Lots of quack today, so let's get right to it.
- Adam Jude has a feature on Kenjon Barner this morning that focuses on the physical challenges Barner will as face as the starting running back. We all believe that Kenjon has the talent to capably replace LMJ's production---but will he be able to withstand the weekly punishment from 20 to 25 carries a game? Jude also ends with the remarkable note that Barner needs only 1,441 yards to become Oregon's second all-time leading rushing.
- The Ducks plan to scrimmage today with conference officials on hand. Chip Kelly plans to use this opportunity to get clarity from the officials on some of the new rule changes
- In the latest fish duck minutes, Charles Fischer breaks down Oregon's trap play. Good stuff as usual from the guys at fishduck.com.
- Bob Clark wonders if the recent addition of Devon Branch to the incoming basketball class will lead to a few more commitments. As was widely reported earlier, Branch was joined on his official visit this past weekend by fellow JC recruits Keon Pledger and Andrew Young. Also in town for an unofficial visit as part of the Nike Hoops Summit was top-10 prep prospect Anthony Bennett. The sporting news also has an update on Bennett, including a video highlight from last weekend's Nike event.
- After last weekend's series win against UCLA, two Ducks earned conference honors as Brett Thomas and Alex Keudell were named the conference player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
- The baseball team notched a 4-2 victory San Francisco last night, with freshman infielder Scott Heineman earning the start and pitching 2 1/3 innings of one-hit ball. I just love this story. While Horton claims that Heineman was recruited as a pitcher, he hadn't thrown a bullpen session in about a month and had been limited to only 20 innings during his final two high school seasons. Apparently, Heineman was working on his windup with with a teammate before the game, which he ended up junking after the first inning to pitch from the stretch.
- Ernie Kent appears to be a finalist for the Colorado State head coaching position, which is open after Tim Miles left to take the Nebraska position.
Don't forget to check out the videos from Monday's practice after the jump.