Last week, Jared and I went through the ATQ archives. That's six years, over 3,500 stories, and it was interesting to see where we've been. We used to call the 'Quack Fix" the "Morning Oatmeal." I saw the post where we hired Chip Kelly as offensive coordinator, and had no idea who he was. Basketball made a run to the Elite Eight. Oregon went to the National Championship Game, then finally won a Rose Bowl. There was a point where we were excited to get ten comments in a game thread. As the athletic year comes to an end here at UO, we want to thank you for making this site what it is. Now that the sappiness is over, onto the quack:
- It looks like the University has a new President in Michael Gottfredson, former vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Irvine. Apparently, Gottfredson has made a good first impression on campus, but he's got some work to do to convince me that he's more than just a lap dog for an inept Board of Higher Education.
- The baseball team may have missed out on the College World Series, but Aaron Fentress writes that the team is built to sustain their success next season. While Alex Keudell, Brett Hambright, and likely Aaron Jones will all be leaving Oregon, everyone else of note is staying, and the return of Christian Jones should leave the pitching staff in excellent shape. The major offseason issue, of course, is to take care of George Horton's contract.
- The last big recruit that the basketball team was going after, center Chris Obekpa, has committed to St. John's. Pending any transfers in over the summer, the Ducks will enter next season with two open scholarships, and Dana Altman desperately needs to show that he can keep a recruiting class in Eugene.
- Casey Martin will have no trouble getting a golf cart for the US Open this time around.
- Rob Mullens joined Isaac and Suke on 1080 in Portland yesterday, and the sustainability of the athletic program was the main topic.
That's all the quack for today. Stay tuned after the jump for a Pac-12 Network trailer. In the meantime, if you find more quack, make sure to share.