It's going to be an interesting day. The Ducks scrimmage this afternoon, but the session is closed to the public and media. Supposedly, stats will be released - presumably by Andy McNamara at GoDucks.com - following the scrimmage. At that point speculation should run even more rampant than in recent days regarding Oregon's undecided QB situation.
- Rob Moseley believes today's scrimmage is a final exam of sorts, from which several mysteries will be solved. Of course, Oregon's veteran defense - both athletic and physical - serves as a large barrier...it's going to be a grueling final for both Nate Costa and Darron Thomas.
- George Schroeder is making a prediction. He claims that when all is said and done, Nate Costa, the veteran of the two candidates for the starting job, will be the guy.
- Wednesday afternoon's practice report.
- Is New Mexico catching a break by not having to face LaMichael James on Sept. 4? Maybe not, writes Ken Goe of The Oregonian. Kenyon Barner is ready to carry the load in LMJ's one-game absence. The defense might also have a say in the outcome of that game.
- Dale Newton at the DuckStopsHere blog reminds us that QB play, even by some recent Duck heroes, has not always been pretty. Newton will be holding his breath during today's scrimmage, but not for the reason you might think.
We're closing in on game week, Duck fans. If you find some quality quack, please post in the comments area.