Not a lot out there this morning. Good thing we have a Tako Tuesday to cover for the lack of quack.
- Yesterday, trumpetduck posted a link to Rivals.com's top-25 recruiters list, which noted Gary Campbell for his work in signing Lache Seastrunk, Dontae Williams and Josh Huff. Rivals also expanded on this list by naming the top recruiters by conference and John Neal also earned a mention.
- Rather than discuss how terrible the conference is this week (again), Bob Clark previews the upcoming UW at Cal game in which the winner will be in a great position to win the conference title. Clark ends the column with his weekly ranking of the conference teams -- and Oregon actually comes in 9th.
- Jeff Smith, of The Oregonian, blogs about the increased expectations as George Horton and the baseball team prepare for their second season since their reinstatement. The article includes quotes from both players and Horton, and they all sound eager to improve upon last year's 14-42 season. The Ducks will open their season in ten days with a road game against Horton's former team, Cal State Fullerton. Bob Clark also has a similar piece that focuses on the Ducks looking to exceed the expectations of the conference coaches who picked them to repeat their last-place finish from 2009. Though, it sounds like the Ducks may have a similar problem to last year in producing runs.
- Not sure if this was posted yesterday or not, but Ted Miller picks his newcomers to watch for each conference team. Given all the depth that Oregon has returning, his pick for the Ducks is whoever replaces Will Tukuafu at DE (Miller suggests Isaac Remington or Anthony Anderson).
- Ted Miller also has a blog entry up about the Pac-10 hiring Kevin Weiberg as deputy commissioner and chief operating officer. Weiberg formerly served as the deputy commissioner of the Big-10 and commissioner of the Big-12, and as Miller notes, is familiar with a few things in which the Pac-10 might have an interest.
- And, if you're interested in softball, Ron Bellamy takes a look at new head coach Mike White as he prepares to try and lead the team back to the NCAA tournament after a disappointing 2009 season.
As always, leave your comments, thoughts, and links below. Go Ducks!