In the college football world, all eyes were on the SEC and USC yesterday, so not a ton of quack today. At the very least, this post allows everyone a place to continue chatting about NCAA 11. But before you do, here's your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- The Ducks landed their third 2011 lineman recruit from the state of Arizona yesterday when offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone of Chandler committed to the Ducks. Johnstone follows defensive ends Sam Kamp and Andre Yruretagoyena, also of Arizona, who also gave verbals this summer. And speaking of Kamp, he will unfortunately miss his senior season after breaking his clavicle this summer. However, the injury won't affect his scholarship offer from the Ducks.
- Oregon also stayed in-state and picked up a commitment from Aloha High School's James Euscher. He has been flying under the radar for much of the recruiting process, but at 6'7" 278 pounds, he has a lot of potential. James is "really excited" to be a Duck, and he may give Oregon commit Tyler Coleman a call to work on some of the other Oregon prospects, and get them to become Ducks as well.
- Unless you were under a rock yesterday, you probably noticed USC in the news. The Trojans' former Heisman Trophy winner and long-time athletic director Mike Garrett "retired," and will be replaced by another former Trojan standout Pat Haden. But probably the bigger news was that USC has decided to return Reggie Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy following the NCAA's investigation.
- In other conference news, Oregon's not the only Northwest team to dismiss a starter this offseason. Washington joined the Ducks yesterday after announcing the dismissal of starting tight end Kavario Middleton for violating team rules. He's not a Heisman contending quarterback like Masoli, but we'll take what we can get.
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