It seems like most of the Ducks news sources have taken a break after the hectic football season (as they should), but that leaves us scrounging for quack. Here's what I could find:
- Rob Moseley has a story this morning on Oregon's upcoming recruiting class. He does a good job recapping where the Ducks stand on a position-by-position basis. Matt Prehm (of DuckTerritory.com) also has some notes at the end of the piece, on Oregon's remaining targets. Prehm thinks that Oregon will pick up Roderick Byers (who is announcing today), Branden Jackson, and Delvon Simmons to close out the class.
- Oregonlive continues their countdown with Oregon's lone DB commit, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. With all the depth and youth in Oregon's secondary, Ifo will not be needed right away, but his coach is sure that he'll do whatever coach Kelly asks of his with full enthusiasm. With this work ethic, and his talent, he'll be a great fit at Oregon.
- With spring approaching, that means it's just about track season, and a number of Oregon football players will be honing their speed in the offseason. Kenjon Barner, Josh Huff, LaMichael James and Dior Mathis are currently set to compete on the track team. Both Huff and Mathis run in the 10.7 range for the 100m dash.
- The Oregon Athletic Department doesn't want money to hinder attendance at women's basketball games at Matt Court. All general admission tickets on Saturdays will be $2 for the rest of the season. I like this strategy. It'll get people in the door, and hopefully get a stronger following behind the basketball team.
- Joevan Catron has been battling sickness this week, and has missed two days of practice this week. Coach Altman is hopeful he can practice today before the team leaves tonight for Stanford.
- Lastly, Rob Moseley has his review of the Oregon linebackers in 2010. This group impressed me more than any other this season. We talked at the beginning of the season how Casey Matthews and Spencer Paysinger would need to step up their game, and did they ever. Looking to 2011, the Ducks have plenty of talent, but replacing a leader and playmaker like Casey Matthews will not be easy. Linebacker has not been a strength of the Ducks in recent years (mostly due to lack of talent), so we don't yet have a great track record when losing star players at the position.
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