A week of fall camp is in the books. To celebrate, I watched 2010 football games pretty much all day yesterday. Two observations. 1) Boseko Lokombo is going to be really, really good. 2) We don't give Darron Thomas enough credit for how he stood in the pocket last season and took hits. On to the quack!
- The Ducks ended their first week of camp with a double practice day on Saturday. The storyline of the first week is effort and leadership. The Ducks have done an excellent job working hard and the leaders are taking control of the team, and setting an example through their actions. Chip Kelly said it best, "we’re not coaching effort, because the players are coaching it themselves." Moseley also has his projected two-deep after one week, and some comments.
- The only bad news so far? Josh Huff was in a walking boot on Saturday, severity of injury unknown. While worrisome, if this is the only injury issue we have so far, that's pretty great.
- KVAL has a great compilation of video interviews up after Saturday's practice. It includes Chip Kelly, LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, Ricky Heimuli, Daryle Hawkins, and Taylor Hart.
- As I noted on Friday, I'm pretty thrilled with Oregon's QB situation, even though backup Bryan Bennett has no game experience. But word out of camp is that the Ducks are in great shape, and he's also drawn praise in FishDuck's recent scrimmage recap.
- There have been a few Duck fans complaining about the new practice setup. Ken Goe comes to defense of the new arrangement, though mostly because he likes to be in a shaded area with internet access.
- Looking to put money on the Oregon game? You may have missed the best time. The line has changed quite a bit for a game of this magnitude, and after LSU was an early favorite, the Ducks now have a slight edge of the Tigers.
- Rachel Bachman has an interesting article today on sportingoregon.com, which has compiled a pretty incredible collection of old photos and cards from the last 100 years, including some football cards from the 1953, 1956, and 1958 Oregon football teams. Check out the gallery when you have some time to kill.
- Finally, a bit of basketball quack. Bob Clark has a profile on Oregon's new forward Olu Ashaolu. After adjusting to the dreary northwest weather, he's been working out with his new team, preparing for the team's tour of Italy. Ashaolu calls himself an attacker who plays hard on both ends of the court. Sounds like he'll fit in with Dana Altman's team just fine.
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