Not much going on this morning, but here's what is floating around:
- Oregon baseball had a tough weekend, going 1-3 in the Rose City Invitational. In the 3 losses, Oregon scored only 2 runs. This has been Oregon's main problem all year. They simply can't hit. While pitching and fielding has been very good, Oregon as a team is batting .247, which simply won't win you many games. Caleb Tommasini is the only player with an OPS over .800. They could improve, but it's gonna be tough going into conference play, which starts this weekend against OSU. The high spot of the tourney was the win over UW, and you can watch some highlights here:
- The Ernie Kent watch continues. Speculation over Mark Few is high, and Kilkenny sat mere feet from Few while he coached in Portland! I think that this sort of speculation is ultimately pointless. Wake me up when a decision is made either way.
- As far as Kent goes, Goerge Schroeder has an interesting column up, about how Kent must sell himself to Kilkenny to keep his job, and he points out that it's not about what Kent has accomplished in the past, but the plans going forward. This has gotta be a tough decision for Kilkenny, one that I do not envy. I think that Ernie Kent is a poor game coach, but as was pointed out in the comments of Dom's piece below, expectations may not have been adequately verbalized. I agree with Dave, I'll be comfortable with whatever decision is made.