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Quack Fix: True freshmen with an opportunity to make an impact and Scott Grady granted release

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With LSU only 11 days away (!), there is lots of good quack out there this morning.  Enjoy!

  • With the retirement of Brandon Williams and the leg injury to Curtis White, it looks like Colt Lylerla will have an opportunity to see some significant action this fall.  While Colt has made a strong impression during his short time with the Ducks, tight ends coach Tom Osborne offers the usual concern about true freshman: consistency.  At the end of the article, Moseley also has a brief progress report on Dior Mathis' conversion to receiver, noting that there has been visible improvement over the last few days. 
  • Similarly, the departure of Lache Seastrunk has increased the likelihood that Tra Carson and/or De'Anthony Thomas will be able to earn significant action this season.  The article also includes some quotes from Gary Campbell discussing the loss of Lache (also, check out the video of Campbell after the jump for more).
  • Both Moseley and Chris Courtney have practice reports from yesterday.  There were some standout plays made by several of the true freshman today, including a touchdown reception by Lylerla and DAT making plays while practicing with the ones. 
  • Athlon ranks the top-25 must-see games from 2011, including an early prediction on who will win each matchup.  While Oregon has three games make the top 15, Athlon is predicting the Ducks to drop the LSU and Stanford games. 
  • It was revealed yesterday that defensive back Scott Grady has left the program.  Scott was a redshirt junior who had played in 12 games last year in reserve and on special teams.  Moseley noted that Grady had fallen behind some of the younger players on the depth chart and it is expected that Grady will look to drop down to an FCS school for a larger role in his final two seasons of eligibility. Good luck wherever you land, Scott. 
  • In conference news, Ted Miller has a blog post on the Pac-12 hiring Gary Stevens as the head of the Pac-12 Enterprise company, which will oversee the new television and digital networks.  It looks like Stevens will bring a wealth of experience to the job. 

Don't forget to check out the videos after the jump!

Go Ducks!