It's been a pretty quiet week in Duck land, but don't worry, we have some quack to keep you going:
- It may seem like football season is still ages away, but almost the entire 2010 class is now on campus, attending summer school. The only players not on campus from the 2010 class are S Isaac Dixon and CB Troy Hill. But every other future star is already preparing to make an impact this season. While any freshman could end up making an impact (as we learned with Terrance Mitchell during the spring), I'm particularly excited to see what Lache Seastrunk, Josh Huff, and Ricky Heimuli can do with some time to get acclimated to the program.
- It looks like Dana Altman has his assistant coaches in place after hiring Tony Stubblefield from the University of Cincinnati. While not officially announced by Oregon, this seems to be a poorly kept secret around Cincinnati, where Stubblefield has been an assistant coach. Stubblefield has made his name as a recruiter, and will be at Oregon just in time for the summer recruiting period, which starts July 6th.
- Former Duck Galen Rupp won his second straight national title 10000m at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships yesterday. The pace was a bit slower than normal, but Rupp stayed patient and made his move in the final 600m to win the race.
- In a bit of recruiting news, Oregon has hosted a couple players in recent days. OL Andre Yruretagoyena had such a good visit to Eugene that he's now rethinking visiting schools like Michigan and Arkansas, however, he'll be visiting Oregon State and Washington over the weekend. Meanwhile, Duck Territory caught up with QB Marcus Mariota (subscription only), who many assumed would commit to the Ducks after his visit. However, a late push by Washington has caused Marcus to delay his decision, and he expects to have a decision made by the end of next week.
- Heisman Pundit has a fun list, the fastest players in college football. And he compiles these numbers through hard data. Topping the list is Jeffrey Demps, who ran a 9.96 in the 100m in Eugene a few weeks ago (yeah, it was aided by wind). LaMichael James is given an honorable mention, which is fair. He has some very fast times on the track, but not quite fast enough to match the other speedsters. Yet, I'll take James over the pure speed. He has it all: speed, vision, agility, power. Is it Sept. 4th yet?
Leave your other quack below. GO DUCKS!