The beauty of being ranked in the top 5 - even heading into a game against a middling FCS opponent there is plenty of quack to be shared. Unfortunately, it's not all good, and I'd like to personally thank Michael Dunigan for doing next to nothing for the hoops program the past two years.
- Let's get the basketball stuff out of the way. If you missed Dave Piper's commentary here on ATQ yesterday, it's worth a read. Andy Katz of ESPN also looks at the Dunigan exit and the recent departure of other players. Ernie Kent defended the program that he guided for 13 years as "above reproach".
- Okay, enough of that hoops mess. Rob Moseley's Wednesday practice report includes an update on some of the Ducks who are battered and bruised.
- Many of the PSU players are in-state guys, some of whom grew up rooting for the Ducks. They're looking forward to playing in Autzen, but they're far from star-struck. The Vikings are still learning how to fire the pistol.
- Gary Horowitz at the Statesman Journal (Salem) writes that dealing with adversity in Knoxville has given the Ducks increased confidence.
- Stephen Alexander of the Portland Tribune caught up with Oregon freshman Lache Seastrunk...clearly a deeply emotional and religious young man with an infectious smile and quite a back story. Can't wait to see Seastrunk fulfill the rest of his personal story as a Duck player.
- Understandably, there isn't much about the Ducks, but it's a big week for the Pac-10 as evidenced in Ted Miller's weekly What To Watch: Week 3, and Miller's week 3 predictions.