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Quack Fix: Tennessee on the Oregon Trail, Former Ducks at Practice, and Society43 Sunglasses

Your daily dose of Oregon Ducks news. We have updates from practice, details about how Michael Clay and Jackson Rice came drove up from the bay area to attend practice, and how there is a familiar face coaching for Tennessee.

Volunteers are taking to the Oregon Trail. Will they die of dysentery?
Volunteers are taking to the Oregon Trail. Will they die of dysentery?

Special Note

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Highlights (from Oregon's official practice reports)

  • Former Ducks Michael Clay and Jackson Rice stopped by practice.
  • Even though the tempo is slowed down for walk-throughs, there was a sense of urgency to see everything as much as possible.
  • Good notes on Jackson Rice who is still pursuing his NFL dream.
  • Michael Clay expressed interest in coming back to Oregon as a graduate assistant.
  • Helfrich called the walk-through "the best mental day of the year".


  • Colt Lyerla looks to shake off a tough performance against Virginia.
  • You can tell that the Washington media is looking forward to October 12.
  • Maybe Oregon's off-season changes were for the better.
  • A big defensive lineman will be out for Tennessee this weekend. Earlier reports mentioned "heat stroke" but this report appears to detail a slightly different reason.
  • Tennessee's linebacker coach is familiar with Oregon. Tommy Thigpen coached Auburn's safeties in 2010. He says Oregon is better now than in 2010.
  • The legend of Pre lives on in this, the 40th anniversary of his last race for Oregon.
  • Sure, Tennessee is bigger than Oregon but the gap isn't as large as SEC fans would have you believe.

Blurb of the Day

Interesting quote from Matt about Lane Kiffin. Personally, I think his goose is cooked regardless of what he does.