Sorry the quack's a bit late today. Here's what's happening in the world of Duck:
- We're not the only ones counting down the days until the LSU game. Darron Thomas is as well, and can't wait for fall camp, which starts one month from yesterday. Thomas' cousin Russell Shepard is one of LSU's most explosive players, and he and Thomas have already been bantering. As Thomas said, "It’s no New Mexico," and he and his team have been working hard so far this summer. Thomas has taken over the leadership role, and has been leading his team on drills before the start of fall camp. He's been working in 7 on 7's, as well as working in smaller groups with Oregon's new receivers. While the group may not be experienced, Thomas said that now the Ducks have "real speed."
- Should Chip Kelly talk to the media before Pac-12 Media Day, set for June 26th? Someone says yes! You'll never guess who. Canzano's article sparked a lively discussion on twitter between Tony DiFrancisco, Matt Prehm, Rob Moseley, and Bryan D Fischer. And, obviously, Chip Kelly should not be talking to the media anytime soon. Wait until the NCAA investigation is over, guys.
- According to the Oregonian, some of Oregon's trustees are "concerned" about the Will Lyles situation. The headline used to read "unsettled," but it was changed, presumably after the editor bothered to actually read what the trustees had to say.
- Oregon recruit Oshay Dunmore is one of the Ducks top commits so far, and Duck Territory has an update on him. Apparently, he's still growing, and hopes to be 6'4" 210 by fall. Also, he's doing his best for the Ducks on the recruiting trail.
- Cal Golden Blogs has been doing some extensive coverage on last year's Oregon/Cal matchup. This time, HydroTech has a post on the chess game between Chip Kelly and Cal DC Clancy Pendergast.
- In a Pac-12 preview, Ted Miller says Oregon is in "good shape" at defensive tackle. While that's a fair preseason assessment, I think this unit will end up being a huge strength for the defense.
- In more Pac-12 previews, SBNation's Bill Connelly has his Stanford preview. Stanford should be set on offense with Luck, but their defense didn't get the attention it deserved last season. If they can keep up their same pace, they should be competing for a national title. But let's always remember the caveat, it's tough to project coaching changes.
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