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Quack Fix: Jeremy Jacob rehabbing, Hayward makes a good impression and baseball loses another assistant

A surprising amount of quack for Tuesday at the end of June.  And, only 67 days until LSU!

  • Yesterday, Ted Miller posted his preseason tight end review.  Noting David Paulson, Brandon Williams and Colt Lyerla, Miller has Oregon as one of three teams listed in "great shape."  Miller also has some thoughts on the potential partnership with Google or Apple for the upcoming Pac-12 network.  Finally, Miller had a mailbag posted last Friday night that some of you may have missed.  Not much related on Oregon, but Miller does go on at length about the SEC culture and whether that can be emulated out west. 
  • Curtis Anderson calls the USA Track & Field Championships that were held at Hayward Field this past weekend "another triumph for Track Town, USA."  Vin Lananna is already looking ahead to the World Championships at the end of the summer in Daegu, South Korea,
  • Bob Clark checks in with Jeremy Jacob, who is recovering from separate arthroscopic surgeries on his knees.  It sounds like the rehab is going well and Jacob hopes to be able to play when the Ducks go to Italy in August.  There are also a bunch of quotes from Altman on the incoming recruits, including this (refreshing) nugget on recruiting:
    We can’t have five (recruits) one year and one the next.  Three or four (in a class) is always a great number to have ... that’s what we’d like to get to.
  • Oregon has lost another baseball assistant.  Days after Andrew Checketts left for the head coaching job at UC Santa Barbara, Mike Kirby has left for an assistant position at Cal State Fullerton.  Kirby's move appears to be lateral, though he returns to his alma mater.  
  • Freshman sensation English Gardner was named the Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Newcomver of the Year.  In her first season, Gardner has already etched her name across the school, conference and (junior) national record books. 

Go Ducks!