entire season. It's an odd feeling to look forward to coaching, after the basketball season we've been subjected to.
- Lastly, the University has built up a good financial cushion, that will provide stability during the recession.
As always, leave any new links, news, or thoughts in the comments. Go Ducks!