I just finished Mike Leach's book Swing Your Sword. I felt the need to read it with Leach becoming the new coach at WSU, and it made me come away with even more respect for the man. Leach is a total genius and, it bears repeating over and over, that with Leach and RichRod coming into the conference, the coaching pedigree in the Pac-10/12 hasn't been this high in a long, long time and it should make for some great football in the coming years. Now, onto the Quack:
- Rob Moseley was on Tuesday Night Talks last night, and had a lot of really interesting things to say about covering the Oregon football program. His piece in the R-G today focuses on position battles at wide receiver and quarterback, with an emphasis on Rashaan Vaughn.
- Baseball completed the two game sweep of San Francisco yesterday, winning 4-1 and getting five shutout innings from Jeff Gold. The Ducks have another tough series at Stanford this weekend, but are feeling good after sweeping ASU and taking two at UCLA.
- Softball was rained out yesterday with a 3-2 lead over #8 Washington in the fifth inning. Its unfortunate, as Oregon was only two outs away from having the rain-shortened game become official, but that game will resume this morning.
- Updates on two former Oregon quarterbacks: Nate Costa is now a private QB coach, and Jeremiah Masoli signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.
- Conflicting reports in Fort Collins, Colorado, where the local paper says CSU will hire New Mexico assistant Craig Neal as their new head coach. However, CBSSports says it will be Ernie Kent.
- The other big news in college football, of course, was the firing of Bobby Petrino at Arkansas. While unfortunate when a school is forced to let go of a winner, Petrino lied to his boss, hired his mistress, and funneled her a $20,000 bonus a week into the job. Arkansas was really left with no choice here.
That's the quack for today. GO DUCKS!