We're inching closer to football season. Not too many more weekends to earn those brownie points, so get on that. Here's your quack:
- Bryan Bennett recently attended the Manning Passing Academy, and the Rob Moseley has a story (and video) on Bennett's experience. He worked as a counselor, along with Andrew Luck, Nick Foles, and LSU's Jordan Jefferson. Bennett said the experience helped him hone his own skills, as he was forced to teach them to high school players, and the experience also reinforced the importance of preparation in the film room.
- With fall camp just around the corner, our Ducks are preparing for the upcoming season, and some are doing some more unique activities. Nine Oregon players, including five squad leaders, participated in a "Leadership Challenge," which focused on identifying and utilizing the various strengths in a group. While Oregon returns a lot of talent this season, they do lose many of the perceived team leaders like Jeff Maehl, Casey Matthews, and Brandon Bair. How players like Gildon, Weems, and Clay step up will be key for Oregon's success this season.
- Speaking of defensive leaders, DSA has an interview with senior rover Eddie Pleasant.
- Another area of question for the Ducks is wide receiver. With an influx of new talent, the Ducks have more athleticism at the position than they have had in years, but the group has not had a chance to prove it on the field yet. KVAL has a feature on Josh Huff, and how he's ready for the challenge. They also have videos with Darron Thomas and Terrell Turner.
- Rivals is known for their Top 100, but they just released the top 100 of the last 10 years. Three Ducks make the list, though one hasn't played a down yet.
- Rob Moseley was interviewed on the Bald Faced Truth the other day. Rob gives his thoughts on Will Lyles, and a few other questions on the football team.
- SBNation's Texas A&M blog has an interesting article on the Longhorn Network. They claim that the network will provide incentives for Texas high school coaches to push players towards Texas. So, pretty much the status quo.
Got anything else? Leave it in the comments. GO DUCKS!