Ah, the Friday quack fix, where I get to recap another Oregon basketball loss. It's like a flash back to last season.
The Ducks fell to ASU last night, and never held the lead once. ASU led 16-5 early, and never looked back, eventually beating the Ducks 76-57. For a Pac-10 season that started out so well, the Ducks season seems to be slipping away. Bob Clark starts out his game recap with the sentence, "Is Oregon’s season already on the brink?" And while that might be a bit overdramatic, the Ducks early two wins seem like a long time after, after two poor performances. The Ducks will need to come back with a strong performance against Arizona on Saturday, or else they'll be sitting at 2-3 in conference without any momentum.
- It looks like USC's first commit of the 2010 class, ATH Dillon Baxter, is serious about re-opening his commitment after the departure of Pete Carroll. Baxter has the ability to play any position, and will even get a shot at QB. Baxter is set to be in Eugene this weekend, and has a final three teams of USC, Oregon, and Florida.
- In other recruiting news, there are some rumors floating around that the Ducks have picked up a recruit, and the popular name is Lache Seastrunk (Update: who will announcing his school decision on 1/27). While a possibility, another good guess would be Erick Dargan, who I expect will be a Duck.
- Owamagbe Odighizuwa has narrowed his school choices to three (paid article), to Oregon, UCLA, and Nebraska. So he dropped OSU from his schools, though few people outside of Corvallis expected him to end up at OSU. Beaver fans aren't taking it all that well.
- Lastly, the 2010 national championship odds have been released and Oregon comes in as the team with the 3rd highest odds, at 10/1. Honestly, this scares me. Being favored like this hasn't happened since 2001. How the Ducks handle the pressure and expectations will be a huge factor next season.
Got any comments on recruiting, or the fact that the oddsmakers have BSU's title shot at 12/1? Leave 'em below. GO DUCKS!