Fall camp is here! And we're a mere 26 days away from football! Here's your fix:
- Rob Moseley's story today is about the start of fall camp, and the Ducks' preparations to defended their Pac-10 title. The Ducks have been working hard over the offseason, but Spencer Paysinger in particular is looking forward to the first formal practice. The Ducks should come out with a lot of intensity, fueled by the pressure to repeat. It will be fun to watch how the intensity and motivation continue over the next month.
- Ken Goe takes a look at 5 questions the Ducks face heading into fall camp. I'm particular excited to see how question #5 (Will anybody step up as a lockdown corner?) is answered. There is a lot of pure talent at the position, but much of it is young and mostly inexperienced. Cliff Harris could be the best pure CB we've seen in some time, but we'll just have to see if he can grow into that role.
- Rob Ricket has 5 things to watch during camp. One player he lists is Dontae Williams, who could be a great power back compliment to LMJ, Barner, and Seastrunk. But let's not write off Remene Alston just yet, who will definitely get some playing time this year.
- For those with ESPN Insider, Bruce Feldman has a piece on LaMichael James and his tumultuous offseason. It does seem like James has learned a lot throughout the past 6 months, and is looking to grow not just as a football player, but as a person (Update: full article is posted for free at Duck Territory).
- Ted Miller has his pre-camp module on the Ducks. He tabs Dion Jordan to be a breakout player for the Ducks, as well as Michael Clay. It's exciting to have to much young talent the Ducks have, that have the ability to constantly push the veterans.
- Aaron Fentress wraps up Oregon's All-Decade team, and includes some commentary from Keenan Howry, who made the team as a wide receiver and punt returner. One of the closer votes was for the second running back position, as LaMichael James edged out Maurice Morris and Onterrio Smith. Fentress also compares the Oregon and OSU all-decade teams, and thinks the Beavs would win a close one.
- Lastly, for a bit of future opponent news, Tennessee has lost two starting defensive linement for the season to Achilles injuries. DE Ben Martin and at DT Marlon Walls will both be unavailable this season, and Tennessee is scrambling to figure out how to replace both players. It's gotten so bad, Coach Derek Dooley is joking about running a 1-6.
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