After the utterly bizarre events of last weekend, it's been a pretty quite week for the Ducks, as they prepare for the home opener tomorrow night.
[UPDATE] In the wake of the Chris McCain commitment, his former teammate, James Scales has also given his commitment to the Ducks! Scales sounds like he is a real heavy hitter, and could end up being a Patrick Chung type of player. Welcome James!
- Jason Vondersmith of the Portland Tribune has his game prediction up, and predicts a 27-21 Oregon win. Not surprisingly, he seems to be still reeling from the Boise State loss. Vondersmith also has an article that looks at Purdue, and asks whether or not they will be able to stop the pass, or run the ball. I think that Purdue must be able to do both if they want to win.
- The Statesman Journal has a piece looking at how the Ducks will regroup offensively after the BSU game. Oregon must come out and just get into a bit of a rhythm. If the team gets some confidence, look out. But they need to put together a few consistent drives.
- The Oregonian is playing up the redemption angle in its game preview, spending almost none of the article on the actual game, and most of it on how Oregon will rebuild it's imagine, but must do that with wins more than anything else.
- Adam Jude from the Register Guard takes a look at one of the few bright sports in last weeks game: Punter Jackson Rice. While it's unfortunate the punting had to be a bright spot, Rice did a phenomenal job punting the ball, and didn't give Kyle Wilson many chances to return the ball. Not only did he average over 43 yards per kick, but averaged over 41 net yards per kick.
- Lastly, Rob Moseley has an interview with Ed Dickson. Dickson talks a bit about Autzen and his favorite moments there, as well how the team will bounce back from Purdue.
As always, leave any links or thoughts in the comments. After the jump, we have a video of new Oregon commit Chris McCain making his announcement, one of Oregon being discussed on College Football Live yesterday, and an interview with Andre Crenshaw. GO DUCKS!