We dropped the quack yesterday, so to make up for it, here it is earlier than normal.
- Cliff Harris was supposed to be a big force for the Ducks this year, but through 3 games he's been silent, both on and off the field, an Rob Moseley has a long piece on Harris this morning. While it's a bit understandable due to the competition the last two games, he's also had to earn every minute of playing time. But he's earning the praise of the coaching staff, who have seen him focus in practice and shut out off field distraction. This piece covers more than just this season, and covers Harris' past, and is well worth the read.
- George Schroeder's column today is on taking his son to his first football game. It's a good piece to remember why college football is so great, and reminisce about your first football game. Mine was 1991 against New Mexico State and Ronnie Harris returned a punt for a touchdown.
- Brent Haberly did a Q&A with the guys at SBNation's Arizona blog, AZ Desert Swarm. He predicts a 19-point win for the Ducks.
- Looks like Kenjon Barner will be ready to play against the Wildcats, and Moseley has a video interview with him. Duck Territory also has one with Rahsaan Vaughn.
- An era is ending for Oregon football. Tomorrow will be the first road conference game without equipment manager Pat Conrad, who had held the position for 32 years.
- Lastly, it looks as if the NFL may be changing its opinion of spread QBs. Chris Brown of Smart Football has some comments on a recent SI piece by Don Banks. I think this pretty much sums up this shift in attitude: "And yet now, after — wait for it — two games, the analysis has completely changed. Jaworski is rethinking his beliefs; Cosell is rechecking his biases. This is not evidence of a well thought out position."
You know what to do. Leave lots and lots of pelican pictures in the comments. GO DUCKS!