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Quack Fix: Darron Thomas Update, Football Assistants Getting Raises, Basketball Recruiting and Epic Meal Time

Greg, what is the worst blog on this SB Nation campus? Well that would be hard to say, sir. They're each outstanding in their own way. Cut the horseshit, son. I've got their disciplinary files right here. Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the varsity swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode. You're talking about Addicted to Quack, sir. Of course I'm talking about Addicted to Quack, you TWERP!

  • It's become a well known fact that the success of Oregon Football can be traced back to, in a large part, to the consistency of the coaching staff over the past three years. The end of the year means evaluation and, if your performance is high enough, perhaps you get some raises. Well, that's exactly what has happened for the assistant football coaches going into 2012. Last year, the staff ranked 15th among the highest paid in the country and would move up to 12th factoring in their new raises. By the way Texas. It might be important to get some more wins since your coaching staff is making more than anyone else.
  • Lost Lettermen checks in on former Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas who is still looking to land on an NFL squad after leaving the University of Oregon in the Winter. His decision to leave was widely, and I do mean WIDELY, panned by most everyone but after reading through the article and his reasons, I can't really argue with his choice to go test the professional football waters. Interesting quote from Thomas says "How much better can I get as an NFL quarterback doing what we're doing at Oregon?". The article also notes about how Matt Barkley's decision to return played into Darron's decision to leave. Overall, a very good read. Although I would have liked to see come back for purely selfish feelings, I think the reasons he gives for leaving are solid.
  • In Men's Basketball recruiting news, five-star power forward Aaron Gordon, a target of Oregon and a ton of other schools, has narrowed his choices to Arizona and Washington, a list that also included Oregon, Kentucky and Kansas. There is a long way to go in the recruiting season but it appears, at the moment anyway, that Dana Altman is going to miss on this one. Let's hope for some sort of rabbit getting pulled out of the proverbial hat.
  • in Dallas, apparently a South Oak Cliff running back named X'Erus Dansby has been arrested for allegedly participating in a drive-by murder. I couldn't find his name on any of the sites I normally visit so I can't verify the article's claim that Oregon was interested in signing him. ESPN just has a typical high school recruiting video with no real mention of anything Oregon related. If you know anything about this story, feel free to pass it along in the comments. I'm having a tough time with the smell test on this one.
  • The Eastern Washington University Eagles have scheduled a game against Oregon in 2015 and while that may seem a bit disappointing to most Duck fans who are looking for high profile opponents, this is a huge deal for EWU and their athletic department and not just financially. They are getting a lot of exposure and they are playing all four Northwest Pac-12 teams in as many years.
And finally, we all need to start thinking about tailgating food. The season is fast approaching. When you have a great team and they play in the early in the morning, you need the energy to cheer them on with a good breakfast. What's a Duck Fan to do? Why, we turn to Epic Meal Time for help on making breakfast. Not only is it the Breakfast of Winning the Day, it's the Breakfast of Booze.

To James Harris: If you are reading this, we are STILL eating for a purpose. That purpose is just to get drunk and fat. Sorry. We're fans on Saturdays.