I'm still recovering from my trip to Knoxville. And by "recovering," I mean "drying my clothes." Of course, I'm not the only one recovering. It sounds like it might take the folks in Knoxville a little longer to fully get back on their feet. Here's your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- The foggy details around the unexpected departure of Michael Dunigan are starting to clear up after news broke last night that the Oregon men's basketball program has launched an internal investigation into the eligibility of several former players. I'm sure there are many more details to come in the next few days.
- Meanwhile, as the Oregon football team prepares for Saturday's FCS opponent Portland State, head coach Chip Kelly got a number of FCS vs. FBS questions from the media. And of course, in true Chip Kelly fashion, he doesn't believe in style points. Rather than looking to this weekend's matchup, Ken Goe looks back at the impact last week's win at Neyland Stadium could have on the rest of Oregon's season. In other football-related news, Rob Moseley has more notes from Tuesday's practice.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller talks about the new conference power rankings, which has the Pac-10 ranked fourth behind the SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 through the first two weeks. That seems low, but because the Coaches' Poll played a big role in the rankings, my guess is USC's ineligibility has something to do with the low ranking. But maybe not. Either way, Measuring Stick Saturday gives the conference a chance to climb back up the poll.
- Former Oregon center Max Unger was placed on the injured list by the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a toe injury in Seattle's surprising season-opening win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The Oregonian also has a breakdown of how other NFL players with Oregon ties performed during Week 1.
- And finally, as I'm sure you heard, Reggie Bush announced he will forfeit his 2005 Heisman Trophy award. This didn't sit well with me. I understand he's being made an example of, but is Bush really the issue? It seems like a bit of a witch hunt to me.
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