The quack! After months in the desert, we are finally back! We have a bunch of links today, and make sure to hit after a jump for a bunch of videos from yesterday.
- Let's kick things off with the practice reports. Here's Rob Moseley's take, and he already has great reviews on De'Anthony Thomas. Aaron Fentress says that Oregon didn't miss a beat on the first day, starting fast and continuing the whole time. Duck Territory also has practice notes, focusing on some of the new players that saw action.
- Rob Moseley's main story this morning is on the Ducks attempt to get back to another BCS Bowl, and hopefully finish this time. After two years of success, the Ducks know what will get them there, lots and lots of hard work.
- With a half-new offensive line, the Ducks will need great play out of Darron Thomas, and Ken Goe reports that he is walking the talk. With a year under his belt, Darron is now the unquestioned leader of the team, and he is excelling in that role so far.
- Rob Moseley has a few notes on Cliff Harris and Kiko Alonso. Both have been practicing with the team, but Chip Kelly doesn't have any updates on their status. Rob also gives us his guesses at the two-deep.
- While some LSU fans seem to be quite confident about the matchup on September 3rd, the guys at AndTheValleyShook aren't nearly as optimistic. Opening games are always unpredictable, and Poseur has a few questions that might have unfortunate answers for both Tiger and Duck fans.
- What would a quack fix be without some Lyles links? George Schroeder wrote about the backdrop of NCAA violations, that hung over every part of practice. Normally, I wouldn't link to this article. But this one is special. It's pretty much the exact opposite of what a good column should be. Then again, Schroeder hasn't had an interesting thought in months, so we can't expect him to start now.
- Carson York states the obvious: The only people worried about the NCAA are reporters.
- Scott Reed, who has been writing the recent Lache Seastrunk articles has another up on his site. After the Oregonian got in touch with Deanna Carter, Reed accused Lyles of dragging down Seastrunk with him, and urged Lyles to let Lache be.
We have videos of media day and after practice after the jump, so stick around and leave any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!