The Ducks had the day off yesterday, but the quack never sleeps. Here's what I could find:
- With the front 7 looking very tough, the only significant question on the secondary at rover, where the Ducks need to replace Eddie Pleasant. Brian Jackson looks to be one of the favorites to start at rover next season (if you missed it last week, check out this interview with him). No matter who starts at rover, their life will be made a lot easier by John Boyett and the rest of the talented secondary.
- Oregon softball had a frustrating week. Though they got a split with the #7 Huskies, they had to deal with three rain delays, and never got to play the rubber match of the series. The series split moves the Ducks to 29-6 overall and 5-5 in the conference, which puts them fourth in the Pac-12.
- After Oregon struggled to open Pac-12 play, I was getting pretty worried. But the Ducks picked it up at just the right time, and have won three series in a row as they head to Palo Alto. Stanford is ranked sixth in the country and has the top slugging percentage in the conference, which will test Oregon's pitching staff, who is second in the conference in ERA and BAA.
- Ernie Kent was in the running for the Colorado State job, and though there were rumors that Kent was going to be hired, it never happened. There are more rumors that Kent's hiring was vetoed at the last minute, but Kent denies that he was ever offered the job.
- At FishDuck, Josh has a post on the end of an era in the Pac-12. With LaMichael James and Darron Thomas moving on, the backbone of the offensive powerhouse that dominated the Pac-12 for the past two seasons is gone. While the Ducks will still be favorites to win the division despite the losses, the Ducks will face some good challenges throughout the conference, and it should make for an exciting Pac-12 season.
If you've got anything else, leave it below. GO DUCKS!