The good news today...well, there isn't much. We lost another cornerback, and Jeremiah Masoli's status is still up in the air, or as Chip Kelly would say, "day to day." I wish we could "fix" all these injuries, but I'll settle for my Wednesday Morning Quack Fix instead:
- The injuries continue to pile up for the Ducks. This time, it's Walter Thurmond III's replacement, senior cornerback Willie Glasper. Glasper will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury during Tuesday's practice. This is bad news for Oregon, which will now rely on either sophomore Anthony Gildon or junior Chad Peppars to fill the void. Neither have started a game in their Oregon careers.
- Speaking of injuries, The Oregonian's John Hunt summarizes all of Oregon's injury woes. Read at your own risk, but be warned: It's a frustrating read.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller discusses Masoli's status, as well as the return of UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince. Prince has missed the past two games after breaking his jaw during the Bruins' upset win over Tennessee in Knoxville. Miller also has some interesting notes on this weekend's Pac-10 games, including this one from Oregon's matchup with the Bruins: "UCLA ranks 23rd in the nation in run defense (99.25 yards per game) and 20th in total defense (281.25 yards per game)."
- On a positive note, previously injured T.J. Ward is champing at the bit to get back on the field. Let's hope he's ready to go on Saturday, although redshirt freshman John Boyett has done a nice job filling in.
- It sounds like Pat Forde isn't accepting LeGarrette Blount's apology, which was printed in last Thursday's Daily Emerald. In his weekly college football wrap-up, Forde exclaims, "If he's really interested in seeking forgiveness...it would mean more if it came directly from his mouth." Can't say I disagree, Pat, but let's be realistic: Putting Blount on camera would only bring more attention to an already suspicious situation.
- Here's a bit of audio of Oregon coach Chip Kelly and UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel talking about this weekend's game.
- And finally, Bleacher Report scribe Fletcher Johnson offers up his weekly Oregon Strategy Session. Always worth checking out if you have extra time.
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