The week sure does seem a lot longer without any Duck football on Saturday. Here's some quack to get you through:
- Keeerrrttt's Duck Tales this morning covers the 1996 football game between Fresno State and Oregon. This ended up being the first college football game to ever go to overtime. As always, Kurt covers more than just that game, and sets the stage well with Kenny Wheaton's on DC Rich Stubler's "edge defense," and how Tony Graziani almost went to Fresno State.
- As long as we're looking back, Rich Brooks is getting inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Ken Goe has a piece looking back at Brooks' time at Oregon, and how he brought the Ducks to respectability.
- Chip Kelly took part in the weekly Pac-12 coaches conference call, and Adam Jude has the transcript. While fans may worry about the respect the Ducks and the Pac-12 get nationally, Chip Kelly will have none of it. He also has some thoughts on the offensive line and LaMichael James.
- The Oregon cross coutry season is heating up, and the Ducks have the top incoming cross country recruit in the nation in Lukas Verzbicas. He would love to race this weekend as the Ducks hot the Bill Dellinger Invitational at Springfield Country Club on Saturday. But Vin Lannana is taking no chances, with the ultimate prize being a national title. He wants to takes things slow and develop the Ducks young talent.
- Aviniash from Pacific Takes has a fun post today. He has a power ranking of Pac-12 teams based on the movies filmed at their schools. We all know who is #1. Best line of the piece: "Even the films set in Washington suck for Washington."
Got anything else? Leave it in the comments. GO DUCKS!