We're not the only ones trying to stay busy during the bye week. Here's video of what the Duck has been up to. And here's some more quack:
- Ken Goe had a piece yesterday afternoon on how Oregon is making it harder to get access to players and coaches. This is a good article capturing just how Oregon has changed as it has become more successful, and I don't view that as a bad thing. More practices are closed and coaches have fewer public appearances. While this will no doubt rub some boosters the wrong way, I'd rather our coaches and players worry about winning games.
- Lache Seastrunk hardship waiver has been denied by the NCAA, so he will not be playing at Baylor until 2012. There were plenty of rumors that Seastrunk had been offered eligibility if he gave dirt on Oregon, so the fact that this didn't happen is good news for Duck fans. Also, this news comes out just after Scott Reed reported that Seastrunk had been ineligible at Oregon before transferring.
- Though the Ducks don't play this weekend, we are less than a week away from playing Cal. And Ted Miller has a piece on Tosh Lupoi, the Cal assistant that directed his players to fake injuries. Miller even gives ATQ a shout-out. And I can't forget this: BOOOOOOOOOO!!!
- For more from the Bears, BearTerritory.net has a piece on Zach Maynard. He's played in some tough venue's already this year, but he knows what he'll be in for at Autzen, after visiting as a PSA in 2007. He and the rest of the Bears are preparing for the Ducks speedy defense along with the noise, and with Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones, will give the Ducks another stiff test.
- Duck Territory has a list of the most important 10 recruits the Ducks are pursuing. This list is interesting because it's not just the 10 highest ranked players that have Oregon offers, but the players that fit in Oregon's scheme and are needed to help build depth.
- Oregon is at the very beginning of the cross country season, and Curtis Anderson wonders if it will be the Luke and Lukas show for the men's team. The team will be led by senior Luke Puskedra but everyone is really excited to see incoming freshmen Lukas Verzbicas, who won the junior triathlon championship only a few weeks ago.
- Oregon Volleyball is having an amazing season, having knocked off #1 Penn State and winning 10 straight matches. They face the Washington teams this weekend, and the Huskies are ranked 3rd in the nation.
- Lastly, are you looking for some basketball tickets? Season ticket and mini-plans go on sale Monday.
That's all for now. Got anything else? Leave it below. GO DUCKS!